SAPS honours Captain Steph, a qualified female helicopter pilot

SAPS honours Captain Steph, a qualified female helicopter pilot

- On Thursday, the South African Police Service (SAPS) took to social media to honour one of their own

- The SAPS paid tribute to Captain Stephani Scheepers who has chosen the blue uniform to serve and protect Mzansi

- The inspiring lady is a qualified commercial helicopter pilot

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On Friday, the country is celebrating Women's Day by honouring the exceptional ladies in South Africa.

One of these ladies is Captain Stephani Scheepers, aka Captain Steph. On Thursday, the SAPS took to Facebook to honour Scheepers in honour of Women's month.

The post praised Scheepers for dedicating her life to the blue uniform by protecting and serving the people in Mzansi.

Briefly.co.za learned that the inspiring woman is a qualified commercial helicopter pilot and she is part of the North West Air Wing.

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SAPS honours Captain Steph, a qualified female helicopter pilot

SAPS honours Captain Steph, a qualified female helicopter pilot. Photo credit: South African Police Service/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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"She has the responsibility of ensuring the safe operation of the helicopter and its air crew during airborne operations," the SAPS said in the post.

Scheepers loves her job and said that the best part was seeing the successful completion of air support missions.

"Especially in those areas where my colleagues cannot reach because of the terrain challenges. This includes assisting by giving clear directions to colleagues on the ground during the tracking and chasing of suspect/s from high in the sky," she said.

SAPS management applauded Scheepers on her dedication to the force and for her "patriotic and selfless deeds".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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