Chris has been flying on the South African air show circuit for the last 24 years, and has displayed in over 400 air shows including being the 1st South African ever to fly a display at Oshkosh, which is the biggest air show in the world.
Chris holds a South African ALTP as well as FAA ALTP licenses and has flown in excess of 10 000 hours on more than 60 types of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Chris has flown in 18 Presidents Trophy Air Races, has won it once and has been amongst the first 5 to finish 4 times. Chris has been the master mind behind the Race of Champions which him and his team has organized 4 times in the past. All of these events turned out to be huge successes.
Growing up on the airport since 1981 (his father is Giovanni Maiorana, owner of Villa San Giovanni Restaurant) and being exposed to various spheres of the airport his passion and ongoing commitment to the growth and improvement of Wonderboom airport has always been a driving force. From the very first air show in 1984 to the many events that have taken place at Wonderboom over the years, Christian has always played a role in some form or another.
Christian’s professionalism, knowledge and talents have been recognized on many of these occasions and he has planned and produced many events on the airport over the years. Some of the most recent is the air show in 2011, the hot Rod and Muscle car nationals 2014 and 2015, Tshwane / SA Airlink’s launch in 2015, just to mention a few of the bigger events.