ABRIDGED CURRICULUM VITAE OF COL A.M. GRUNDLING, DIRECTOR SYSTEMS
Col Grundling was born on 29 December
1959 in Pietersburg (Polokwane). He completed both his primary and
secondary school education at respectively Pietersburg South Primary and
Pietersburg High School.
Prior to joining the South African Air
Force, he completed both an apprenticeship at Atlas Aircraft Corporation
as well as a National Higher Diploma for Technicians (T4) at Pretoria
He joined the South African Air Force in July 1983 as a
tradesman/technician at 1 Air Depot. He completed courses in basic
educational technology and as from January 1986, gave instruction at the
SAAF School for Logistics training.
He completed the Masters Diploma in Technology (T5) at Pretoria
Technicon in 1987.
From January 1989 he worked as an engineering
technician/technologist at Air Logistics Command from where he was
seconded as installation officer responsible for the SAAF DC3s to
In 1992, he obtained the degree in flight test
engineering from the National Test Pilot School (Majave, California).
He joined the SAAF Test Flight and Development Centre in
Bredasdorp as a Test Flight Engineer in January 1993, where he
participated in various programs on both fixed and rotary winged
In 1999, he completed a Bachelors degree in Engineering
from the University of Stellenbosch.
In April 2002, he became the Senior Staff Officer Air
Certification at Air Command.
Col Grundling was appointed as Director System Integrity
with effect from 1 September 2007.
Col Grundling is married to Petro.