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Chieftain Prang – Fuel ?

This report was compiled in the interest of the promotion of aviation safety and the reduction of the risk of aviation accidents or incidents and not to establish legal liability.  Aircraft Registration: ZS-JOA   Date of Accident: 13 November 2010  Time of Accident: 1007Z Type of Aircraft Piper-PA-31P-350 Chieftain  Type of Operation: Test

Never Trust the Buggers

Not-So-Great Expectations

Invert to Untangle

Three Deaths



Invert to Untangle

When climbing, you need some right rudder to keep the ball centred. If you perform a half roll and continue to climb upside-down, which rudder will you have to use to stay coordinated? Why do we need right rudder in a climb, anyway? Is it because of slipstream rotation? The propeller

In praise of ATNS

Shrink Machine

Jammed Controls


Poppy drop – Alouette, gentille alouette …

Despite enduring a world-changing pandemic in 2020 and facing an uncertain future, I suspect it’s nothing compared to living in a country at war. Which is what I found myself contemplating recently as I flew what is now a civilian version of a South African military stalwart, the Aérospatiale Alouette III.  “My favourite helicopter

Local is lekker

Aviation Company Profiles

Guy Leitch talks on SAA

Gidon Novick – what will make Lift different?