ULTIMAX AVIATION is a Cape Town based Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO), renowned for its top-level experience in helicopter maintenance. Founded and led by Aristide (Aris) Loumouamo in 2016, the company specialises in the maintenance of Airbus medium and heavy helicopters. These range from the AS350/H125 Squirrel to the recently importedRead More →

In August over 400 delegates gathered at Gallagher Estate in Midrand to address the development of women in aviation. IN RECOGNITION of the work the husband and wife team of Clinton and Michelle Carroll are doing in advancing women in aviation, Aeronautical Aviation’s CEO Clinton Caroll was the only maleRead More →

Pilatus Aircraft finally produced the last PC-6 Turbo Porter after announcing the model’s end of production in 2017, completing a 63-year chapter that began in 1959. THE PC-6 IS FAMOUS for its utilitarian looks and for its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. It has been equipped with piston andRead More →

Peter Garrison– The Bugatti 100P was a beautiful blend of art and engineering. THE LEGENDARY BUGATTI 100P racer was a collaboration, begun in the late 1930s, between Italian-French car builder Ettore Bugatti and French freelance designer Louis de Monge de Franeau. The original aeroplane, its development interrupted by the outbreakRead More →

Guy Leitch, September 2022 – THIS MONTHS’ LONG DELAYED African Aerospace and Defence Expo (AAD) is a welcome shot in the arm for the South African aviation industry. AAD walks the tricky line of combining both the civilian and military sectors. This year there is a special emphasis on GA.Read More →

George Tonking – “Money lost – nothing lost; health lost – little lost; spirit lost – everything lost.” – Igor Sikorsky The key to a long career in any chosen profession is to never fall out of love with the work you do. Because, as the quote attributed to theRead More →

SA Flyer’s August issue will be producing a first-time ever dedicated digital “Meet theCEOs of Aviation” Profile Guide.Sales Manager Wayne Wilson says, “We are taking the opportunity to give something backto those struggling under Covid-19, so will be donating to a charitable cause of your choice.“We have all felt theRead More →

Even COVID-19 could not keep a damn good magazine down. Our 300th edition done & dusted! It’s been an epic & emotional journey to say the least! Many treasured friends & memories have been made over the years – thank you to everyone who’s been part of this magical journey.Read More →

A well know aviation attorney Johan Botha has launched an attack on the pending Lift Airlines of Gidon Novick. Botha claims that lift has not fulfilled the legal requirements for starting a new airline – particularly that it has not obtained its own Aircraft Operators certificate (AOC) and that itsRead More →