The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.  The ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (Takeoff). This is an authoritative and comprehensive framework of risk-based temporary measuresRead More →

Due to its history, the Goodwood Revival is more a historic motor racing event than an airshow. But Goodwood still is a very pleasant and fully functional airfield and so during the motoring events they also host a spectacular display of flying and static historic aircraft.  The airfield was builtRead More →

This report was compiled in the interest of promoting aviation safety and not to establish legal liability.  SYNOPSIS  The aircraft departed Wonderboom Aerodrome (FAWB) at approximately 12h00Z with five occupants onboard for a flight to Sishen. After being airborne for approximately two hours they joined overhead Sishen aerodrome at 2000Read More →

At last, after a full year of flying, studying, and exams, I was ready for my PPL Check-ride. But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows – I was feeling the butterflies, big time. No use denying I was excited. But my excitement was mixed with a full measure of apprehensionRead More →

Have you ever heard people say, “I wouldn’t fly in one of those small planes – it is not like a car where you can stop and fix it if something goes wrong?” Jim Davis walks you through some life-threatening failures that you can easily handle, or fix, from theRead More →

Practically the first thing anyone wants to know about a new aeroplane is how fast it goes. This very basic question is curiously hard to answer. Airspeed is measured by the pitot-static system. (The word pitot, by the way, comes from  the name of Henri Pitot, who came up withRead More →