(Book Review). A long-awaited book that has been released in time for Christmas reading and as a treasured gift is Scully Levin’s biography: Punching Holes in the Sky. Scully is a living legend in South African aviation. His achievements would fill a book – and so he has.  As a bright-eyed kid fromRead More →

African recovery and return to economic growth following the Covid-19 pandemic presented a significant opportunity to the general aviation sector across the continent, but particularly in South Africa, SA Flyer editor Guy Leitch pointed out when he was addressing the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa’s virtual 2020 symposium. “South African general aviation isRead More →

This past week the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) claimed that SAA pilots are, “the second-best paid in the world.” This is an astoundingly crude lie that is evidently false for two reasons… First – it cited its source as IATA – the International Air Transport Association. IATA was quickRead More →

Cape Town, Tuesday 1 December 2020: For the first time in over eight months, customers boarded kulula flight MN101, the first Comair flight to take off as the company recommences services. The flight is a huge step in getting Comair back on its feet as a sustainable business, and signals theRead More →

01 December 2020, Johannesburg – Airlink, the independent and privately-owned airline, notes with disappointment, but respect, the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss its claim against South African Airways (SAA) with costs. This follows Airlink’s application to the Johannesburg High Court in January for leave to sue the state-owned airline,Read More →

Heavily Oversubscribed University of Cape Town’s Distinguished Professor Philippe Salazar’s Master’s and PhD Aviation Law courses advertised in SA Flyer in August 2020 have been heavily oversubscribed. Prof Salazar writes, “We have received many applications from airline pilots to lawyers and the industry, and from quite a variety of countries.Read More →

The turmoil in South Africa has claimed a prominent aviation personality. Wayne Giles, a much-loved pilot and his wife were murdered at their aero-estate home. Karl Jensen writes: Wayne and his wife Janique were shot and killed in their home at Fly Inn Estate on 4 August 2020 shortly afterRead More →