This report is to promote aviation safety and not to establish legal liability. The CAA’s report contains padding, repetition, poor English and incompetence. So, in the interest of clarity and readability, I have had to correct and paraphrase extensively. Aircraft Registration: ZS-KMS Time of Accident: 12 September 2012 0545Z TypeRead More →

Let me tell YOU about the worst passenger in the world. Any first-year trainee shrink would’ve warned me not to fly with this guy, based on the five shrinkery categories – where the spectrum of scores ranges from one on the left-hand side to ten on the right: • ConscientiousnessRead More →

I’ve been trying to figure out how the five personality traits recognised by psychologists affect the safety and harmony of a flight.  Here they are again.  Conscientiousness  Agreeableness  Neuroticism  Openness to experience   Extraversion  You have three main lines of defense against them:  Brief them properly.  Treat them like talking cargo.  Never trust the buggers. Read More →

SYNOPSIS The pilot, who was the sole occupant onboard the aircraft, was on a private flight from Wonderboom Aerodrome to Grand Central Aerodrome. His intention was to uplift two passengers at Grand Central from where they would have flown to New Tempe Aerodrome near Bloemfontein. The pilot was cleared forRead More →