POSITION REPORT (SAFlyer June 2021) – ‘INDUSTRY NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED FROM STUPID GOVERNMENT’ THERE IS AN ENDURING PERCEPTION in Africa that general aviation (GA) is the plaything of rich whites. So we continue to lose airports to population pressure and land hunger. This is exacerbated by the location of
Flying from private unmanned airfields has many benefits, but also some unexpected complications and many lessons in common sense. We are constantly learning… I have always loved older aircraft, and with so many aircraft having been built in the sixties and seventies, finding a good example is not too difficult.
A propeller breaking in flight could result in your engine ripping itself off its mounting within seconds. As with most things that continually perform their duties without any hassles, we generally take the propeller for granted. Yes, we check it for chips and cracks during our pre-flight, but we don’t
75 years after its first flight on the 22nd of May 1946, the ‘Chippy” is still flown and loved by many. From the late 1940s, the de Havilland Chipmunk became the RAF’s primary trainer aircraft. The RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight still has two Chipmunks, invaluable for training fighter