What started out as a single flight for a child a few years ago, has grown into a “Monstrous” yearly event for many South African children. “The Children’s Flight’s origins lie in a music video called ‘Paper Plane’, which is essentially about a child with a Dream to fly, butRead More →

During the 1976 National Air Races at Mojave, a stuntman going by the nickname the “The Human Fly” appeared twice riding a DC-8. Standing on a flying DC-8 piloted by well-known pilot Clay Lacy, the “Human Fly” smiled and waved to the crowd below. Spectators looked up in amazement asRead More →

Why are tags on an aircraft and why are they coloured? The purpose of tags All pilots know that there are tags that cover the pitot tube, and that the tag must be removed before flight, otherwise the airspeed indicator and other associated instruments will not operate or give theRead More →

A fully paid luxurious trip available for two. So…Anybody interested in a free ride in a helicopter for 4 people and the trip of a lifetime? I’m still looking for 2 more adults to join us. We leave early Saturday morning from OR Tambo by private jet to Durban. OnRead More →

How do you want to live? For many of us pilots, flying is part of our soul. We live, eat, breathe and dream about flying in its many disciplines. The ultimate retreat would be to have your home and your toys altogether. But the unfortunate truth, is that your aircraftRead More →

Smirnykh, Sakhalinskaya Oblast’, Russia The original airfield was built in the early 20th century for the Imperial Japanese Army and was called Keton. It consisted of a 1200 m long concrete runway, gravel taxiways and about 20 equipped aircraft parking lots. ⠀After the Soviet Union regained control over Sakhalin inRead More →

John Goodman Houshold flew in the 1870’s, well before the wright brothers!!! ‘Immortality lost.’ John Goodman Houshold son of a Karkloof farmer actually anticipated the success of the Wright brothers by being the first person to actually fly. Unfortunately his effort is in direct proportion to the lack of theRead More →