Book Review: QUINTIN HAWTHORNE SOUTH AFRICA HAS A WONDERFULLY rich history of aerobatics, and many of our greatest pilots first showed what they are capable of in aerobatic competitions. For anyone with even a passing interest in the aerial ballet that is competition aerobatics Quintin Hawthorne’s book is a must-haveRead More →

Boasting record eVTOL pre-sales, UK company Vertical Aerospace (VA) is going public through a SPAC, with backing from Microsoft, American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce and a bulging US$4 billion-dollar pre-order book for as many as 1,000 of its VA-X4 eVTOL air taxis. The SPAC deal is a merger withRead More →

As eVTOL manufacturers scramble to get next-gen air taxi aircraft certified and into full production, another set of companies are racing to establish themselves as air mobility service providers. These will become the Ubers of the sky. Some eVTOL manufacturers plan to do it themselves; Joby Aviation, for example, now ownsRead More →

Sometimes it takes an event or experience to make you understand the true weight a word carries; like ‘plummeting’ during your first spin. Today I was going to learn to fly ‘complex aircraft’. One of the requirements (a fun one) for the Commercial Pilot Licence is to complete five hoursRead More →

(BOOK REVIEW by PETER GARRISON) From time to time I find myself in the study of some aficionado of aviation – former Flying Magazine editor Stephan Wilkinson, for example – admiring the cargo of his bookshelves. Many a volume that I would like to sit down with on a rainyRead More →

You can experience the thrill of spending a night on a Boeing, overlooking the African bushveld and the northern Drakensberg mountains. The dream became a reality for Martin den Dunnen and wife Tracy in March 2019 when time, opportunity, and passion collided and a Boeing 737 ZS-BIL was purchased. The AerotelRead 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 →

The flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi operated by El Al with a Boeing 737-900ER (4X-EHD) This is El Al’s first flight to the United Arab Emirates. The flight happened today (August 31, 2020), carrying Israeli and US delegations. The original flight details below: LY971 Tel Aviv – Abu DhabiRead More →