(Peter Garrison) Where Do Little Aeroplanes Come From? They grow in the heads of little kids… AS A YOUNG BOY I LOVED AEROPLANES. It was in the late forties and early fifties, the era when jets were replacing props. Except for the Douglas Skyraider – a great homely radial-engine taildraggingRead 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 →

(George Tonkin) – Almost simultaneously, both Gareth Pahl (one of my regular crewmen) and I received the message notification on our phones while flying a routine VISPOL (Visual Policing) sortie somewhere over Pretoria East: “Armed robbery in progress. Wonderboom area.” LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN, being a helicopter pilot canRead 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 →

This incredible photo was captured shortly after 10:30am Sunday 30th May 2021 at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga. Local photographer Matt Pulinski happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap this photo of a Learjet encountering a bird strike upon take-off. A largeRead More →