Barring the impossible again, (which actually happened last year because of COVID-19), Reno could be back… The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced that following its successful ‘Save The Races’ fund raising campaign, the National Championship Air Races will be returning this year September. 2021 will mark the 57th yearRead More →

(Story and Images Garth Calitz) Flying clubs are doing a great job keeping up the esprit de corps of the beleaguered flying community.  For years SA Flyer supported the Krugersdorp Flying Club (KFC) annual spot landing competition but this publication has been forced to reduce its involvement and the KFC has shown that despite the oddsRead More →

As the Covid-19 lockdown lifted, a number of flying clubs seized the opportunity to get their members back in the air by organising fly-ins.  Members of the informal Zandspruit Flying Club in Hoedspruit managed to arrange a small but particularly noteworthy fly-in. Stars of the fly-in were the two Harvards from the well-known Balding Eagles collection in Hekpoort.   Of particular note was the first appearance of the Harvard called Popeye. This Harvard has benefittedRead More →

Nov 20, 2020: At last week’s fall meeting – held in a virtual format – the EAA board of directors supported the ongoing planning efforts for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, which will be held July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Among those preparations are incorporating best practicesRead More →

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 →

Children’s Flight Sponsorship Fundraiser – Support a worthy cause. Just imagine flying in a Huey! Or being aerotowed in a performance sailplane out of the picturesque Orient Airfield. You are running out of time!! There are only 20 tickets per aircraft type…this is your chance to fly with a legendRead More →