This report was compiled in the interest of promoting aviation safety and not to establish legal liability.  SYNOPSIS  The aircraft departed Wonderboom Aerodrome (FAWB) at approximately 12h00Z with five occupants onboard for a flight to Sishen. After being airborne for approximately two hours they joined overhead Sishen aerodrome at 2000Read More →

At last, after a full year of flying, studying, and exams, I was ready for my PPL Check-ride. But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows – I was feeling the butterflies, big time. No use denying I was excited. But my excitement was mixed with a full measure of apprehensionRead More →

With the increasing worldwide need for airline-focused training to address the looming shortage of pilots, the Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) is gaining popularity. One of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to address this ICAO initiative is via the extensive use of professional, authentic flight simulators. French simulator company AlsimRead More →

Have you ever heard people say, “I wouldn’t fly in one of those small planes – it is not like a car where you can stop and fix it if something goes wrong?” Jim Davis walks you through some life-threatening failures that you can easily handle, or fix, from theRead More →

Practically the first thing anyone wants to know about a new aeroplane is how fast it goes. This very basic question is curiously hard to answer. Airspeed is measured by the pitot-static system. (The word pitot, by the way, comes from  the name of Henri Pitot, who came up withRead More →