POSITION REPORT (SAFlyer June 2021) – ‘INDUSTRY NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED FROM STUPID GOVERNMENT’ THERE IS AN ENDURING PERCEPTION in Africa that general aviation (GA) is the plaything of rich whites. So we continue to lose airports to population pressure and land hunger. This is exacerbated by the location of
James Pitman – “EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2021 is happening. The Sling 4 high wing prototype has its ATF. And we’re feeling restless. So once again we’re off to Wisconsin!” If you’re interested in following this year’s Sling pilgrimage to Oshkosh, here’s the lowdown.. The aeroplane is ZU-SHW – Sling’s beautiful
Flying from private unmanned airfields has many benefits, but also some unexpected complications and many lessons in common sense. We are constantly learning… I have always loved older aircraft, and with so many aircraft having been built in the sixties and seventies, finding a good example is not too difficult.
Mark Holliday The Mafikeng pre-World Cup Competition in 2000 served both as a pre-World Cup dress-rehearsal and the South African National Champs, in order to select the South African team for the 2001 World Champs. I had logged several hundred practise hours over the preceding months and spent a lot of time
Vertical Aerospace announced the launch of their new aircraft, VA-1X. Capable of carrying up to five people (four passengers and a pilot), the VA-1X is set to be the world’s first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. No
It is seldom that pilots will stay with the same aircraft type after going solo. For the majority, more aircraft ratings are in the immediate future. These are usually aircraft with more seating, faster speeds, variable pitch propellers and retractable gear. Once you fly with retractable gear, you will often
Thomas Pallini A MagniX-modified and battery-powered Cessna Grand Caravan. MagniX A US company has taken to the skies in the world’s largest electric aircraft, a modified Cessna Grand Caravan. Departing from Moses Lake, Washington, the aircraft flew around for 30 minutes before returning safely without using aviation fuel. The flight
A pilot and passenger were killed when a light aircraft crashed near Springs Airfield in the City of Ekurhuleni on Sunday. According to the City’s Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS), the call for a rescue was received at around 18:20 and the two were declared dead when paramedics and