Plane & Pilot argued the 2020 Plane of the Year Award to Pipistrel with the achievements of development, certification and production of Velis Electro, the world’s first certificated electric airplane. The Velis Electro is world’s first electric powered airplane to receive a Type Certificate (EASA.A.573 TCDS). The two-seater, intended primarily
Wed 11 Nov, 2020. President Ramaphosa updated the country about the sale of alcohol, lockdown regulations and international travel.: “My Fellow South Africans…” Everyone in the tourism industry, and most people in general, had been wondering when international travel would resume, especially as we are approaching the festive season. It’s
Get notified when the law changes – straight to your inbox. You no longer have to search the SACAA website looking for changes. The aviation industry is loving this very popular notification service. The weekly newsletter informs you when there are changes to Aviation Law specific to South Africa. AIC’s
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
Aviation authorities the world over have the responsibility of overseeing aviation safety and security as well as developing the aviation industries in their countries. Aviation safety and the development of aviation are two things that are mostly at loggerheads with each other: a terrific safety record can be achieved by
Survey Flying – This type of flying can be particularly satisfying because the benefits of accurate piloting and navigation are clearly reflected in the results. In the ‘60s before the advent of modern technology such as satellites, drones, Lidar and related software most survey work was done using aircraft of
Low flying is exhilarating and something that plenty of pilots do – or are tempted to do. Many pilots have come to grief carrying out low level manoeuvres when testosterone took over and attempts were being made to impress girlfriends. In the air force low-flying is taught as an exercise.