A friend sent me a copy of an article with the title, “Questioning the Overbanking Tendency.” I did not have to read far to discover the author’s answer: “For all practical purposes,” he states, “there is no such thing as an overbanking tendency.” He has the honour of contradicting theRead More →

The cargo compartment smoke warning came as a surprise. This was a heavy-weight take-off, well above maximum landing weight and the aircraft was not even through a thousand feet above ground level (AGL). Air Traffic Control were informed of the intention to return immediately. The ECAM (Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitoring)Read More →

This report was compiled in the interests of promoting aviation safety and reduction of the risk of aviation accidents or incidents and not to establish legal liability. SYNOPSIS  On 23 July 2006, the aircraft took off from Worcester Aerodrome on a private flight to Grabouw Private Aerodrome. When the aircraftRead More →

I had spent years immersing myself in aviation and finding the means to pay for my PPL, months studying and training for it, weeks preparing and now, I am in the final hours and minutes – the PPL Check-ride – Part Two.  We had only been in the air forRead More →

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 →

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 →