Obituary- South Africa has lost one of its greatest pilots. General Des Barker had an extraordinarily successful career in the SAAF. He followed that up by becoming the world expert on air show crashes. He wrote the standard text, Zero Error Margin, and his recently released major reference work “Anatomy
YOUTUBE’S MOST WATCHED FLIGHT REVIEWER. His view on female representation in aviation. Although there has been a steady growth in the number of female pilots in the last few decades, the percentage of female pilots globally remains incredibly low. Recent statistics released in 2020 paint a grim picture of an
This report was compiled in the interest of the promotion of aviation safety and the reduction of the risk of aviation accidents or incidents and not to establish legal liability. Aircraft Registration: ZS-JOA Date of Accident: 13 November 2010 Time of Accident: 1007Z Type of Aircraft Piper-PA-31P-350 Chieftain Type of Operation: Test
I’ve been trying to figure out how the five personality traits recognised by psychologists affect the safety and harmony of a flight. Here they are again. Conscientiousness Agreeableness Neuroticism Openness to experience Extraversion You have three main lines of defense against them: Brief them properly. Treat them like talking cargo. Never trust the buggers.
A year ago the Covid-19 pandemic seemed more imaginary than a real threat. When the state of disaster with its lockdown regulations was introduced in March 2020, there was general scepticism, and at best reluctant compliance, in many quarters. But now it’s hitting home – felling many giants in the aviation community. This column is about just three of the larger than life characters who have been taken from us by Covid-19. In December the second wave of the pandemic hit, and this time it’s far more virulent that
We celebrate this Pretoria High School Boykie’s incredible achievements, from PayPal, SpaceX and electric car manufacturer Tesla. Elon Musk was born June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. Born to a South African father and a Canadian mother. He displayed an early talent for computers and entrepreneurship. At age 12 he created a video
Tuesday, 3rd of February, 1959 (62 years ago) A Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, operated by Dwyer Flying Service, Inc, registration N3794N, flying from Mason City Municipal Airport, Iowa, to Hector Airport, North Dakota, impacted cornfield terrain while on initial climb in bad weather conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. The aircraft
Text Garth Calitz. Images Trevor Cohen and Garth Calitz) Very few people in the aviation community would have dared imagine that even the indomitable Felix Gosher could pull off his extraordinary the Children’s Flight in 2020. Nonetheless, Felix inspired his team to once again share the joy and thrill of