Jim Davis This discussion is to promote safety and not to establish liability. CAA’s report contains padding and repetition so, in the interest of clarity, I have paraphrased extensively. Date and Time of Accident:            15 September 2013 1030Z Aircraft Registration:                        ZS-DWJ Type of Aircraft:                                Piper Cherokee 235Read More →

Twin Training Troubles – Twice This discussion is to promote safety and not to establish liability. CAA’s report contains padding and repetition, so in the interest of clarity, I have paraphrased extensively. Aircraft registration:                   ZS-FET Aircraft owner                           Cape Aero Club Date and time of accident:         25 April 2006; 1200ZRead More →

More Fuelish Mistakes Instructors, instructors, instructors – this is for you (and everyone else). Most engine ‘failures’ aren’t – they are pilot failures. To a large extent this means instructor failures. Instructors are often not good at teaching the relationship between fuel management and life-expectancy. And, of course, to manageRead More →

If the carburettor is the heart of your aircraft – the fuel is its lifeblood. When an engine stops without warning or prodigal noises, the problem is that it’s not getting a steady supply of nice clean fuel. This is mainly for instructors – but fuel and its management areRead More →

Bonanza Wheels-up While Training This discussion is to promote safety and not to establish liability. CAA’s report contains padding and repetition, so in the interest of clarity, I have paraphrased extensively. Date and time                                 20 January 2017 at about 1447Z Aircraft registration                       ZS-JBE  Aircraft model                                 Beechcraft BonanzaRead More →

C182 – NEARLY MADE IT? This discussion is to promote safety and not to establish liability. CAA’s report contains padding and repetition, so in the interest of clarity, I have paraphrased extensively. Aircraft registration:                 ZS-PHB Date and time of accident:       27 August 2016 1025Z Type of aircraft:                        Cessna C182QRead More →

Jim Davis – Aircraft Accident Report   • This discussion is to promote safety and not to establish liability. • CAA’s report contains padding and repetition, so in the interest of clarity, I have paraphrased extensively. Aircraft registration: ZS-EIV Date and time of accident: 3 May 1999 0445Z Type ofRead More →