June 22, 2017

This year marked 80 years since the first PTAR, plus the 20 year anniversary since the last time it was hosted in Gauteng. The 2017 PTAR was hosted at Springs – on the edge of the OR Tambo CTR.

The tradition, comradery and healthy competition should make the President’s...

June 22, 2017

A car tracking mission one stormy evening, tracking a car fitted with a tracker that allows a degree of remote control, presented the perfect opportunity for Jed and Mikhael to pull off a fantastic prank.

Jed entered the darkened pilot’s lounge and flicked on the light....

June 22, 2017

With the Virginia Airshow having been stopped by RAASA, the Newcastle Airshow is now the only airshow in KwaZulu Natal – albeit, the north-eastern corner. Held this year on 3 June, it again did a great deal to promote aviation to the youth in this part of the country....

June 22, 2017

The Botswana International Airshow has become one of the must attend events on the airshow calendar – nowhere else can you get so close to the action.

2017 marked the eighth airshow held at Matsieng outside Gaborone. The first had no more than five displays and was more...

June 21, 2017

30 June 1957 - 21 May 2017

“If you are not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”

Mike Beachy Head lived a life far above and beyond that which mere mortal pilots can even dream of.

He was a pilot’s pilot – a man who lived life at full afterburner with his...

June 21, 2017

In his column this month, Peter Garrison has once again addressed the enduring delusion of flying ‘on the step’. No matter that those in the know say that I, and many others, are wrong, I still do it.

When I get to top of climb, I carry on to a hundred feet above cruise...

June 21, 2017

We live in wonderfully uncertain times. As I write, that nice lady Theresa May has just been given a bloody nose by looney leftie Jeremey Corbin. US President Donald Trump is being seriously embarrassed by his fired FBI Director. And 39 year old French President Emmanu...

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