July 21, 2017

On a cold, misty Highveld morning, the airshow ‘circus’ made its way to the industrial town of Middelburg in Mpumalanga. Fortunately the mist burnt off early, allowing Middleburg to once again deliver a superb show.

Calling this event a mere airshow isn’t quite accurate...

July 21, 2017

Constant speed propellers are wonderful inventions – they automatically adjust to suit your engine’s peak power and torque and thus best efficiency. This is really useful for takeoff performance and comfort and ease in the cruise. It’s like a car’s automatic transmissi...

In a first for this magazine, we have done a flight test of an early model and then the latest model of the same plane on consecutive months. The reason is because the upgrades Piper has wrought to its already successful M series have changed a really good aircraft int...

July 21, 2017

For both pilots and their passengers, time spent at airports is characterised by hurrying up and waiting, and you can get a fair amount of work done during those waiting hours. Smartoo provides a perch for travellers’ laptops that clips onto a bag’s extendable handle.

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July 21, 2017

It is an occupational hazard of my job as Editor of these magazines that I become something of a lightning conductor for people’s frustration with the industry and with the regulator – the SACAA in particular.

Ever since the political transition and the implementation o...

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