August 15, 2017

The numbers are incredible: almost 600,000 visitors, more than 10,000 aircraft arrivals, 5,000 volunteers, 17,223 aircraft operations (for an average of 123 takeoffs and landings per hour), a total of 2,991 showplanes which included 1,107 homebuilt aircraft, 1,162 vint...

August 15, 2017

It is called the Panorama Airfield Departure Lounge because it is the place where, now and then, trike pilots take leave of their senses. 

On a frigid Friday morning in April 2017, by the light of Venus and someone’s cell phone, Helga and John lifted off into the cold d...

August 15, 2017

Spitfire Restoration Project honours South African Spitfire   pilots

The Spitfire Restoration Project recently hosted ten Spitfire pilots at the South African Air Force Museum at AFB Swartkop. The project, to restore the Museum’s Super...

August 15, 2017

Aerodynamicsts seldom earn long obituaries in the New York Times, but Richard Whitcomb, who died on October 13, 2009 at the age of 88, did. 

He had left a conspicuous imprint on the design of modern aeroplanes. He was responsible for the winglet, the supercritical aerof...

August 15, 2017

Aviation is a capital-intensive industry that is typically very competitive and thus has low margins. To grow, the industry needs to have confidence in the economy – and in government.

South Africa is currently in a crisis of confidence. The ongoing deluge of ‘leaks’ re...

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