September 19, 2017

The Rand Airshow is like your favourite breakfast cereal. It’s familiar and you know what you are getting, but it never lets you down.

Most of South Africa’s aerobatic teams and display pilots are based at Rand, and it’s home to more radial engines, Harvards and Pitts S...

September 19, 2017

Imagine a local sport that has produced international champions, with South African-designed and manufactured craft that have taken on the world and won, but that still flies silently under the radar.

Even with 17,000 pilots and thousands more flying enthusiasts in Sout...

September 19, 2017

The Colour of Adrenaline

It’s 13 September 1979. I had arrived in Grootfontein the previous day with an overly large crew, with the assumption that another big ‘Ops’ was in the planning stages. I was the commander of Skymaster 6901, and all those who had anything to do...

September 19, 2017

Dear Mr Jarana

You are either very brave or very foolish to have accepted what must be the biggest hospital pass in corporate South Africa.

I have to wonder what possessed you to give up your nice job in a successful telecoms company for the snake pit that is SAA. Perhap...

September 19, 2017

NASA is evaluating five proposed designs for an X-Plane that will test new technologies to help airliners fly more quietly, burn less fuel and release fewer emissions than aircraft flying today.

The X-Plane concept designs aim to address NASA’s goals for 2035, namely, a...

September 19, 2017

South Africa’s proposed ADS-B regulations will require all IFR aircraft and any that operate above 10,000 ft to be equipped with an ADS-B transceiver. Most options out there come with a nasty price tag. But uAvionix is developing small, more affordable, and easy to ins...

September 19, 2017

I  am continually amazed by the evangelistic fervour for flying amongst the huge hearted people in general aviation.

The latest case in point, but one of many, is Felix Gosher’s ‘Children’s Flight’. The first Children’s Flight in 2016 flew 130 disadvantaged children who...

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