December 11, 2017

As accessible as drones are – I’ll bet you’ll see them buzzing all over the place during the summer holidays – they are sophisticated machines with innumerable uses. To legally enter the world of commercial drones, you’ll first need an RPL, or Remote Pilot Licence. I’m...

December 11, 2017

I swear there are days when a pilot should just stay in bed. But that thought was far from my mind one August day as I climbed the brawny C210 towards FL105 with Grasmere VOR’s beeps growing fainter behind me.

The flight ‘mission’ involved a quick hop from Rand to Lanse...

December 11, 2017

The long unused V-VIP centre at Lanseria Airport is being relaunched by an international fixed base operator – Million Air.

Million Air is adding the new Lanseria-based fixed base operator (FBO) to its growing global expansion with the introduction of the Million Air br...

December 11, 2017

Textron’s New Utility Twin

On 28 November, Textron Aviation announced Cessna’s clean-sheet twin-engine utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. Launch customer FedEx will take delivery of up to 100 aircraft.

The Cessna SkyCourier 408 will be offered in cargo and pa...

December 11, 2017

Wings Over Langebaanweg

The summer holidays are a good time to relax, put your feet up, and get your mind away from computers and life’s demands by reading a book. Andrew Embleton’s ‘Wings Over Langebaanweg’ immerses you in the captivating lives and history of SAAF comb...

December 11, 2017

2017: The Best & Worst

Each year, at this time, I take the opportunity to look back at the past year. For general aviation, 2017 has been the equivalent of having flown into a thunderstorm. The convulsions of the South African state and its kleptocratic government affec...

December 11, 2017

Graeme Wuth

The D2 Charlie is the third generation of Garmin’s top tier pilot watch, and its functionality is mind boggling. If you’re wondering what every pilot wants for Christmas – this is it.

Pilot watches are either fashion statements or uber gadgets. The D2 Charlie...

December 11, 2017

Despite the debilitating attack on South Africa’s institutions by its government, general aviation is showing remarkable resilience. While it is true that many investors in the industry are sitting on their hands waiting to see what happens in the ANC leadership race,...

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