June 21, 2018

The Kishugu Lowveld Airshow

This year, the Kishugu Lowveld Airshow was dubbed ‘Rock the Runway’. It was the most spectacular show Johan Heine and his Kishugu team have put on to date.

When someone comes up with a phrase like ‘Rock the Runway’ it could be just a tagline t...

June 21, 2018

Cannes in southern France may be glamorous, but it has unique challenges. We had been briefed to do two flights per day to the north of the bay where the race pylons were being erected to shake out the planes. As I flew past the race site, I wondered how they were goin...

June 21, 2018

My fingers instinctively tightened around the cyclic and collective as I braced myself. I reduced power and held the helicopter firmly in the ‘wings level’ attitude at 65 knots. The weather site Windy.com had been wrong.

I had seen that there would be headwinds for most...

June 21, 2018

Today’s cockpits, whether in an airliner or LSA, are incomplete without an iPad running flying apps. The latest offering to the private pilot in South Africa is Jeppesen’s new Mobile FliteDeck VFR.

Worldwide, Jeppesen is the go-to provider of aviation maps, IFR plates a...

June 21, 2018

Project WUCAA - Wake Up CAA!

the CAA finally ‘reawakens’ to NTCAs for Training

General Aviation (GA) as we know it is in a crisis. The industry has been its own worst enemy as it has allowed itself to be both litigated and then regulated almost out of existence.

Yet seren...

June 21, 2018

The notion of electric flight has much appeal, and as a general aviation publication we have enthusiastically reported on the progress of both engines and batteries.

The capability of electric flight has advanced rapidly, from underpowered motor gliders, where all the e...

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