July 24, 2018

The Bell X-1 flown by Capt. Chuck Yeager more than 70 years ago, on October 14, 1947, is widely accepted to be the first aircraft to fly supersonically.

Breaking the sound barrier was to aviation what Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon was to space exploration: It...

South Africa’s Instrument Rating Debacle

Professional, or even just competent, pilots should be able to fly in instrument conditions. Yet the South African Instrument Rating has become effectively unobtainable for many new commercial and private pilots who need to be ab...

July 24, 2018

The sad state of the Presidents Trophy Air Race (PTAR) is a microcosm of the broader malaise that is strangling South African general aviation.

From its heydays just a few years ago, where the race managed to attract over 100 competitors, the world’s formerly largest ai...

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