Dassie Persaud-van der Westhuizen thought she wanted to be an architect – that is, until she discovered flying. She graduated as an architect from the University of Pretoria – and also made time to be the Rag Queen, before learning to fly at Wonderboom’s Loutzavia. She...

November 14, 2019

The Hawker-Siddley125 range was around for so long that many corporate flight departments tend to overlook it in favour of new and far more expensive biz-jets. And then in 2013 Hawker stopped building it, so now only exceptionally smart operators know how good it is.

I...

November 14, 2019

It had to happen. General aviation autopilots have been advancing at such a pace that it is now possible to install a switch on light aircraft that will take over from the pilot, fly to the nearest suitable airport and land on it.

This must be great comfort to all those...

November 14, 2019

There is little chance of contradiction if you were to say that the name Scully Levin is immediately familiar to every aviation enthusiast in South Africa and also to many around the world. In his long career he has epitomised the level of professionalism to which most...

November 14, 2019

I sold our Piper Saratoga II TC more than a year ago and I still miss it almost every day. But I’m not sorry I sold it.

It was a great all-round aeroplane: faster than most 210s and Bonnies, (send your letter to junkmail.com) it had lots of space inside, easy access for...

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