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Taking on the World, One City at a Time

In 2020, just before Level 5 lockdown started in South Africa, I bought my first plane. She is a tiny 2-seater Jabiru, named Bonsai, now based at Eagles Creek. Now we are exploring sunny South Africa from the air. My husband, Iaan, and I recently discovered Rally Flying and we spend almost every weekend flying in different rally races or practicing for the World Rally Flying Championships.

I started this blog to share our flying adventures and competitions as well as information about owning your own aircraft in South Africa and the skills I learnt along the way.

 

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What is Rally Flying all about?

What is Rally Flying all about?

We often get questions about what rally flying is all about. I describe it as somewhere between a regulation rally (being precisely on time) and orienteering (finding unknown places). Rally flying combines precision flying skills with accurate navigation and observation. Clues...

Floating Away: Bucket List Wishes

Floating Away: Bucket List Wishes

I was absolutely thrilled when Willie Bodenstein of Pilots Post phoned me one afternoon to ask me, “Do you really want to go on a hot air balloon ride”? Willie has been supporting my newfound passion for aviation and writing by sharing my articles on Pilot’s Post, my favourite...

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