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...
A Year of Flying

A Year of Flying

What a year 2021 was. It had so many ups and downs, it almost seemed as if 2020 never left. For me, it was a year of flying. When I got the Jabiru, Iaan guessed that we would fly around 100 hours per year. I thought he was nuts. I was wrong… I flew an incredible 135...
Coffee Runs and Fly Aways

Coffee Runs and Fly Aways

Coffee Run Not long after I got our Jabi, Bonsai, Covid had us all in lockdown and unable to leave home, let alone travel. This meant that while I finally had wings, they were clipped, and we couldn’t start exploring South Africa like we wanted. It also meant that I...
It’s Only Two Metres

It’s Only Two Metres

The South African National Spot Landing Nationals held in Brits on 13 November 2021 was my second Spot Landing competition. My first Spot Landing Competition was on 07 November 2020 and followed hot on the heels of my first ever flight competition. At first, I was...
The Start of an Addiction

The Start of an Addiction

In August 2020, lockdown levels started to be lifted and an ANR was advertised at Brakpan Airfield. I had never heard of an ANR or any type of air race (except for the Red Bull Air Race), and I was curious to find out more. I approached Jonty one day at his hangar to...
My Aviation Story

My Aviation Story

With my dad’s love for aviation, aviation has always been part of my life, but it was really in the background until after I started working. I qualified as a geologist and joined a consulting company where I have been lucky enough to travel throughout Africa for...