MIDWEEK UPDATE 14 SEPTEMBER 2016
THIS WEEK IN MIDWEEK UPDATE
AvClicks Photo Competition……Plan Your Weekend……..Forthcoming Events
Aviation News………. Worldwide Incidents and Accidents
This Week in Aviation History………Advertising Rate Card
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15: EAA Talk Show, Venue EAA Auditorium adjacent to TAC and Holding point of Runway 29, Rand Airport. Guest: James "Horse" Sweeney is a genuinely "unsung hero" having seen action in three or more theatres of war, WWII, Korea War, and the Rhodesian War. At the age of 92 Horse is still as sharp as a pin and an old friend of General Dennis Earp, who will also be at the show. During his career he has flown many historic types of aircraft including Spirfires, P51 Mustangs, DH85s, hawker Harts, Miles Masters, Avro Ansons, Harvards, P36 Mohawks, Tomahawks, Kittykawks, Vampires, DC 3s, DC 7s, C185s and Boeing 720s. Time 18h30-19h30 Time to order your drinks and boere or steak roll. Cost: R50.00 each (R30.00 for card carrying EAA members). RSVP As seats are limited, please book follows: sms your details to 0832597691 or email us at email@example.com (note that email firstname.lastname@example.org will not be in operation for this event).
14-18: Africa Aerospace and Defence expo AFB Waterkloof. Contact Leona Redelinghuys e-mail: email@example.com
17-18: 2016 Airfest at Wings Park. All welcome. Family fun combined with fly in and great laughs. Come over and have an awesome weekend. Vintage aircraft and even a jet or two. Go to www.airfest.co.za
24: Gaborone International Air Show. Gaborone, Botswana. https://web.facebook.com/events/1191554624241034/
22-26: The 2016 Africa Cup . Hotel Numbi, Hazyview.
1: SAAF Museum flying training and open days. firstname.lastname@example.org
1: SAPFA Grand Central fun rally & open precisions. Contact Rob Jonkers e-mail: email@example.com Cell: 082 804 7032
4 - 9: South African Hot Air Balloon Championships , New Castle. Contact Hanke Fourie Cell: 082 553 0210 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
5: EAA Chapter 322 monthly meeting, Dickie Fritz Moth Hall Edenvale. Contact email@example.com
15: Oct. Sheila Taylor Nav Rally - Krugersdorp . Up for grabs: the Sheila Taylor Navigational Skills Shield. This annual event was postponed due to weather and now rescheduled for the 15th October. Breakfast will be served in the clubhouse and there will be a prize giving after the event. The 26 SOUTH Clubhouse will be open for lunch as usual. Please support your club, invite friends and family and lets all have an enjoyable day. You may also enter directly on the SAPFA website at: http://www.sapfa.co.za/index.php/component/competition/?view=pilot
22-23: SAC KZN regionals Ladysmith. Contact Annie Boon e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
23 - 24: Karoo Gariep Fly-in. Contact PC Ferreira Cell: 082 567 9211 website: www.karoogariep.co.za
29: Port Elizabeth airshow. Posponed Contact Crystal Watson e-mail: email@example.com Cell: 083 459 7758
LAA SLING 4 U.K. BUILD CHALLENGE - FROM KIT TO FLIGHT IN 7 DAYS
Photo © The Aircraft Factory
A complete Sling 4 aircraft kit was packed in South Africa and then delivered to the Sywell Aerodrome, U.K., on the 26th of August. Over a 7 day period, a 10 person build team, consisting of 5 TAF employees and 5 LAA volunteers, fully assembled the kit, ground ran the engine and test flew the completed aircraft at the show.
This the second Sling 4 build of its kind. Back in September 2015, the TAF South Africa team built a Sling 4 in only 4 days, with 40 workers. This aircraft, Sling 4-4-40, was delivered to TAF USA as their Sling 4 demonstrator and has amassed over 650 hours of flight time.
The build team worked 12 hours a day at "The Airplane Factory Sling" display area and was sure to throw some fun into the mix. Stay tuned for TAF's next big project, as there surely will be big news ahead.
Photo © Airbus
In typical operations, the H125 will be flown by a pilot and able to carry up to 5 passengers on flights of up to four and a half hours or over a distance of approximately 630 kilometres.
AHZA assembled the new helicopter at its Grand Central, Midrand base near Johannesburg, South Africa. The Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism's pilot was also trained at AHZA and was among the first to make use of the company's new AS350/H125 helicopter flight simulator, which was recently commissioned.
The H125 is a member of Airbus Helicopters' rugged and proven Ecureuil (Squirrel) family. Some 5,000 single-engine Ecureuils have been delivered in more than 100 countries for some 1,600 operators. Of these, more than 170 are flown by African operators.
The worldwide fleet has accumulated more than 23 million flight hours. operating in a variety of roles including utility transport, emergency medical, environment and wildlife protection and airborne law enforcement among the most common missions. It is especially suited to high performance missions in high & hot conditions which are typical in Namibia and across Southern Africa.
About Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA)
Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa was formed in 1994 and has its headquarters at Grand Central Airport (Gauteng). AHZA also has a satellite base at Cape Town International Airport and a line maintenance facility at Nairobi's Wilson Airport. It supports a regional fleet of approximately 150 turbine helicopters in service with emergency medical rescue, law enforcement, environmental protection, infrastructure servicing and commercial operators. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company, Airbus Helicopters S.A.S.
Photo © ExecuJet
ExecujetExecuJet Africa is celebrating its 20th year at the Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) show, taking place on 14-18 September 2016 at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, by again presenting its full range of aviation services and highlighting the core focus areas of the team for the next year.
ExecuJet Africa will be operating out of chalet no.11, and will be showcasing its expertise in aircraft management, maintenance, charter, FBOs and support operations. ExecuJet currently has 32 aircraft in its African fleet, of which 27 are available for charter.
Ettore Poggi, vice president, ExecuJet Africa, says “It is 20 years since ExecuJet's first appearance at AAD and we are proud to continue our relationship with this outstanding event. AAD represents a great opportunity for us to profile our full suite of aviation services and to promote our world-class standards in safety and aircraft operations.
“AAD also provides us with the opportunity to present the initiatives we are involved in for the wider industry. Our team played a key part in introducing private aviation to the South-Atlantic island of St Helena. ExecuJet staff flew from Johannesburg to St Helena as part of the airport's certification process and Lanseria Airport will continue its partnership with St Helena Airport over the coming years, managing its airport operations and air space, and providing reliable air services to the island.”
During the last 12 months, the ExecuJet Africa team has worked on a series of successful maintenance ventures. In March 2016, ExecuJet, in partnership with Maintenance Centre Malta (MCM), announced an extended Line Maintenance capability for EASA registered aircraft at its base in Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria, to provide support to a larger fleet of different aircraft types.
In June, ExecuJet Maintenance concluded another successful Blackhawk installation on a King Air 200 aircraft. This installation, combined with a Garmin 1000, is a perfect mid-life upgrade to the King Air 200 series aircraft and provides the crew with exceptional situational awareness and improved safety combined with improved climb performance, and improved cruise performance at altitude to allow cruise in the RVSM range and therefore resulting in an improved operational range.
A further two King Air 200 craft have undergone major interior refurbishments and been installed with Garmin 1000 technology, while C-Checks on two Falcon 900Bs, incorporating major structural repairs, have been completed and delivered since January 2016.
ExecuJet Africa consistently demonstrates the highest level of commitment to aviation safety and quality at its facilities worldwide. ExecuJet's Africa facilities have maintained International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification for many years and the company is the first in Africa to achieve International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) accreditation. ExecuJet Africa is also a Wyvern Wingman member.
Photo © Leonardo-Finmeccanica
Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that an industrial and trade partnership agreement was signed with the Algerian Ministry of National Defence on August 11th.
The agreement foresees the establishment of a joint company to produce light and medium weight category helicopters at an industrial site in Aïn Arnat. After the completion of the facility and during the early years of activity, the joint company aims to manufacture three different AgustaWestland helicopter types for various uses including transport, medical evacuation, surveillance and control.
The joint company will also benefit from a local and international distribution network and after-sales services including a range of repair and overhaul capabilities and training solutions for the Algerian Ministry of National Defence and other customers. The industrial programme will also support the development of high technology capabilities in the field of aeronautical material production.
Photos © EAA
Ford, who served as volunteer chairman from 2004-2009 and has flown more than 300 young people himself, returned to Oshkosh to fly 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop as Young Eagle No. 2,000,000. That flight came 13 years after the program reached its initial goal of flying 1 million young people by the 100th anniversary of powered flight in December 2003.
“The success of Young Eagles is based on its simplicity - one pilot flying one young person, free of charge, to introduce them to flight,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman. “The program has been built on the dedication of more than 50,000 pilots who have flown at least one Young Eagle over the past quarter-century - some flying more than 5,000 kids - with the help of another 50,000 ground volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents.”
With a growing need for pilots, EAA Young Eagles is more important than ever before. In the years since EAA founded it, Young Eagles has emerged as aviation's leading initiative to introduce kids to the possibilities of flight. Thousands of Young Eagles have gone on to pursue careers in aviation and countless more have benefited by the boundary-challenging experience.
“While we just flew our 2 millionth Young Eagle in July, we really mark the beginning of the next million Young Eagle flights,” said Sean D. Tucker, Young Eagles Chairman and Aerobatic Pilot. “Aviation has brought so much to so many and touched so many lives. Our incredible EAA pilots and volunteers who fly these kids are passionate about providing the same opportunities they had in aviation to the next generation. Reaching 2 million kids flown in 25 years is a remarkable achievement, and we're going to celebrate that in 2017!”
Specific activities celebrating Young Eagles' 25th anniversary in 2017 will be announced as they are finalized. They will involve EAA members and chapters throughout the country, as well as ways for pilots and other volunteers to get involved. The 25th anniversary will reach its peak during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, July 24-30 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Heading into the program's 25th anniversary year, Young Eagles flights have been flown by EAA-member pilots in aircraft ranging from hot air balloons to corporate jets, and on every continent except Antarctica. The program has also brought aviation to youth in all socio-economic groups, including Native American tribes in the southwestern U.S. and inner city youth through an association with the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.
Over its history, the Young Eagles program has drawn high-visibility personalities as chairmen. Along with Ford, EAA Young Eagles has been chaired by the late Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson (1992-1994); Gen Chuck Yeager (1994-2003), the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound; Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles (2009-2013), the cockpit crew of the “Miracle on the Hudson” USAir Flight 1549; and current chairman, aviator and air show performer Sean D. Tucker, who flies a Young Eagle at each air show tour stop.
Young Eagles also receives aviation industry-wide support, including from its presenting sponsor, Phillips 66, as well as additional support from Sporty's Pilot Shop, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Lightspeed, Garmin, the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and Global Aerospace.
CZECH SPORT AIRCRAFT- FOCUSED ON THE RESEARCH, DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT
Photo © Keith Wilson / Czech Sport Aircraft
Czech Sport Aircraft is located in the city of Kunovice in the heart of the Moravian aviation valley where, from 1954 up to the present day, several aircraft have been designed, developed and manufactured. The company was formed in 2009 adding to almost 80 years of aviation pedigree and history in the city of Kunovice.
The PS-28 Cruiser is Type Certified for VFR Day operations according to EASA LSA regulations and can be fully commercially operated in all EASA countries or in countries where the PS-28 Cruiser obtained local CAA Type Certification. In April 2012, the PS-28 Cruiser was the very first aircraft to receive certification in the brand new category of Light Sport Aircraft with European General Aviation.
USA, Naval Air Station Meridian: A T-45C Goshawk jet crashed at NAS Meridian. The aircraft was used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions when it crashed in a heavily wooded area. The student and instructor pilot were able to eject safely near the airfield.
USA, Washington: A Russian SU-27 fighter jet made an "unsafe close-range intercept" of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon over the Black Sea, coming within 10 feet of the American plane. The incident lasted for 19 minutes. The US has long protested Russian intercepts of its aircraft; there have been several this year. On two separate occasions in April, Russian SU-27 fighters performed "barrel rolls" over American KC-135 planes flying above the Baltic Sea. Russian officials have defended the actions of their pilots in the past, but have yet to comment on the most recent incident.
16 SEPTEMBER 1910
Bessica Raiche makes the first solo airplane flight by a woman in the United States to be accredited at the time by the Aeronautical Society of America
On April 11, 1932, Raiche died in her sleep in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California of a heart attack.
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