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    by Published on 01-04-10 14:52 PM

    A self-employed microlight instructor has been convicted of flying too low over the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.

    In a landmark case, Francois Burger, 41, who lives in Mbazwane, near Sodwana Bay, was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment or a R12 000 fine, of which R10 000 or 10 months was suspended for ...
    by Published on 24-02-10 14:17 PM  Number of Views: 1239 

    FORGET historic bombers and fighter jets – the star attraction of this year’s International Air Display is likely to be a Swiss inventor with a rocket strapped ...
    Published on 15-02-10 17:13 PM  Number of Views: 2313 
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    A MICROLIGHT pilot may never walk again after suffering horrific injuries when he was forced to make an emergency landing because he had unexpectedly taken off.


    Father-of-one John Swindail, from Werrington, spent four weeks in a coma after crashing his microlight at Park Hall Golf Course in Weston Coyney.

    The 58-year-old is now confined to using either a wheelchair or crutches to get around as he ...
    Published on 09-02-10 16:28 PM
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    By Mark Hughes

    A chamber within an altimeter expands or contracts with changes of air pressure and this change is translated into mechanical movement of the dials on the face of the instrument. Air pressure reduces with height, this reduction varies according to many factors so an internationally agreed standard was formulated, the ‘standard atmosphere’ which forms the basis upon which the scale on altimeters is graduated (approximately 1mB (or hectopascal)

    True height will vary with ...
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    FEARS that Grahamstown aviators could have their wings clipped if an out of town flying school were awarded a municipal lease of the local aerodrome were downplayed last week.

    A Makana municipality advertisement calling ...
    Published on 02-02-10 10:15 AM

    THE girlfriend of tragic microlight pilot Martin Bromage has paid tribute to the born adventurer who brought fun and laughter to all who knew him.

    The father-of-two, of Churcham, died when he crashed into the English Channel earlier this month.

    His girlfriend Sharelle Wodehouse said: "A lot of people have said to me that when someone ...

    Dubai: A pilot who was spotted flying over the Dubai Police chief's house in Jumeirah in an ultra-light aircraft has landed in court along with two men facing charges of using a forged flying permit.
    A police officer, while ...
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