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Hi Fly Bids Farewell To Its A380

On 17 December Hi Fly said goodbye to the A380 by drawing a heart in the sky as a final tribute to the Mirpuri Foundation and the “Save the Coral Reefs” campaign, raising awareness of the need to protect the world’s oceans.

Hi Fly Bids Farewell To Its A380

2 mins

Lockheed Martin Flies Mission-enabling Kubernetes Onboard U-2

The U-2 flew a Kubernetes cloud that connected in-flight to a ground node, extending the U-2’s network-of-networks connectivity.

Lockheed Martin Flies Mission-enabling Kubernetes Onboard U-2

3 mins

2020 Royal Black Hawk Exercise

This year was the eighth time the 1st Regiment of Artillery of Bourogne had organised the "Royal Black Hawk 2020" exercise held in the vicinity of Belfort and its surrounding areas, and lasting for about two weeks. More than 400 soldiers and a dozen combat helicopters participated in this life-size exercise.

2020 Royal Black Hawk Exercise

4 mins

Zanzibar: A journey into ancient times

Centuries ago, Zanzibar was an important area for the spice trade, first with the Arab world from around the eleventh century, before falling under the rule of Arab sultans who reigned over the islands and with the local Swahili.

Zanzibar: A journey into ancient times

10+ mins

Spidertracks Announces Sponsorship

Spidertracks has announced its partnership with Eco Helicopters (“Eco”), which recently launched its Ecomax™ on-demand urban air mobility service. Based on the EcoMax™ all-electric helicopter, EcoMax™ urban air mobility will commence in early 2021.

Spidertracks Announces Sponsorship

2 mins

Royal Flying Doctor Service adds FlightSafety's MissionFit® to its Pilatus PC-12NG training programme

FlightSafety has been selected by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations to provide a MissionFit® Flight Training Device for use in its Pilatus PC-12NG pilot training programme.

Royal Flying Doctor Service adds FlightSafety's MissionFit® to its Pilatus PC-12NG training programme

2 mins

EJECT! EJECT!

In a grim reminder of the risks associated with flying over sea, an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter crashed at about 16h30 on 26 November, 2020, reportedly soon after take-off from “mother”.

EJECT! EJECT!

7 mins

Vertigo Can Bite

It’s not easy to admit having succumbed to such a serious bout of vertigo that it brought me and a fellow crew member to within seconds of losing our lives. However, if by telling the story others are cautioned against making the same mistake, then too bad about the shame of it.

Vertigo Can Bite

5 mins

A HERO DEPARTED

How does one say a befitting farewell to a human being who achieved true legendary status? How does a fellow human find the right words without falling back on cliché and fable? Well, I’ll tell you, it’s tough and in most circumstances it’s nigh impossible but this is my version of a gentleman, a decorated military veteran, a friend, a farmer, a husband and my Father.

A HERO DEPARTED

2 mins

WOOD

Think about your favourite aviation museum – anywhere in the world, then remember the oldest aeroplane there. Almost certainly, that aeroplane will have been substantially made out of wood. It doesn’t matter where in the world you were, it was – with a certain amount of steel, aluminium alloy, and fabric, the material of choice

WOOD

5 mins

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Global Aviator Magazine Description:

PublisherMan Wees (pty) Ltd t/a Global Aviator

CategoryFlying & Aviation

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

• SAA accidents from 1937 - 1987
• Changes in Store for Pilots during 2013
• Batteries can fly - dreamliners cannot
• The value of a good CRM
• Final data from Red Bull Stratos freefall.
• USS Harry S Truman - Multifunctional taskforce in the Arabian sea
• Handover of Botswana Defence Force PC-7 MkII
• Nigel Hopkins - Aerobatics and Airliners do go
• Denel Pilots spread their wings into Africa
• The growing potential of Russian Helicopters in Latin America
• Snake on a plane!
• The anmanned problem
• Airborne Insurance and Aircraft Finance Coporation Student of the year award
• Rolls Royce Trent 1000 visited
• Gulfstream G280 sets 15 new city-pair speed records as part of the reliability demonstration program

And lots more!!

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