Instrument flight for most of the route, there and back, with our newest member to the team, ZS-RJA. VOR Cloud break procedure for Runway 23.
Piper Cherokee 6
Another great month of Flying. Good challenging wind conditions on most days. Great for a bit of advance training.
National Pilot License
Private Pilot License
Commercial Pilot License
Aircraft used this month:
On Saturday Morning we took off early here in Ermelo with the Foxbat ZU-VWE for a cross country trip to Klerksdorp. On the way there we made a touch and go at Parys' airfield. There we also got some awesome visuals while flying over the Vaal River!
On Saturday during the past weekend we departed here from Ermelo for a flight to Bingelela Guest Farm with Astrid Pavard and Rudolph Barnard in a Piper Mooney.
The aircraft performed exceptionally well and with the help of a Tail wind we were able to achieve a ground speed of 207 knots!
With awesome views and fun flying, this weekend is one to remember!
We would like to congratulate Werner Vos on receiving his Private Pilot License yesterday 4 August in Witbank.
Instructor Marco and Werner both went to Witbank yesterday in order for Werner to get his practical Check ride done. Werner proved his skill and passed. He is now a valid PPL holder.
May you have many safe flying hours in the future.
Well done Werner!
Flight instructor Marco Barnard and PPL student Cobus Meyer flew to Witbank on Thursday 13 June in Cobus's Piper 235. Over there Cobus underwent his practical Private Pilot Licence test and passed, Cobus is now a valid PPL holder!
We would like to congratulate him and we wish Cobus all the best in the future and may he have lots of safe flying hours to come!
Private Pilot Licence
Early this morning two of our PPL students went on their initial solo flights! Students GJ Swart and Vosjan Grey worked hard towards this day and it finally paid off.
Despite the tremendous pressure from all the on-lookers, both had absolutely perfect touchdowns. We are very proud of you guys, keep up the good work and may you have lots of safe flying hours to come!
Private Pilot licence
We did some night flying with Korsten van Schalkwyk yesterday afternoon to add some night landings to his Night Rating, and got some breathtaking photos of the night sky.
A night rating is an extra rating you could add to your licence. With this you are able to fly during the night, but still in visible meteorological conditions when you are the holder of a PPL.
Yesterday PPL students Gj Swart and Vosjan Grey had some circuit training with a sunset view!
Circuit training consists of continuous take-offs and landings to get the students ready for their solo flights. Gj and Vosjan are getting very close to their initial solo flights and we're looking forward to that!
Private Pilot Licence
Yesterday Commercial student Shukrat Shamsiev and PPL student Dillon v.d Merwe flew to Wonderboom and back with instructor Marco Barnard in a Piper Cherokee 235.
Shukrat flew to Wonderboom with the 235 and Dillon flew back to Ermelo. This was both students' first time flying with this type of aircraft and all went well.
Both students are looking forward to adding the Piper to their list of type ratings.
The whole trip was a fantastic educational opportunity and gave the students chance to work on their Navigational skills as well as their Radio Communication skills.