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AIRCRAFT GIVEN the most credit for winning World War II include such famous warriors as the P‐51 Mustang, the B‐29 Super fortress, and the Supermarine Spitfire.
However, a not‐so‐glamorous aircraft, the Consolidated PBY‐5A Catalina amphibian also deserves inclusion in this elite group, not because it had singlepurpose supremacy, but because it had such multi‐faceted utility.
CHARLES PRINCE Airport, Harare’s small general aviation facility and home to the Mashonaland Flying Club, was the venue recently for the 2014 Big African Air Show, which turned out to be one of the biggest and certainly the best seen in Zimbabwe’s capital for decades. The days running up the show were a hive of activity. Charles Prince Airport has not seen so many different aircraft types, and so many different procedures in many years!
Airbus Helicopters launches its EC130 TC in SA - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS recently introduced the EC130T2, its newest single‐engine offering, to the sub‐Sahara region.
MiG-29M/M2 - The second life of a legend - THE MiG-29 fighters have found widespread use worldwide. Unrivalled in close air combat, they are known for their outstanding manoeuvrability and thrust/weight ratio.
AirVenture 2014 – a week of excitement - THE RECENT annual AirVenture brought a little bit of everything aviation from innovative homebuilt aircraft, the latest in General Aviation aircraft, to avionics, and equipment.