My experiences living in Cape Town and travelling in Africa

SHORT FINAL – SA’s new aviation series

Those of you who know me and follow this blog will be aware of my love for flying and anything aviation related.

I haven’t had much spare time in 2013 because at the beginning of this year, my friend Hilton Mundy and I put the wheels in motion to fulfil a goal we’ve been working to achieve for some time and that is to create, produce and film a South African aviation magazine program.

We have some incredible aviators and aircraft that fly our African skies, but sadly, there is no dedicated video series supporting our passion for aviation and to showcase interesting insights into our community that could build and strengthen the aviation industry even more.

That is about to change. We have taken on the task to change the status quo and pitch an aviation magazine TV show, whose format and style aims to fill the gap. We aim to get the attention of both potential sponsors & networks to hopefully broadcast and showcase more on our local industry.

Fuelled by passion, commitment and with zero budget we have filmed a 24 minute pilot. This would not have been possible without the 100% commitment and drive of our team plus an incredible amount of co-operation by the featured subjects.

To date we have received endorsements for this initiative from:

• The Department of Trade & Industry through their support for South African filmmakers
• Aero Club of South Africa
• SA Flyer – South Africa’s leading aviation magazine
• RAASA – Recreation Aviation Administration South Africa

The challenge is always funding, and this is where we need you to help. No we are not asking for your money – just your support.

There are three simple ways you can help:

1. WATCH OUR PILOT STORIES. There are three of them plus a ‘Tip of the Day’

TEAM:
The Silver Falcons – we go visit team 74 at AFB Langebaanweg and learn more about the team, the aircraft they fly and their day jobs.

PERSON
First Officer Fatima Jakoet – when she’s not flying in the right hand seat for SAA she’s an aviation philanthropist with her own foundation.

AIRCRAFT:
AX Sport – we find out from Donald Williamson why he decided to design and build his own aerobatic aircraft.

TIP OF THE DAY:
Grade II instructor Giovanni Titus brings the flight manual to life and talks safety first in your Pre Flight inspection.

2. SHARE & LIKE.

Share with your friends and fellow aviators. In order to make this program a reality we need the backing of sponsors and partners to film the first season which will consist of 13 episodes. The more views and likes each story receives, the easier it will be for sponsors and backers to see the potential.

3. GIVE US FEEDBACK.

We want to hear from you to improve and deliver quality aviation content. Constructive criticism goes a long way.

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4 responses

  1. Of course I would like this!

    November 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  2. Nice work Rory, I hope it takes off like a rocker!

    December 1, 2013 at 7:05 am

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