Last week I was lucky enough to go flying again with my mate Hilton Mundy, this time in a Sling 2 light sport aircraft. We had planned to fly around Cape Point for me to take some pictures but the infamous south-easterly was howling across around the peninsula so we discussed some alternate routes and decided to head up the coast to Yzerfontein and West Coast National Park and then come back along the beach.
It was a perfect morning for flying at Morningstar airfield, just as the sun was peeking over the trees we pulled the aircraft out of the hangar, did the preflight checks and we were all set. There was no one else around as we taxied to the start of runway two zero, waited for the oil temp to reach normal and made our final radio call before takeoff. continue reading + 12 more photos
December 27, 2013 | Categories: Aviation, Photography | Tags: aircraft, aviation, Cape Town, flight academy, flight training, flying, friends, lagoon, langebaan, lifestyle, light sport aircraft, morningstar, Pantalis a Lemos, photography, photos, pictures, shipwreck, South Africa, West Coast National Park, Yzerfontein | 2 Comments
I have always had a love for aviation and a few years ago I took a step towards something I had always thought I wanted to do which was getting a pilot’s license. I started flight training with a friend of mine, Hilton Mundy at a little airstrip called Delta 200 out near Melkbos, up the West Coast from Cape Town. For various reasons I stopped my training but Hilton carried on and while it was a long road he eventually got his Private Pilot’s License (PPL) about 5 months ago. Having followed his progress and sharing a love of aviation, ever since I have been looking forward to going flying with him.
It was a couple of weeks ago that the weather was favourable and we were able to get up in the air. Taking off from Morningstar Flight Academy, where Hilton completed his license, we pulled the Ikarus aircraft out of the hangar and after a bit of trouble continue reading + 5 more photos
December 18, 2012 | Categories: Aviation | Tags: aircraft, altitude, aviation, Cape Town, flight academy, flight training, flying, friends, KasteelBerg, lifestyle, Malmesbury, morningstar, photography, photos, pictures, pre-flight, private pilot, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa, sport, training, transportation | Leave a comment