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Awards Function – Eagle Air 2019

Awards Function – Eagle Air 2019

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Eagle Air-The Fly Away March 2019
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Aviation Central was invited to attend the glamorous Eagle Air 2019 Awards and Year End function. With Eagle Air being Aviation Central’s flight school of choice in Gauteng North, we simply could not pass up on this offer. The evening was also attended by SAA Training Captain and DFE Francois Naudè and MANGO Training Captain and DFE Marc de Klerk.

The evenings proceedings kicked off at 18:00 at Morgenzon Estate in the famous Airport road. We were all welcomed with a glass of champagne on arrival. The evening started with a casual chat followed by starters, an amazing biltong soup! After starters the Initial Solo and PPL certificates were handed out.

The proceedings then continued with certificates handed out for Night Rating, Initial Multi, Engine Rating, CPL Multi-Engine Instructor Rating, Grade III Flight Instructor Rating, Grade II Flight Instructor Rating and ATPL. We were then treated to a top-notch main course for dinner.

About Eagle Air

TR Eagle Air (Pty) Ltd has been in operation as an elite flight school for more than 10 years and has as such been registered as an Aircraft Training Organization with the South African Civil Aviation Authority.


Initial Solo

Ahmed Helmy

Hardus Venter

Ivus George Mkuralinda

Ashleigh Mogane

Omphemetse Phetoe

Joseph Ene-Okon

Nedaal Asaad

Quinton Stewart

Mark Mangeni

Maria Mwanza

Thabiso Ramosamo

Ayman Kayyali

King Malema

Krestah Hanongo

PPL

Sheref Ahmed

Abdelrahman Aldelmagid

Trinity Jongwe

Louis Minnaar

Rhyno De Grange

Bambihlelo Gobingca

Ahmed Helmy

Lene Hurter

Night Rating

Ashwin Sylvester

Ahmed Helmy

Trinity Jongwe

Diana Ndouvhda

Vulindlela Ndolvu

Ibrahim Elmostafa

Initial Multi Engine Rating

Ravi Vansia

CPL

Timothy Brandt

Mariska Wisse

Kennedy Tshivhase

Multi-Engine Instructor Rating

Hennie Botes

Marcelle Nienaber

Grade III Flight Instructor Rating

Hennie Botes

Timothy Brandt

Grade II Flight Instructor Rating

Huzaifa Umar

ATPL

Damian Shima


Eagle Air

The Eagle Air Story: (Taken from their website http://eagleair.co.za/home/ )

“OUR STORY

Eagle Air is owned by Percy Rudman, Chih-Jen Tseng, Iemei Tseng and Brandon Mendillo. We believe that our owners, management, instructors and students are all owners of Eagle Air and together we build our own future.

This family atmosphere is the basis of our training at Eagle Air without jeopardising on standards and degree of discipline. Our pledge to all our clients is to provide safe, efficient and cost effective flight training. Eagle Air uses the most reputable maintenance organisation on the airport. Safety is our main concern! The maintenance facility exposes pilots to the mechanical aspects of aircraft maintenance thus enhancing their total understanding of aviation.

Our application for a licence charter division (Part 135) that exposes pilots to the real aviation ‘day to day’ flying world is pending. Our application for a charter licence includes medical evacuations (Part 138). The application should be finalized within a number of months. The latter would also enhance our pilots opportunities for successful employment We have a wide range of aircraft available for training, advanced training and type ratings. Eagle Air’s Operational Specifications enables us to provide training on aircraft ranging from Single Engine Piston, Complex Single Engine Piston, Piston Twins and Jet (Twin Turbine).

Although we have a company structure which we adhere to, we have a so-called open-door approach enabling students and pilots to liaise directly with Management and even with the Directors. At Eagle Air aviation is our passion and students and pilots will immediately experience the camaraderie that exists at Eagle Air. Be prepared to become part of the Eagle Air Team the moment you walk through the door!

All our Directors, members of the Management Team and personnel are qualified pilots and therefore have appreciation and understand the challenges in the field of aviation. Eagle Air has a broad base of international students from Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Abu Dhabi, China, Ghana, Angola and India, to name but a few.

Our experienced and focussed family of experts are well trained with the skill and qualifications to carry out their functions with diligence and skill. It is our vision that Eagle Air may be of service to all prospective students in the Private, Professional and Public sector.

Our wide variety of aircraft available will give our student the edge in the aviation community.”

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Eagle Air-The Fly Away March 2019

Eagle Air-The Fly Away March 2019

By Marcelle Nienaber – Grade 2 Instructor at Eagle Air.

Its early morning Friday, the 27th of March.

There is a slight chill in the air as 20 pilots assemble with luggage, flight plans and positive attitudes around a fleet of 9 aircraft. Fueled and ready to take to the skies for eagle Air’s first Fly-Away for 2019.

“Cleared for take-off” echoed in all the headsets as we routed to Kruger International Airport. One hour into the flight we had to divert back to Wonderboom (FAWB) due to inclement weather at Kruger. Our fleet met up and re-fueled at FAWB.

With the weather keeping its head up high, our pilots took to the skies again. This time to Bloemfontein (FABL) on route, clear skies greeted us.

After a well-deserved rest at FABL, flight plans were filed for our route to Port Elizabeth via Beaufort West.

Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean ensured excitement among all. PE welcomed Eagle Air with signature windy conditions.

With great anticipation on day 3 of the Fly-Away, the fleet departed for Cape Town via George. Touching down in George revealed adverse conditions and aircraft were secured for the night.

The skies cleared for day 4 as or journey continued on to Cape Town. More spectacular views of the mountains and sea stunned the Eagle Air fleet. We descended into Cape Town International Airport slotting seamlessly between commercial carriers. With a few hours of daylight left, the Eagle Air squad explored the streets of Cape Town, taking in all it has to offer.

Energized by the scenes of the Mother City we set off to Bloemfontein (FABL) to settle in for the final night before heading back to the Eagle Nest.

Midday on the 3rd of April, the Eagle Air fleet safely arrived back at home base.

“Six days, a dozen cities, thousands of nautical miles and immeasurable memories and experience gained” quoted by Percy Rudman.

Photo credits: Eagle Air

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Air Total Newcastle Airshow 2018

The 8th annual Newcastle Airshow, the only show in Kwazulu-Natal took place on the 2 June 2018 at the Newcastle Airport on the outskirts of the town of Newcastle. With this show being the only show on the circuit in KZN, members of the public traveled far and wide to the norther KZN town of Newcastle to witness the ever vibrant Airshow.  This years theme was ‘Give your dreams some Wings’.

Show day saw some early morning mist around the skies of Newcastle,but didn’t last long due to the sun creeping  through the hills in the distance,some early morning arrivals from display aircraft from Gauteng and other parts of the country was a welcome sight like every other airshow as the excitement cannot be hidden before the start of an Airshow.An Aviation Career expo was held in the morning before the days proceedings took place.Other talks from pilots took place during the day.


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The show started with a Para drop from SANDF and Golden Eagles parachutists from a 15 Squadron Oryx helicopter flown by Altaaf Sheik, Warren Jobe and flight engineer Lazola Vumazonke,once the last skydiver had landed safely the Oryx crew then began giving flips to the youth who have never flown in a aircraft ever.The Aerobatics Unlimited L29 ZU-AUX flown by Glen’Gringo’ Warden showed off the eastern block aircraft the to crowds who love seeing a jet in the sky especially in Newcastle.Major Lee-Roy ‘Shinobi’ Goosen and Lt Col Johannes ‘Boerboel ‘Mashaba flew the JAS39D Gripen all the way from Air force Base Makhado in the Limpopo province ,this was the 2nd time the Gripen has flown at Newcastle,the last time was in 2012.The frontline fighter was put through its paces before its final maneuver ,a ‘Upper Charlie’ and disappearing into the blue sky.Major Lone Nel was the GLO for the SAAF Aircraft.

 


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Major Diaan Grobbelaar put the 15 Squadron A109LUH through its paces,one of the great A109 displays one can see at an airshow these days. The Silver Falcons Team 82 with the leadership of Major Omphile Matloane,  flew the first official airshow display as team 82 flying out of the Central Flying School of AFB Langebaanweg along the Capes West Coast. Other team member’s consists of Major Bheki Shabangu at the number 2,Major Corne van Deventer and the soloist Major Sivu Tangana. It was great to see how hard the ground crew for the Silver Falcons, they’re  are the ones who keep the aircraft maintained at all time. A big salute to all of them!

Radials that were present on the day was Menno Parsons Dc3 flown by Derek Hopkins,a first to see a DC3 at the Newcastle Airshow.The Puma flying Lions flying the T6 Harvard’s led by Captain Scully Levin. Ivan van der Schaar flew his Randolph sponsored Boeing Stearman.

Brian Emmenis from Capital Sounds provided the sound for this Airshow once again.commentary for the day was professional provided by Leon Du Plessis and Brian Emmenis, keeping the public informed of all the aircraft and pilots during the course of the day, and always bringing the vibe to the airshow and getting the public excited for each act during the display slots.


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South Africa’s top aerobatic pilots from the likes of Patrick Davidson flew all the way in from Port Alfred in his RedBull sponsored Sbach 342,a first at Newcastle to have him display at this particular show.He will soon get ready for his next Redbull Air Race series in Russia in August this year. Team Extreme  two member’s, Nigel Hopkins flying his Extra330 and Mark’Buggs’Hensman flying Mark Sampson’s yellow Sbach in high energy aerobatic sequences. The Goodyear Eagles Pitts Team flew their three ship display routine under the leadership of Glen Warden, Nigel Hopkins and Jason Beamish flying the other two Pitts.

Neville Ferreira flew his newly painted Slick 540 from Kitty Hawk aerodrome to the East of Pretoria, He then raced a AMG Mercedes later in the day. Matthew Zalewski flew the Magni Gyrocopter, becoming one of the best and only Gyrocopter displays to watch at airshows.


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A big well done to the organizer of this years Newcastle Airshow, from the entire Airshow Committee and Johan Pieters and Christo van der Vyver from Champ Marketing. Johan Neilon, Pete Graham and the ATCs kept the show safe and on time.To all the emergency services that were on standby during the whole day if any incidents had to occur. Thanks to Charlie Hugo for organising the media accreditation and to Capital Sounds for providing commentary and sound during the show, to the South African Air force providing aircraft and promoting and restoring National pride to our country.To all the stakeholders who sponsored the show, this last paragraph is all for the unsung hero’s mentioned above he make these country Airshows possible.We look forward to the 9th edition of the Newcastle Airshow next year.

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