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  1. Knight W

    Happy 8th birthday worldwide

  2. Wow nice pics - thanks for sharing. Looks like a nice trip, will do it some time.
  3. I was asked to take an Elderly chap from Aussie called Harry, for a hop over Cape Town to see the Harbor and Table Mountain and then this is what happened PS. TO ALL THE AICRAFT LOVERS OUT THERE, NO AIRCRAFT WERE HURT IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO......ONLY AN ELDERLY MAN AND SOME ATC OFFICIALS SOON AFTERWARDS.
  4. Yes we absolutely have the best Mechanics, so our aircraft are very well maintained.
  5. Knight Aviation Flying School Want a career in Aviation as a Commercial Pilot or Recreation Pilot so you don't have to be at home much to listen to your Mother/Wife/Husband/Children/Mother-in-law/etc? Knight Aviation Flying School is just the right place for you then. We will teach you how to keep an aircraft in the air with the wheels showing to the ground, the cabin to the sky, the nose forward and the tail backwards. We will teach you how to land and be able to use the aircraft again afterwards. We will teach you to find your destination airport with out phoning your Mother/Father/Friend/Wife/Husband from the air to ask directions or ask radar to help you find it, and that with out a GPS. We will teach you how to not fly or taxi into another aircraft We will teach you how to speak that strange langues to that strange people over the radio. We will teach you how to fly and land when it is pitch dark in the early morning hours while every one else is warm, comfy and fast asleep. where you want to be. We will teach you to fly, find your destination airport and land safely, when that white stuff is all around you and all you see outside is white with some lightning flashes. When you tihnk "what the hell am I doing here"? For the Pilots that do their Commercials and IF Rating through Knight Aviation are guarantied work as a pilot with Knight Aviation. You will start out on one of two really good equip Cessna 172SP till you achieve your Private Pilot Licences, then you will progress to our new Beachcraft Bonanza A36 for some Retractable gear and variable pitch propeller hours. The Bonanza is also available for Hire and Fly to our Students to help those 200 hours build for Commercials. You then will upgrade to our Beachcraft Barron 58 for your twin training and for twin IF training. Please no spoiled brats wasting their parents money and the Instructors time.........then again it is their parents money in our bank account ....,,let them come it is ok. Our Flying School is located at Fisantekraal (FAFK) close enough to Cape Town for a nice pub crawling for students lodging in our student lodge on the airport. See Photo's below Knight Aviation Flying School club house and briefing rooms Our two C172 SP Our Bonny A36
  6. Yes @brian747 more on the serious side this is now not a story, there is a rule here in the Africa bushveld that when you are in the bushveld you always check your socks and inside of your shoes/boots/vellies every time before putting it on, you won't believe how many times this has happened that people find a scorpion or spider inside their shoes, we once camped near a place called Tosca close to the Botswana border for a week of hunting and when we packed up we found a python (luislang) curled up under the one corner of our big Army tent we used to store our supplies and used for our veld kitchen. So really loved your story, since I can relate too it.
  7. We got a call from an old farmer with the name of Harry in Pofadder asking if we would be interested in a King Air 350 and of course we jumped to attention and listen. The deal was he is getting to old to fly and wanted to trade his 350 for some things he wanted. So he sent us a list of what he wanted and it consisted of 3x Sheepdogs, 1x bull calf, 4x chicken hens 1x chicken rooster and a pig. We could not believe this and loaded the Caravan and off we went to Pofadder (FAPD). When we got there we realized the farmer got the better end of the deal. The King Air had some serious problems, starboard engine tents to die on you some where in the flight, we must fly her with the gear down since the actuators for the gears are gone and the gear are locked in by the locking pins, radios last worked when the farmer had to go into a busy airport some years back (who needs radios in Africa the farmer reckoned) and we have to keep her below FL150 since the pressurization is not working and so on......some minor things the farmer said. We got her back to our hanger in Cape Town and started rebuilding the King Air. First the Engines that we discovered where timex about 300 hrs back and we decided to replace them all together. Luckily one of our friends @JusVonSchott had a pair of fairly new Pratt and Whitney PT6A-60A (only 10hrs on them) with props lying in his hanger that we could buy from him. After about 2 months we finally managed to ermmm........... get through the workshop manual and started the rebuild. It took us another 3 months and finally we have a brand new King Air 350 in 100 % working order, and we paid...........I mean let the SACAA inspector do the necessary tests and inspections and he signed the air worthy certificate. Since this bird will only be used for VIP charters we did the interior as a club seating with light beige leather seats, gold trimmings and rose wood panels and fold away tables. Our C208 Caravan from now on will only be used for Gargo and Medivacs, our B757-200 B747-400 and B737-800 are still on International charters. Here are our new lady all dressed in the KA decals. Interior credit to: PriJet
  8. @harrry Yes Harry there in Pofadder it's quite wild still and from snakes (hence the name Pofadder) to mouse get in every where, so some of them hitched a free ride with us to Cape Town , but we got rid of all of them with the rebuild......thou there is that one Pofadder we are not sure of.... I could swear I saw him heading for the veld ......but I am not sure...... @brian747 Nope this was a first for KA as well, we mostly deal in WWV Currency exchanged for the currency of the country we are dealing or operating in at the time, but since the ZAR has been degraded to "junk status" the farmer Harry rather wanted live stock. @JusVonSchott your suitcase with WWV currency is on its way just say where we must deliver it too......I just hope that damm Pofadder did not went into that suitcase ........come to think about it open the suitcase VERY CAREFULLY buddy ..... P.S. FOR ALL THE BUNNY HUGGERS OUT THERE. NO ANIMALS WHERE HURT IN WRITING THIS BLOG........BUT FOR THE REBUILD, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY.
  9. You get two kind of pilots, those who did a wheels up and those who are still going to do a wheels up.......lol
  10. Grab her up Harry, KA will fly you there so you can bring her back. Just give me the airport to pick you up and destination is OISS. Since KA has a B738 we will bring along one of our spare engines so you do not have to take her out of there on one engine. why start the flight with an emergency? If the B738 engine does not fit the max we will make a plan, ever heard of duct tape? Thanks
  11. Knight W

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    WOW Looks good buddy. What rig are you running? CPU, GPU and so on?
  12. Knight Aviation completed the Europe 2018 Tour just in time to be back home @ Langebaanweg Airport FALW to see 2018 out. We arrived 12pm the afternoon 31/12/2018 just in time to light the braaivleis (barbecue) fires for the old years eve. The 2018 Europe tour took us to some of the best scenery there is, from stunning mountains with white snow blankets covering them, to the darkest of the earth where the sun barely ever shines and where your compass wants to hit the floor, to an Island they say is FUN but you think on Approach "this is really going to hurt", to behind the Iron curtain and back to the sunshine Islands in the Mediterranean sea, to the home land of the God Father and to the dry sands of North Africa. Norway Flesland totally blew my mind with its small Islands. We did the tour in peak Winter time and at times I wanted to actually put on my thick coat...............mmmm wait you are in South Africa mid summer and mid heat wave.......maybe not a good idea. 21 Countries in total 25 flights. We really enjoy doing this tour. KA was hired by a couple of Israeli Rabbi's and soon learned why they say "where there are 2 Rabbi's together, there are 3 opinions." They really have different opinions all the time. Luckily it was our Air Hostesses that had to listen and the pilots could tuck away in the cockpit. So we started the tour from Tel Aviv Yisra'el. We ferried our new Boeing 757-200 C32A up for the tour from FALW via Nairobi and back via Yemen Socotra and Kinshasa DRC. Our new Boeing 757-200 C32A proved her self as an excellent AC for the use of doing tours and what a pleasure to fly. Little under powered from FL380 if you really want to sit at FL400 or FL410 you really have to managed a step clime from FL380 and have to keep her at 87% thrust at FL410. She is more comfy at FL350 - FL380 for the cruise at Mach 0.8.
  13. OH MY WORD where is that runway???? Can't wait to see where it is, will do this tour first next year when it comes out just to see where it is.....................great pics and nice landing.
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