When The Aliens Visited Zimbabwe

When The Aliens Visited Zimbabwe… Aliens – a reality or fiction? It started as a normal day as usual for one primary school based in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. The pupils were on break time and suddenly they were treated to a spectacular sight, which rather turned fearful. A strange looking aircraft landed right on their school […]

Why African Airlines Fail. Corruption Is NOT The Main Problem.

Why African Airlines Fail. Corruption Is NOT The Main Problem. I also used to think that corruption was the main problem… They rise and they fall. Like a drunken mistress they rise again, dust off the dirt, re-brand and helplessly stagger, falling even harder than the first time. It is a common trend within our […]

Africa, Your Time To Fly Is Now!

Good morning High flyers. Today is Africa day and I want to introduce you to the ‘father of black aviation’, Alfred “Chief” Anderson. Interested in flying from a young age, this African American saved enough money by the time he was twenty to take flying lessons, but could not find a school that would accept […]

A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle

Some time ago in 2009, my flight instructor and I were preparing for a routine flight when a young girl came to us and asked “Guys, I have always dreamt of becoming a pilot. What must I do to qualify?” My instructor answered quickly, “You need to have a diploma in a Science program and […]

Malaysia Flight 17 And The ‘Silence’ of God

It can only be a serious level of insanity act when a grown man pulls the trigger and shoots down a commercial airliner. Boy, what happened to this world? What wrong had the passengers and crew on Flight 17 done to deserve such a cruel punishment? It’s a crazy world full of cruelty. Conflicts are […]

Fly Dubai Accident – Reflections About Death

I never thought about death until…. I never in my wildest dreams thought that one day I would find myself writing about death. Occasionally, of course, I do write about aviation accidents and the many lives that they claim, but I only do that from an academic perspective. I’m one of those people who does […]