When The Aliens Visited Zimbabwe

Aliens In 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 […]

Airbus, We Welcome You To Africa!

Welcome Titambire

Titambire, Sijkwamukela, Maraba (welcome) Airbus! Of all the continents in the world, Africa has the fastest-growing and most youthful population. Our youth is actually the driving force behind sustainable growth across the continent. Most organizations and institutions around the world have begun to notice the value of the African youth, and have begun investing in us. […]

How To Become A Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant

As you may already know, working in the field of aviation is quite interesting and rewarding. The profession of Flight Attendant gives you a great opportunity to climb the aviation career ladder. Also,  it gives you a golden opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds. Certainly, there will always be the crazy ones, but […]

African Aviation – A Place Where Dreams Come To Die!!

Aviation in Africa

AVIATION IN AFRICA – A GRAVEYARD A few days ago, we were having a lunch meeting with fellow African aviators. I should dare say most of these aviators are more of enthusiasts that active aviators as they have gone for long periods of time without as much as smelling a hint of avgas. Reason being?? Well, […]

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 […]

Waiting is a trap sometimes

It has been a very busy day for me today and as I was getting ready to rest a few minutes ago, some questions came to my mind: 1.How many Africans have ever been into space? 2.Why do we not have a jumbo jet manufacturing plant in Africa? 3.Do we know of an African who […]

She Lied To Me

she lied to me

Lies lies lies…. I will always remember that day, 6 June 2008.I was flying as a passenger from Harare to Bulawayo. The Flight Attendants looked awesome in their uniforms…I really adored them. Without hesitation I asked the lead Flight Attendant: “Ms, I really admire your job. If I also want to become a Flight Attendant […]

Oh Africa Please, Stop It!

It has been just a couple of days  since the launch of yadley.com. We established this online platform with the aim of linking aspiring Pilots and Flight Attendants from Africa with training, scholarship and job opportunities. In just these few hours since the website launch, I have been surprised to receive some emails from my […]

“It’s A Bit Cold Outside”

cold outside

“Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane until we land… it’s a bit cold outside”

Women Cannot Fly?

yadley pilots in simulator

“…It is a disgrace for a woman to think that she can fly a high speed aircraft when she really has not the intelligence to scrub the floor of a hospital properly….” – Dr C.G Grey What do you think of such a dubious statement?Its even more worrisome to note that it was spoken by […]