A closer look at Grand Central Airport
We visit Grand Central, a fully equipped airport which is open 24 hours a day. The complex incorporates a modern terminal building, fuel and a fully licensed restaurant - the Harvard Café. The airport is also the base for several flying schools for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. According to ATNS statistics, Grand Central is now the third busiest airport in South Africa after OR Tambo and Wonderboom Airports.
In the March edition of African Pilot, we dedicate more than 20 pages to helicopter manufacturers and operators, as well as helicopter types available in South Africa. A four-page infographic explains the evolution of major helicopter manufacturers of the world.
A new Gazelle in South Africa
Eugene Couzyn writes about his beautiful Gazelle helicopter. Air-to-air photographs were taken by Willie Bodenstein.