Mossel Bay Aero Club is an aviation club situated at Mossel Bay Airfield (FAMO). Aircraft types range from weight shift trikes, 3-axis microlights, experimental, gyros, general aviation & helicopters. FAMO is a registered Parachuting Dropzone and is operated by SKYDIVE MOSSEL BAY. From training through to tandem jumps is catered for. STARLITE Flying Academy caters for Helicopter & Fixed Wing training, Route 62 AMO's now resort under STARLITE and are aircraft & helicopter AMO's. HELI AIR AVIATION are helicopter AMO's specialising in Robinson R-22, R-44, R-66 and Bell 206 helicopters.
At Heli-Air Aviation, AMO1263, we are focused on providing maintenance and repair services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come! Owner Hannes Eksteen is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer with 46 years experience. Our AMO is situated at Mosselbay airfield and we also have an approved AMO line station situated at John Wesdon airfield just outside Kimberley. We specialise on Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters and offer first and second line maintenance capabilities from general MPI's to repairs and rebuilds.
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Kimberley Airport based in The Northern Cape provides regular domestic flights in South Africa between Cape Town Airport and O.R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. The airport is used predominantly by business travelers in South Africa. The Airport boasts two asphalt runways of 46 meters in width and 3 kilometers in length. Annually the Airport transports approximately 170,000 passengers across around 10,000 flights through airlines South African Express and Airlink Kimberley AirportThe Airport is located approximately 10KMs from the center of Kimberley. Car hire and airport shuttle services are available from the airport terminal and can be booked online. Accommodation in Kimberley can be booked directly through a variety of establishments nearby. There are many landmarks for sightseers in Kimberley, the most notable being The Big Hole of Kimberley which was formerly mined for Diamonds, it has now since become a popular tourist attraction and unique landmark. Other things to do in Kimberley include The Open Mine Museum, Mokala National Park, Kamfers Dam, The Oppenheimer Gardens, Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, William Humphreys Art Gallery and The Railway Museum The Kimberley is the largest city in the Northern Cape. Being Capital of the province, Kimberley has a rich mining heritage in South Africa dating back to the 1800’s. Similarly the aviation industry in Kimberley also has a long standing history that stems back to the early 1900s. In 1930 Kimberley Airport was at the time rated as having the best night time landing facilities in Africa. During the war Kimberley Airport was used for fighter pilots to train by the Union Defence Force.
Upington Airport located in The Northern Cape provides domestic flights in South Africa to Cape Town Airport and OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg through Airlink airlines. The Airport only provides international flights for cargo and non-scheduled charter flights, not commercial. Car Hire services are available through Avis, Bidvest, First Car & Tempest Car Hire, alternatively Airport Shuttles can be booked. A tourist information desk and a conference room are also available for usage at the airport terminal building. Upington Airport is is conveniently located less than 5KMs from the center of town and accommodation in Uppington is available and can be booked through various establishments within the area. Formally known as Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport, it was established in 1968. The Upington Airport is host to three asphalt runways which can accommodate aircrafts as large as a Boing 747, the main runway used at Upington Airport measures just short of 5KMs in length and is the longest civilian runway in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the longest in the world, it even has the ability to land a NASA Space Shuttle in the event of an emergency. Apart from offering commercial flights to the public, Upington Airport is a cargo hub for items such as grape exports and motor vehicle imports by car manufacturers.upington airport Upington, although being a smaller South African town does provide most modern urban amenities and commodities such as Foreign Exchange Facilities, Banks & ATMs, WiFi Hotspots, Restaurants, Medical facilities and general commercial businesses. Upington is most well-known for its grape harvests which are of a high, international quality and are predominantly exported to Europe and produced into Wine. Uppington is also famous for its six Orange River Wines; Kanoneiland, Grootdrink, Kakamas, Keimoes and Groblershoop.
East London Airport based in the Eastern Cape provides domestic flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth through airlines Airlink, Fly Safair, Kulula, South African Airways and South African Express. East London Airport handles over 600,000 passengers a year. East London Airport has two asphalt runways between 1.5Kms and 2KMs in length Facilities in the Airport Terminal building include Banks and ATMs, a tourist and information help desk, retail shops, and public telephones. East London Airport is fully disabled-friendly, access within the terminal building is made easier for disabled passengers with lifts, ramps and reserved disabled parking available for use. Car Hire services from East London airport are available from Europcar, Hertz, Tempest, Bidvest and First Car Rental. The airport was commissioned and established in 1927 by Lieut Colonel Alistair Miller and has been moved from its original location several times, until 1965 when it was renamed after former Transport Minister as Ben Schoeman Airport and made permanent residence in its current location. It was renamed back to East London Airport in 1994, since then major alterations have been made to the terminal building seeing a major influx of passengers and cargo being transported from the airport. East London Airport was voted the fastest growing Airport in South Africa during 2016 after seeing an increase in passenger and cargo traffic of 19% over the year. Being a coastal City, East London is situated within convenient travelling distance from popular local beaches; Nahoon Beach, Gonubie Beach and Orient Beach. East London offers many tourist attractions within close vicinity, such as; Museums, Private Game Reserves Parks, a Zoo, an Aquarium, Nature Trails and Art Galleries. East London, part of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is located coast of South Africa in the province of the Eastern Cape along the Indian Ocean and is home to a population of 755,000 residents.The primary spoken language is Xhosa but English is mostly understood within the region. East London is a major industrial city in South Africa, the predominant sector of industry being motor vehicle manufacturing and assembling, Mercedes-Benz export the majority of their right hand drive vehicles for international and local export from their East London plant.
The city of Port Elizabeth is served by the Port Elizabeth International Airport in the Eastern Cape. The Port Elizabeth airport was once called the H. F. Verwoerd Airport. This airport is owned and operated by the Airports Company South Africa who also operate other airports around South Africa. In 1917 the first plane flew from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and since then and over the years many flights have gone in and out of the Port Elizabeth Airport. The Port Elizabeth Airport mainly deals with flights that go to and from OR Tambo and Cape Town. The Port Elizabeth Airport is also known as the Ten Minute Airport as it is in the perfect central location. It is called the Ten Minute Airport as it is less than a ten minute drive from most of the major areas within the city. The airport is about two miles south of the city’s central business district which is perfect for those business travellers. The airport in Port Elizabeth actually serves more than 1 million people each year. The Port Elizabeth Airport sits at an elevation of 226 feet above the mean sea level. The airport is equipped with two asphalt paved runways, 13 aircraft parking bays on the apron and the terminal building measures 8700 square metres. In June 2004, the modern terminal upgrade was completed which meant that the airport is able to handle up to 2 million passengers each year. The planning for the 2010 FIFA World Cup saw that runway 08/26 would be extended from 1980 metres to a massive 3000 metres, so that the airport would be able to accommodate the international flights that would be coming in however this planned upgrade to the airport never happened. The Port Elizabeth Airport is also used as an Air Force station and is the home to the C Flight of 15 squadron of the South African Air Force. It is a helicopter unit that has the primary task of maritime and landward search and rescue operations. The airport also has a branch of the South African Air Force Museum. Airlines that operate out of the Port Elizabeth International Airport include Mango, South African Airways, South African Express, Flysafair, Airlink and Comair. These are low cost and full service airlines. The difference between the 2 is that low cost airlines do not offer first class seating and an inflight meal. To get an even cheaper flight, the airline Flysafair can be used which does not include checked luggage in its ticket price. This need only be added if it is really needed. Else, you would score a cheaper flight if you can make do with the 7 kilogram carry-on limit. Finding flights to or from the Port Elizabeth International Airport can be handled with ease through the flight booking engine found on our website. This search engine can be utilized by entering in your dates of travel, along with location and number of travellers. With this small bit of information, you would be given all flights which still have seats available. From this list you can go ahead and choose the flight which appeals the most to you. It could be the cheapest flight if you are just looking for a fast means of getting from one city to the next. It could be on an airline where you would be treated with the full air service. Alternatively, it could depend on the time of day which would best suit your plans.
George Airport located in the Western Cape provides domestic flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein through airlines Airlink, CemAir, FlySafair, Kulula, Mango and South African Express, the airport handles over 700,000 passengers a year. Cargo flights from George are also available. George airport is also base to AVIC Flight School who train student pilots for commercial flight. George airport has two asphalt runways available that are between 1km and 2kms in length. The airport terminal facilities include a tourist and information help desk, Banks & ATMs, a conference room and board room, retail shops, changing rooms, prayer facilities and public telephones. George Airport is fully disabled-friendly, access within the terminal building is made easier for disabled passengers with lifts, ramps and reserved disabled parking available for use. George Airport, formerly known as P.W. Botha Airport was established in 1977 and was built to be an exact replica of the Keetmanshoop Airport in Namibia, the building has since expanded vastly due to reaching its capacity. The town of George, formerly known as Georgetown was established in the 1800s in the Western Cape along the famous Garden Route was historically known for its long running Timber industry that played a major role in the establishment of the town. Being almost equidistance between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George has become a popular, affluent holiday resort town which has administrative and conference centre facilities that have earned it the right as the commercial business hub of the Garden Route in The Cape.
Bram Fischer Airport located in Bloemfontein, Free State provides domestic passenger flights to Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and George through airlines Airlink, South African Airways, CemAir, Mango and South African Express, handling over 300,000 passengers a year. Cargo flights are also available to and from the airport. Bram Fischer Airport utilizes two asphalt runways over 2kms in length. The airport facilities include a tourist information desk, VIP passenger and business lounge and conference room, basic retail outlets available include a restaurant / coffee shop and ATMs. Car hire and airport shuttle services can be found at the airport terminal or booked online before arrival.bram fischer airport Formerly known as Bloemfontein Airport, established in 1961 and opened by former President CR Swart, it was later renamed after the renowned lawyer; Bram Fischer International Airport in 2012 by President Jacob Zuma The City Centre of Bloemfontein is 20KMs distance from Bram Fischer Airport, there is a wide variety of choice for accommodation in Bloemfontein that can be booked directly with establishments in the area. Bloemfontein is host to many tourist attractions, monuments and landmarks; there is also an array of history and war museums within the area. Bloemfontein has many lush and green parks which are available for communal use as a hangout spot. The local Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an abundance of flowers and several hundred different species of plants. Bloemfontein also has two Zoos which are home to various species of birds, primates and other exotic animals. Other notable sights to see in Bloemfontein which are open to the public is the Naval Hill Planetarium and Boyden Observatory which are used for international astronomical research and studies by Harvard University Bloemfontein meaning ‘Fountain of Flowers’ in English, was established in the 1800s is the capital city of The Free State Province and is the seventh largest city in South Africa. Bloemfontein is part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality which is home to a population of over 700,000 people. Being the judicial capital of the country, Bloemfontein is home to the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa and has a long political heritage in the country, both The National Party and African National Congress political parties were originally founded in Bloemfontein during the early 1900s.
Previously known as Louis Botha Airport (named after the South African statesman), Durban International Airport, was the major airport servicing the area of Durban until 2010. The Durban Airport opened in 1951 and carried the name Louis Botha Airport until 1994 – the year of the first democratic election held in South Africa. This election was won by the ANC and Nelson Mandela was elected the president of South Africa. This brought about many changes including the name Louis Botha Airport. It was known as Durban International Airport from 1994 onwards. The Durban airport saw a large volume of domestic flights but not as many international flights as the runway was too short for larger aircrafts to land. Due to this factor, Durban international Airport lost a lot of international flights. This was one of the major reasons for the change of location and upgrade that occurred in 2010. All operations seized at Durban International Airport and King Shaka International Airport, (located 60km north of Durban) became the primary airport servicing Durban. It was much larger and had a longer runway which could accommodate larger aircraft. Closely located near Durban beaches and a host of hotels in Durban, King Shaka International Airport is positioned ideally to make for a comfortable travel experience.
Cape Town International Airport is the primary international airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and fourth-busiest in Africa. Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s most award winning airport! As Africa's 3rd largest airport it processes over 10 million passengers annually.It handles flights to several destinations in Africa, Europe and Asia. On the other hand, Cape Town Airport has also direct flights to Johannesburg and Durban and other places around South Africa. Cape Town Airport is located in Matroosfontein, approximately 12 miles (20 km) south-east from Cape Town city centre. Cape Town Airport has domestic and international terminals linked by a common Central Terminal were all check-in takes place, so it can be considered as a single terminal.
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport was formerly known as Johannesburg International Airport and prior to that was called Jan Smuts Airport. The airport was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of one of South Africa's national heroes and icons, Oliver Reginald Tambo. An anti-apartheid politician and central figure in the African National Congress (ANC), Tambo served a term as president of South Africa. Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport, IATA Code: JNB and often shortened to ORTIA, lies 5,558 ft / 1,694 m above sea level in the Johannesburg suburb of Kempton Park, 23 km east of Johannesburg city centre and 46km south of Pretoria. Situated in Gauteng, the airport is ideally situated in the heart of South Africa's commercial and industrial hub and has excellent road infrastructure linking it to Johannesburg, Pretoria and the national road network. The Gautrain rapid rail system has had its first section opened, linking the airport with Sandton, and is being extended to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport is South Africa's principal airport, with more than 50 percent of the country's air passengers passing through the airport. OR Tambo Airport services airlines from all five continents and plays a vital role in serving the local. regional, intra- and inter-continental air transport needs of South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It is the biggest and busiest airport in Africa. Major upgrades and expansion have been recently completed at the airport, enabling it to handle 19 million passengers a year. The motor car plays an important role in the lives of many South Africans and OR Tambo Airport now boasts a total of 11,500 parking bays. These range from on-airport, multi-storey parkades and shaded parking to long-term off-airport facilities, with free shuttle services offered to the terminals. The 2 runways at the airport have been built longer then most airports due the altitude being 1,700 metres above sea level, making them some of the longest runways in the world. The air is more rarified and provides less air friction to assist deceleration on approach and landing and less lift on take-off. It as one of only 4 airports in the world that fly scheduled non-stop services to all 6 inhabited conitents, the others being Abu-Dhabi, Doha and Dubai.
Fireblade Aviation is an independently owned, state-of-the-art luxury Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at O.R. Tambo International Airport. As a purpose-built facility, we offer a seamless passenger and aircraft handling service for corporate and business flights. In addition to our full services terminal, we offer a charter division that caters to every client’s needs. Expect only the best. The inspiration and driving force behind Fireblade Aviation is our genuine passion for aviation. We have built our operations around our people. From our general manager, to our pilots and chief mechanic, to our owners and service staff. We are like-minded individuals who truly love what we do and are dedicated to deliver an exceptional level of personalised service. Our shared passion is for aviation and for South Africa. We provide our discerning clients with an unrivalled, hassle free travel experience from the start of the adventure through to the very end of the journey – our service levels rated the highest on the continent. Our compliment of services includes a combination of publicly available terminal facilities, including open and private lounges, showers, a gym, spa treatments and full-equipped meeting rooms. In addition, we are proud to offer a full aircraft charter service for those who need their African travel arranged in a safe, professional, efficient and friendly manner. Since our inception in 2014, we have built a formidable reputation for providing exceptional air charter, FBO and maintenance services. We strongly believe in the continuous evolution of our services, underscored by a dedication to integrity, to better cater to our clients’ diverse needs. Our success reflects the hard work and commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality of service excellence. Our crew facilities offer privacy and the opportunity to relax or prepare for flights in peaceful surroundings. Our attention to detail and dedication to providing personal service to every client sets our service standards apart. Together, we deliver a level of personal attention and aircraft handling that is beyond reproach.