“Human beings have always been fascinated with the concept of flight and our ability to conquer the skies is a real triumph of human ingenuity. But given the level of risk involved in putting people in the air, airplanes are extremely difficult to build and market without a big brand behind you. As an industry,
A South African kitplane manufacturer – The Airplane Factory (TAF) – is going from strength-to-strength, having just announced a brand new aircraft. The new high-wing version of TAF’s four-seater; the Sling TSi, was revealed at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture event in Oshkosh, USA. The Sling TSi was, itself, a brand new aircraft just
“Freshly back from their most successful Oshkosh ever, The Airplane Factory’s fly-in at their factory at Tedderfield Airpark on Saturday took place in glorious weather. From humble beginnings the Sling people now, with the exception of two hangars and a residential property, occupies all of the northern side of the airpark, a total of more
The exhilaration of being at the controls of an award-winning light aircraft is now within the grasp of every adventure-loving pilot (novice or veteran) with the all-South African Sling models from The Airplane Factory (TAF) now available for hire and even for self-fly ‘safari’ jaunts. Read The African Pilot Full Article Here
"Madikwe West Traffic, Foxtrot Zulu Foxtrot, Sling 2, turning left base for Runway 08, any traffic?" "Foxtrot Zulu Foxtrot, caution zebras crossing the threshold of Runway 08." This from a recently landed Cessna Caravan of Federal Air, a South African regional carrier.
What do you get when a guy with a degree in architecture, design, engineering and flight instruction who knows precisely what he wants in an airplane decides to just make one himself? Answer: The light-sport Sling 2. sa-light-aviation-magazine-04-2016 Size: 1.63 MB Format : PDF Preview
The Amazing ROTAX AND SLING 2 An aeroplane is a marriage between an airframe and an engine. In fact, a savvy designer begins by selecting an engine that will best give expression to the idea in mind. WW2 would have been quite different without Rolls Royce’s Merlin. It powered the Spitfire and Hurricane that won