What does the pioneering spirit look like? 2008 saw us perform our very first test flight in our very first prototype ZU-ETO. 11 years and 500 Sling Aircraft sales later, we have been awarded the 2019 P.G.S Trophy by The Aero Club of South Africa for “Excellence in Manufacturing and Design in the South African Recreational Aviation Industry.”
Our ongoing success is testament to the vision and energy of James Pitman, Mike Blyth and Andrew Pitman in the production of aircraft that are ideally suited to the recreational aviation community. Further, at the centre of our history has been a commitment to become and remain the world’s most loved and respected aircraft manufacturer, driven by the desire to create the finest, most loved, practical, safe and reliable aircraft in the world; a vision which will extend to the next 11 years. In addition, our mission of contributing to the growth, happiness and personal fulfilment of all stakeholders within the company is one we are achieveing through the employment and skills development of individuals who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We trust that we will continue to be a noteworthy centre of excellence both within our country and across the globe.