Hoedspruit (civil) Airfield

The Hoedspruit Civil Airfield is located right in the centre of Hoedspruit and close to its shopping facilities. You don't need prior permission to land. There is an honesty box hanging there for you to put in the landing/parking fee, so bring along ... Read more ...

Courchevel Altiport (LFLJ) Pilot Qualification

Every winter there are pilots in Europe wondering where to fly next for their ski vacation with their own aircraft. There are some options available in Austria, Switzerland and France, but with most of these options, you will have to drive afterwards for some ... Read more ...

Finding IFR route to Private Airstrip on Sicily

Flying IFR through Italy Last summer we visited the Lido airfield near Venice in Italy on our way to an aviation event on the island Sicily all the way in the south of Italy. After having visited Courchevel, we set course to Lido near Venice.From ... Read more ...

Kisoro Airfield Uganda (HUKI)

In the far western side of Uganda and near the borders of Rwanda and Congo-Kinshasa (former Zaire) you can find the mountain gorillas as known from the movie 'Gorillas in the Mist'. Gorillas in the Mist is the story of Dian Fossey as she worked in Rwanda with ... Read more ...

Gagi Gagi Airfield Zimbabwe

Right next to Lake Kariba you can still find quite a few lodges from the old Rhodesian times. Quite a few of these lodges were deserted, but some have been rebuilt or reopened again. One of them is Gachi Gachi Lodge with its associated and nearby own ... Read more ...

Ordering Food over the Radio

Differences between airports and airfields Sometimes when you go flying, you realise there are two kinds of landing strips: airports and airfields. At many airports every expense is made to provide a save (and almost boring) way to guide you to the ground, ... Read more ...

Filing Flight Plans out of your Pocket

Filing Flightplans On a recent business trip to Cannes with a Piper Archer II, we had the opportunity to shortly visit the great island of Corsica just off the coast of France. We just visited Verona and had a business appointment in Cannes, but could not fly ... Read more ...