Our beloved aviation industry has always enjoyed the privilege of connecting people. Whether it be for family or business, flying tourists from remote Van Zylsrus to Bloemfontein in a Cessna Caravan or connecting loved ones to New York from Johannesburg in an A340-600, there’s always been that satisfaction as a pilot of a job well done, along with that everlasting camaraderie that connects and identifies us.
Then, as suddenly as the invisible, yet insidious microburst appears with the summer thunderstorms, our industry is reeling through no fault of our own. The almost surreal dichotomy of this global pandemic is that while our industry is designed to connect people, there are forced directives to do the very opposite which has brought our industry and profession to a standstill.
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