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Questions about aviation in the country of South Africa.

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Why did South Africa retire its Atlas Cheetahs?

South Africa sold its Atlas Cheetahs to Equador and bought JAS39 Gripen from Sweden. What was the reason for retiring those Cheetahs when a lot of nations are still using Mirage-3s and 5s? South ...
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Is South Africa capable of designing and manufacturing turbofan engines for combat jets?

As far as I know, only a handful of nations and companies are capable of producing turbofan engines for combat jets: GE, P&W, Honeywell (USA) Safran (France) Roles Royce (UK) United Engine Corp (...
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How can I convert a SACAA (South Africa) AME license into a Belgium (EASA) licence?

I have a SACAA (South Africa) AME license and would like to convert it into a Belgium EASA licence part 66. What are the steps to follow?
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Which sub-scale setting may a pilot use on an instrument approach in South Africa--QFE or QNH?

I saw this question in my Instrument Rating exam and I need to know which answer is correct, A or B. Question: As far as the vertical reference of an aircraft during the final approach segment of an ...
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At what altitude should I join overhead a fix when my legal MSA is lower than the holding altitude?

For example, if my MSA is 4600ft and the holding altitude is 6500ft, am I legally allowed to join overhead the fix at 4600ft, or do I need to join overhead the station at 6500ft?
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What does this symbol on this Aerodrome Chart mean?

Does anyone know what this symbol on aerodrome charts is?
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How to determine when a non precision approach does or doesn't have a Final Approach Fix (FAF)?

I am curious to know how to know for sure whether a non precision approach has/doesn't have a final approach fix by looking at its plate. From what I can see, a Break Cloud and/or NDB procedure might ...
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What regulations apply to a VFR flight from South Africa to Namibia?

I just would like to know what kind of flight plan, permissions, en route airway paths and other factors that need to be considered? Other than the passport, PPL license and aircraft documentation ...
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How to know that single engine aeroplanes are not allowed to depart on the TETAN SID?

I'm studying for my IR exam and came across another tricky AIP question. Which of the following statements about the TETAN 1A standard departure chart are correct? Single engine aeroplanes ...
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Descending while turning inbound on a non-precision approach

I'm writing my instrument rating examination soon and one of the questions that I came across was: While executing a VOR A RWY 01 approach for Alexander bay, 2700ft is reached at 8DME on the ...
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Can PPL, CPL, and ATPL be completed within a year?

It took me about 8 months to complete my PPL, because I struggled to go solo and I haven't started my CPL training yet due to financial set back. I've heard about students who completed their PPL ...
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