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A pioneering spirit

Can you imagine that the first flight from London to Cape Town took place only 100 years ago in 1920.

It was an enormous milestone in South African flight history and it looked very different from anything we know today.

South Africans to be first

Although several British teams had set out to pioneer this new air route, each one had crashed and abandoned their effort. General Smuts, then Prime Minister of South Africa, wanted a South African to be the first so he authorised the purchase of a Vickers ... continue reading