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Aviation Songs

A special music CD for aviation enthusiasts. John Edmond sings 16 great songs about aviation. INCLUDED on the album are 10 songs written by John like Kunkuru eagle Checklist blues 43 Airschool Old bold pilots and Homesick angel. BY REQUEST Some of his standard aviation songs are also included like Green leader The gunship calypso Angels on my wingtips Wish I was a blue job and You ain't no hero. To add to this great collection are evergreen aviation hits like Snoopy vs the Red Baron Biplane evermore Leaving on a jet plane Come fly with me Early morning rain and the classic Coming in on a wing and a prayer! Read more

Of Aeroplanes and African Planes

Africa’s romance with aviation goes back to the early 1900’s when pioneering pilots flew primitive craft over the plains and rugged mountains of the continent navigating only by roads and rivers.

The first powered flight in Southern Africa took place at East London on 1st January 1910 by Albert Kimmerling in a French Voison biplane. During the 1914 – 18 war, aeroplanes were used in the German West Africa campaign; first by the Germans in Aviatiks and Rolands and then by the  Southern African Aviation Corps in BE2’s and Henry Formans. Read more