Lesson #5

Many airfields in the South African bush are not like the large airports that you might be familiar with. In fact, many used during the Great Africa Air Safari are small, privately owned airfields. These airstrips may either be paved, dirt-packed, or even made of grass. Therefore, it is vital for a pilot to be prepared to land on all types of surfaces. Here are some instructional articles that highlight some of the key things to know when landing on different types of airstrips:

Landing on a Grass Airstrip

Landing on a Soft Runway

On May 24 at 3:00PM , we will have the Museum’s Aviation Learning Center open for you to practice landing on different types of runways.