Although Topboss Blog is mainly a gambling blog – sometimes we feel the need to try something different – so in March 2012 some of the Topboss staff decided to venture out on a Tiger Moth flight. What an experience that was. The Tiger Moth in question is a bright yellow, 1940 Tiger Moth ZS-OSS1941 called “Tweety” who was quite an active little plane during WWII.
We all had to be up at 5am to be at the Jack Tayler Airfield in Krugersdorp by 6:30. It turned out to be quite a misty morning and visibility was very poor on the drive there, but it was a spectacular scene from the cockpit of the Tiger Moth. We each had our 30 minutes in the air with “Tweety” and her masterful pilot Martiens Steyn, who gave us interesting information during the flight about the Cradle of Humankind, the majestic Magalies Mountain Range and game that we flew over.
In between the flights, Peter who is Martiens’ son made sure we were safe at all times while standing next to the runway. Peter was also very helpful in answering all sorts of questions we had about the Tiger Moth. We learned that she was used by trainee pilots in WWII who were training to become Spitfire and other fighter pilots.
Flying in this little plane gave us a sense of what it must have been like back then, and you can’t help but stand in awe of her.
All in all it was an awesome experience and definitely worth doing again.
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Flights are from the Jack Tayler Airfield, Krugersdorp, over the Cradle of Humankind and the majestic Magalies Mountain range with game viewing included! The flight is weather dependent, therefore flights are normally early Saturday or Sunday mornings, but can also be accommodated during weekdays.
Prices are from R1750.00 per person per half hour. For group bookings, there is a discount available.
For further inquiries/bookings, contact Martiens Steyn at 0837766667 or Wendy Steyn at 0829226387
The Jack Taylor Airfield is situated at no 7 Bartastreet, Delporton, Krugersdorp