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Vusimuzi Mbatha wanted to fly in a helicopter so badly, he built himself a craft out of scrap metal and recycled material. His story impressed Bidvest Protea Coin to help make his dream a reality. The company gave him a personalised flight uniform and took him for a flip.
Vusimuzi Mbatha saw a police helicopter during a strike on the platinum belt in North West. It inspired him and he dreamt of flying his own aircraft one day. The dream was so strong, that he built himself a helicopter out of spare parts and scrap metal.
President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash at the Kruger National Park on the weekend.
South African defence manufacturer Denel and Russian Helicopters, a leading international helicopter manufacturer, have signed an agreement to create a helicopter servicing hub for sub-Saharan Africa.
Turbomeca Africa, a joint venture between SA arms manufacturer Denel and French group Turbomeca, has opened a new manufacturing and maintenance facility adjacent to Johannesburg International Airoport.