On His Way

After years of preparation and months of anticipation and planning, Swedish pilot Johan Wiklund is finally on his way on his historic Cape to Cape journey. Historic because it retraces the 1929 steps of other Swedish pilot,Göste Andrée, and because Johan is doing it in a 1935 De Havilland 60 Moth biplane.


Johan has already made it as far as Berlin and is now headed for Austria and the Czech Republic.

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I’m still planning to say hi once he gets to SA. The planned stops here are Swartkops, Kimberley, Beaufort West (shame) and the incredibly famous Stellenbosch Airport:

• Co-ordinates S33º 58’ 50” E18º 49’ 22”
• Elevation 321ft
• Runways 01 / 19
• Runway surface Tar
• Runway length 760 metres / 2492 feet
• Frequency 119.3 MHz
• Circuit RIGHT hand on 19 and LEFT hand on 01

That’s RIGHT hand on 19 and LEFT on 01, ok?
Now we know.

2 thoughts on “On His Way

  1. Stellenbosch’s airstrip is a thing of beauty. Greenery and mountains all around! This year’s airshow there was pretty awesome because of that very fact! 🙂

  2. Craig Lotter > I ARE NO EXPERT, but generally speaking, mountains all around an airstrip don’t make for happy times, no?

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