Based in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Flying Frontiers is a small company passionate about flying and classic aircraft. We are quietly going about our business of introducing two carefully chosen ranges of aircraft to the Southern African market, each with it's special place in our hearts and minds.
Craig Lang, the owner of Flying Frontiers, has had a passion for flying for as long as he can remember, and has been involved in various forms of aviation for many years, holding both a Commercial Pilot's License and MPL for Weight-Shift Trikes. He has descended from a long line of pilots in the Lang family (Douglas and Lewis Lang, Craig's great uncles, were both pilots in World War 1, were the first to import a "kit" aircraft to South Africa in 1930, and Lewis Lang went on to play a pivotal role in pilot training in the SAAF during World War II. The Lewis Lang award is still presented to the Pilot of the Year at the annual Aeroclub awards).
The newest addition to the Flying Frontiers team is Ian Waghorn, born and raised in a flying family (Ian's father Robert is an ex-air force pilot, currently a chief training captain on a major airline). Ian learned to fly at age 15 on a J3 Cub, went on to complete his Commercial Pilot's License, is a Grade B instructor with tow rating and more time on tail-draggers than anything else. Ian is the CFI of our new Bush Pilot Academy, and is available to do taildragger training for new owners of Savage aircraft, or anyone interested in learning to fly a taildragger.
When Craig decided to pursue his aviation passion, he set out to find the perfect Light Sport Aircraft for Africa, and it didn't take long for him to chose the Savage range of aircraft, manufactured by Zlin Aviation, with factories in the Czech Republic and Italy . Tandem cockpit and exceptional STOL capabilities along with the large Tundra tyres make these aircraft an explorer's dream. We are proud and excited to represent this incredible range of STOL Bush Planes. Our demo Savage Bobber, ZU-IFV is flying in South Africa, and test flights can be arranged around the country.
JULY 2015 - FLYING LEGEND ARRIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA!!
Ever since childhood, Craig has wanted to fly a warbird, and with much excitement, Flying Frontiers has just landed the South African rights to the FLYING LEGEND range of warbird replicas. A Tucano-R has been ordered, and will be delivered in South Africa by the end of 2015. We also hope to have a Hurricane in South Africa during 2016. These aircraft will open a new world to warbird enthusiasts who cannot afford the $3 or $4 million price tags the originals demand.