Sling Agents

Sling 4 : Exterior  Interior  Technical  Pricing
Sling 2-seater

Durban Skyye Flight School has been appointed the Durban Agent for the Sling aircraft, manufactured by The Airplane Factory, a Johannesburg based local aeronautical design and manufacturing company - an incredibly dynamic team whose aircraft are taking South Africa and the world by storm with assembly plants in the USA, Australia and South America and at Tedderfield Aeropark in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Team leaders Mike, James and Jean have flown around the world twice in their Sling proto-types just to prove that their single-engine aircraft have the stamina and ability to handle adverse weather conditions and long distances over land and sea. Their amazing flight over the Atlantic from Rio to Cape Town took 27 hours and passed overhead Tristan da Cunha, the world's most isolated island.

Fuel-efficient Rotax engines

The airplanes presently come in 3 derivatives - a slick 2-seater plane, a 4-seater and a taildragger, powered by the proven fuel-efficient and reliable BRP Rotax engines with 100 or 115 HP 912 and 914 standard, turbo or fuel-injected engines that take the planes to a cruising IAS speed of 100 - 120 knots. The aircraft are classified as "non-type certified" which means they don't go through an expensive certification process which translates into a keen retail price and are also designed to run on 95 octane unleaded petrol which drastically reduces the fuel costs compared to the outdated aircraft running on more expensive Avgas.

The Sling 4-seater
Director of Durban Skyye Flight School Dave Mc Naught is also the proud owner of Sling # 34 and since the early days of manufacture of these planes he has seen The Airplane Factory continuously develop and improve the quality and finishes of these fine aircraft. Features include excellent aerodynamic handling, low running and maintenance costs, local assembly and service back-up and a proudly South African designed and manufactured product.

Touch-screen technology at your fingertips
MGL Avionics

In addition, another world-leading South African company, MGL Avionics produce the Sling's onboard computer, GPS and engine management system (EFIS) and this has brought state-of-the-art avionics to a light aircaft - previously only available in multi-million R aircraft.

NPL Licence

The Sling 2 can be flown as a Light Sport Aircraft requiring a recreational sport licence - National Pilot Licence (NPL) or with the heavier longer range tanks requiring a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) to take to the skies.

Demo Flight

Please talk to our CEO Dave or our Chief Flying Instructor Brad about a demo flight in Dave's Sling based at Durban's Virginia Airport if you are interested in the purchase of a new plane and we will be able to handle your purchase order and take you through the process and likely costs.

The Airplane Factory also sell the planes in kit-form if you are interested in building your own, instead of the ready-to-fly options offered.

Dave 083-7033329 Brad 082082 820 4840

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Other links:

YouTube Video clip - taking a walk through The Airplane Factory
Facebook group - Sling Enthusiasts The Airplane Factory - Website
Sling on Avcom - Avcom forum
MGL Avionics - MGL website
Rotax Aircraft engines - BRP Rotax
Sling Africa Tour 2014 - Tour photos and story
Sling Madagascar Tour 2015 - Join us over the sea
Standard Bank Aircraft Finance - We can help you finance your new or second-hand aircraft


The Sling flies around the world

Night flying with the onboard computer EFIS, GPS, autopilot and much more

Slings are a family

Local Sling over Drakensberg winter fields

Sling around-the-world tour finding Greenland and Iceland

We're based in Africa!

Sling TAF arrives at Oshkosh USA after a flight around the west coast of Africa and over the Atlantic - The Airplane Factory Director Mike (right) and his son Greg

Sling USA

Sling Airplane Factory Director James Pitman delivers Sling ZDL to Durban Flight School Director Dave Mc Naught

Dave's Sling over Amanzimtoti

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