Additional information every pilot should know for flying in Africa!
Travelling in Southern Africa may expose you to potentially dangerous diseases from a number of sources, i.e. diseases transmitted by contaminated food and /or water, by insects and by close contact with infected people.
Airspace is described in terms of altitude. It is broken into the two broad groups (controlled and uncontrolled airspace) then into Classes (A-G). Class A - Class E designate controlled airspace while Class F to Class G designates uncontrolled airspace. Classes B, D & E are not in use in South Africa.
An airspace within which an Air Traffic Control service is provided to IFR flights and VFR flights in accordance with the airspace classification. ATC requires that the pilot obeys instructions, requests clearance for any change to their flight plan, maintains radio listening watch and makes position reports at the required times and locations in order to remain protected within the airspace.
Originally used in radio telegraphy, Morse code is still widely used in aviation. Pilots are required to understand this and be able to identify aircraft call signs as NDB’s and VOR’s still send their identifying letters by means of Morse code.