Good day Slingers.
The Oshkosh community has now been waiting three years for the beauty of the Sling High Wing to grace its skies and exhibition spaces. This year, IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN with the expected departure date, Sunday, July 10th!
No less than THREE Sling High Wing aircraft are flying from Johannesburg to Oshkosh. They are:
- ZU-SHW – The factory ‘Development Prototype’ Sling High Wing, piloted by James Pitman and his mate, Matt Cohen;
- N915HW – The first Sling High Wing delivered to a customer, in kit form, and assembled by its American owner, Linda Sollars, here in Johannesburg. N915HW will be piloted by Linda and Mike Blyth;
- N669JP – The first Sling High Wing Taildragger delivered to a customer, again in kit form, assembled by its Namibian owner, JP “The Candourist” Schulze, also here in Johannesburg, and piloted by JP and his Australian mate, William;
We invite everyone to follow our trip by tracking our progress as we go – each airplane will have an IndigoDUO Hybrid Satellite Tracking and Messaging Device from IndigoSat, which will plot onto a world map live, and which will be found on our Sling High Wings Expedition Page once installed, tested and live!
As before, we promise to post photos, stories, return love and generally just try to bring the world along with us as much as we can. JP will also be posting content (VLOGS!) on a daily basis – being so much younger and more competent than James and Mike at these sort of things, there’s generally more to see in his posts – check that out too on his Instagram page or on his YouTube channel.
…and of course, good luck and farewell guys and girl!