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They served AFRICA with wings



MK Airlines was operated by a hard working bunch of crew. They worked long hours and gave an unprecedented level of dedication to their company. Here is a montage of photos Thanks to ex MK pilot Kevin Creane. Cheers Kevin.

Looking forward to more contributions and stories. There are plenty out there…

Mike T

Captain Mike  Thornycroft R.I.P.

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Airline flying is one aspect to aviation that has it’s own uniqueness. To some aviators it may seem boring and mundane, but to those who have had the opportunity to fly and handle large airline transport aircraft, in a multi-crew environment, they would testify that it is a thrill that you have to experience to understand.

On this page, you will find links to that feeling, as seen through the eyes of those who were involved in airline flying from the advent of the profession, right up to present day operations, in an incredible little airline, that has evolved through the political annuls of history in Southern Africa.

This also includes the incredible history of another aspect of the business, which is freighter operations. Here, you will see an incredible story, when we look at the legendary Jack Mullock’s Affretair operation.