The Airplane Factory
The Airplane Factory is a Johannesburg based business focussing on the development and manufacture of high quality, high utility aircraft. The Airplane Factory's first aircraft, the Sling 2, is a competitively priced all round performance aluminium aircraft which can be purchased ready to fly or as a homebuild kit.
Feel free to wander around The Airplane Factory website for more information.
We are very proud of our aircraft models, the Sling 2 and Sling 4, both of which we have personally flown around the world to not just prove how much we believe in our designs, but to also experience the passion for adventure...something we know each new owner of a Sling will be reminded of when they fly in our models.
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With Our Sling Models
The Airplane Factory is known for its adventurous management team, and in 2009 Mike & James flew a Sling 2 around the world in 40 days. Then in April 2011 they flew another Sling to Poland from South Africa in seven days. In July 2011 the Sling 4 prototype was flown around the world this time heading eastward. Jean flew the full circle while James and Mike flew halfway around each. To view more on these adventures, visit our Expeditions page.