Lo van Niekerk (Street Articles Author)
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I am a commercial pilot and currently living in Australia. In a previous career I was a captain of super-yachts and was lucky enough to travel the world. I would like to share these experiences with you.

Tent Heater Guide
Spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors is wonderful, but if the mercury drops and you are not prepared it can turn into a miserable experience. Having a tent heater can be worth its weight in gold, nothing like the feeling of climbing into a cozy tent…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Camping   Apr 05, 2014  
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6 Passive Ways to Have A Cool Tent
Camping in summer is a great activity for the family but the novelty can wear off quickly if you wake up in a pool of sweat every morning.When pitching your camping tent some common sense and a bit of planning will help you have the coolest possible tent to camp…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Outdoors   Dec 13, 2013  
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Three Important Lessons Learned From A Engine Failure After Take - off
During a crisp, crystal-clear dawn I lined-upped and rolled on a “milk run” flight which I have conducted many times. The single engine roars to maximum power and I quickly accelerate along the runway. Gracefully the aircraft soars into the heavens, contend I raise the gears and hear them clank…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Dec 05, 2013  
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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Pilot
Being a pilot is a very rewarding career as most pilots will tell you and as the old saying goes “if you love what you are doing, you will never work a day in your life”. However being a pilot is not all that rosy and for the uninformed, some…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Nov 11, 2013  
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Best Sunglasses for Pilots
Picking the best sunglasses for pilots can be tedious but like shopping for a mattress or shoes you are going to spend a lot of time with them so choose wisely or you will be sorry in the long run. What you should know before you buy: The main purposes…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Oct 17, 2013  
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Aviator Watches for Men
Time keeping is one of the fundamentals for navigation, so needless to say that a watch is of paramount importance to a pilot. The best pilot watches however are not necessarily the most expensive or the one with the most functions, but rather the ones which make reading the time…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Sep 30, 2013  
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