AI #157 : SAAF & Hawk 120 | Mandisa Mfeka *PART 1*
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In part 1, Mandisa talks about her journey going through the SAAF that includes the application process, flying the Cessna 172, Pilatus PC-7 MkII, and finally going on to the Hawk 120 where she is currently at in her flying career.
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