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Home Latest News Seawind The DOOR!!!
The DOOR!!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arthur D Piercy   
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 02:00

Today was an exciting day for all. We finally cut the DOOR into the aircraft.

The aircraft has been in the country for a long time and I have never had the pleasure of sitting in my own aircraft. Well that changed today! Owen and his team have spent the last few days preparing for this momentous occasion. The left side or is that the starboard side, of the aircraft needed redesigning. We needed to cut through the longeron in order to have a door that will make the aircraft accessible.


There has been many hours of debate regarding this door but Owen finally came up with the numbers on how to strengthen the side and still be able to cut the door. It was nerve racking as there was no turning back now. We all held our breath as Owen used the jigsaw to cut out the door panel.

I couldn't wait to get into the aircraft. The seats were placed into position. I transferred albeit very awkwardly onto the uncompleted seat. It will take some serious practice to find out where I need to push and pull to get in and out without looking like I am struggling.

Once in it was emotional.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 January 2011 06:08


Extracts from a testimonial recieved from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

"I would like to thank Arthur Piercy for inspiring us. We need to always have driven and positive human beings like him, who don't constantly dwell on the ills of the past but on the possibilties of the future" (Zola)

"To me the important points that he made were that one's life is very important and it is that indiviual's responsibility to take care of it no matter what; and that determination can conquerany obstacle" (David)

"I was humbled by his humility, determination and passion for life. Nothing can and will stand in his way and I admire it about him. He just opened my eyes to the fact that if you want to you can, all you need is determination" (Ntombi) 

"Indeed your response to a life changing circumstance certainly places you in a special class, somewhere above the rest of us. But your incredible sense of humour, your humaness - those form the bridge that allows ordinary human beings to rub shoulders with you and face their own, smaller situations, encouraged. Thank you for that." Nadia Coetzee : Director: Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services.

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