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Have airplane, will cycle. This is the business of Sling (Photo: Ride24)
Have airplane, will cycle. This is the business of Sling (Photo: Ride24)

Bicycles and aeroplanes might seem like an unlikely combination, but if you look back at aviation history, the bicycle was there at the very beginning. 

Orville and Wilber Wright who built and flew the world’s first motor-operated aeroplane, funded their aviation passion thanks to the Wright Cycle company, which manufactured its own brand of bicycles.

South African aeroplane manufacturer, Sling Aircraft, is following a similar path, albeit the other way around. After building 100s of light aircraft and exporting them to every corner of the globe over the last decade, they will now be adding a titanium bicycle to their portfolio.

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