Aviation Dimension, one of the first true on-line aviation
magazines, aviation portal and aviation image gallery. I started
AvDim with the idea of supporting
military and civilian aviation enthusiasts with access to some
of the world’s best air to air images and thus was founded on
the artwork of many talented photographers. These aviation images and prints,
together with accompanying articles have created what today is
a well known free aviation resource for enthusiasts
world-wide. AvDim has written, produced and supplied media to
internationally acclaimed publications in the league of
Airliners Magazine and Air International. The photographic talents
of Gerard Griessel as the primary Aviation Dimension
photographer, allows us to bring you a pictorial view and a
celebration of aviation like no magazine has ever done before.
Some time ago,
the idea flourished inside one highly confused but creative
head and slowly but surely started gaining momentum and shape.
The concept was to share our enthusiasm, to share aviation
world-wide, yet at the same time be able to offer a
continuously developing and dynamic source of media to the
aviation community. There is a lack of international media
availability in many developing countries and AvDim is set to
breach the gap.
entertainment, Aviation Dimension (AvDim) also known on the web
as www.aviationdimension.com or
www.aviationdimension.co.za does not only offer the magazine
(site) with its images and article functions to the public and
commercial sectors but also offers many corporate, personal
and commercial services to existing and prospective clients.
Dimension we have always harbored a love for military
aviation, especially in the fighter aircraft world. With
direct ties to the South African Air Force and agreements with
other air forces, we are able to bring you the world of
military aviation with imagery unrivalled except by a precious
few and it is with pride that these images are shown. Our
library is however growing every day and now contains many
international images as well as seeing AvDim increasing its
authority as a mouth piece for large air pageants and other
The photography, which includes SAAF types and other types from
all over the world, is unique and possibly the biggest air to
air gallery in many respects and we hope that we are giving
the viewer and memento seeker the opportunity to add good
quality memories to their collections. We also wanted to
supply the aviation world with functions, which offered an
electronic connection to various links/ organizations/
suppliers as well as an electronic “phonebook” and contact
The AvDim Site pledges to remain
free for all and offers:
News and Articles
Classifieds and much more!
To the industry we offer:
Graphic Design Services
Web Design and Hosting
General Photography and much
Join our aviation loving family
from all over the globe. It's free, it's about friendship,
it's about sharing aviation world-wide. It's about you.
A little history and personal profile...
Message from Andrea Serra, The Founder
I wanted to
create a resource, which would allow me to share the beauty of
military aviation with the viewer as well as do justice to a
great institution “The South African Air Force”. My
contribution does not reflect individuals but rather the
system. That source has grown into a very authoritative mouth
piece of both civilian and military aviation covering many
facets of the industry.
The world of military aviation holds
many wonderful adventures for those who venture into it. It is
often difficult to get hold of accurate and trusted aviation
media which is unbiased and accurate let alone handling SAAF
types in action. Quite often one is not able to source
reliable aviation information easily and it was my intention
to allow Aviation Dimension to grow into one of the first true
free on-line magazines other than just a news site. During my
time as a military pilot I have had the privilege of being
part of many of these adventures.
I have had the privilege of
flying some truly awesome machines from venerable World War
Two era trainers to the most modern fighters and historic
beasts such as the Boeing 707. Being part of the military and
commercial world has allowed me to meet a multitude of
interesting people. One of my pet loves lies with fighter
aircraft and this on-line magazine will no doubt always carry
much information in this regard. I hope that you will visit us
regularly as well as offer input to help us give you what you
To all of you out there, my friends in the USAF,
fellow fighter pilots and people such as a person that I
respect very much, “Tyrant”, I hope that you truly enjoy this
site. Check 6!
Message from Gerard Griessel, Webmaster and Chief Photographer
Coming from a very simple background, I have been involved in Aviation Photography since a very early age, which came part of a general love and passion for aviation, and my interest in the field was nursed by the best father in the world, as well as other people such as Frank Du Plessis, who's general guidance ensured that I inevitably became part of the industry.
I was privileged enough to become part of Aviation Dimension early in 2005, when founder, Andrea Serra invited me to join the ranks of the many talented photographers that have published their work on the web site. I have since then visited many air shows representing Aviation Dimension, which has taken me to every corner of the country.
When a change in structure took place in late 2006, I was offered the position of content manager of Aviation Dimension, and later the My Dimension Media group, an opportunity which no self-respecting aviation enthusiast could turn down.
Since then, we have watched Aviation Dimension grow into the Southern Hemisphere's most popular online aviation image gallery and magazine, and I feel very proud to be part of such an amazing endeavor.