Once again the Aero Club has been hard busy at work on behalf of our members, they have asked me to pass this on to you.
As you know, aircraft owners are obliged to carry third party insurance as prescribed in terms of The Civil Aviation Act No 13 of 2009.
The Aeroclub has negotiated good rates for this insurance on behalf of its members who own aircraft in the following categories:
1. Aircraft eligible for NTCA Classification in the following groups:
a) Amateur built aircraft including Fixed and Rotary Wing, Motorised Gliders,
b) Production Built Aircraft
c) Limited Aircraft
d) Veteran Aircraft
2. Light Aircraft with an all up mass not exceeding 600kg, including
b) Light sport aircraft,
3. Hang Gliders and Paragliders.
The act does not prescribe the value to be insured. DJA will quote for cover of either R500’000.00 or R1 million as specified by the member.
Some comprehensive hull insurance policies include a third party component, so if you carry hull insurance check this first before taking out additional third party cover.
The Aero Club of South Africa
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by Rob Jonkers (photos by Willie Bodenstein)
The South African Power Flying Association (SAPFA) together with the Krugersdorp Flying Club organised an extremely successful Navigation Fun Rally on Saturday 15th October 2016. Under the Stewardship of SAPFA’s Frank Eckard who planned & plotted the course, a total of 12 entrants were able to partake in the fun rally.
Secunda Flying Club Fun Rally 2016
By Rob Jonkers and Willie Bodenstein
Source and pictures found at http://www.pilotspost.co.za/arn0001076
The South African Power Flying Association (SAPFA) together with the Secunda Flying Club organised an extremely successful Navigation Fun Rally on Saturday 1st October 2016.
Jonty Esser and Christoff Le Grange
The Club's hard work and dedication set the standard for all other rallies to follow. Under the Stewardship of SAPFA's Jonty Esser who planned & plotted the course and training activities and together with Chistoff le Grange, the club's Chairman, a total of 21 entrants were able to partake in the rally.
Early morning low level fog
If it were not for the early morning low level fog, there may have been more, as some aircraft had to turn back and wait it out, and some stayed at home. Inevitably, the planned 7 am briefing had to be delayed.
Ricardo de Bonis from Krugersdorp
Mike Brown from Vereeniging…………Karl Jensen from Fly In Estates
Archie Kemp from Vereeniging
The Secunda club invited other clubs in the region to partake as well with a best club prize also up for grabs. A number of EAA Chapter 322 flyers also attended for the scrumptious breakfast laid on by the club.
Participants getting down to serious business
Jonty arranged for a training session for all those who could attend on the Friday evening, so as to give guidance on how to plot and fly a rally.
by Rob Jonkers
The World Rally Flying Championship happens every two years and is hosted by one of the participating nations. This year Portugal hosted the 20th FAI World Rally Flying Championships in the coastal town of Santa Cruz some 50 km north of Lisbon.
This year, 52 crews from 18 nations participated, where South Africa was the only Southern Hemisphere team to take part. Team SA was represented by 4 crews in the Advanced Class: Frank & Cally Eckard, Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk, Thys vd Merwe & Mary de Klerk, Rob Jonkers and Martin Meyer. Arddyn Moolman & Jacques Jacobs were included as International Judges.
Our team’s arrival was Monday the 29th August. A full week before the championship, team SA are normally the first to arrive, as we need the most exposure to the European conditions and terrain as well as aircraft familiarization, as we need to hire local aircraft. By Tuesday late morning we had our aircraft allotted, a Spanish C172 EC-KGG and a Portuguese C150 CS-EBD, and could get airborne in the afternoon for a short recce navigation flight.
Hoedspruit Fun Rally
By Cally Eckard
Wynand Uys from Hoedspruit Flying Club, has been in communication with Frank Eckard for three years, arranging this event, and finally the weather and dates coincided. Eleven teams registered, two of them from Tzaneen and one from Krugersdorp. The remainder were resident pilots, and it is clear from the good results that Wynand’s training in rally flying has stood them in good stead. Other clubs holding rallies should watch out when one of these teams compete.