President’s Trophy Air Race


The 2022 Edition of the PTAR to be held 20th & 21st of May 2022 at New Tempe, Bloemfontein, Entries are open, see panel to the Right. Keep a look-out for email communication on the run-up to the event. If you have any queries, contact

To Enter: please go to this link –

The fees are as follows:

  • Entry Fee R 5 000  (This amount can be paid into the SAPFA bank account) 
  • FAI licence R 350 per crew member (Also can be purchased on line on the Aero Club Bluebox payment system)
  • If neither of the crew are SAPFA members then the total fee per crew is R 2640. If preferred, this total amount can be paid to SAPFA, SAPFA will apportion to Aero Club the membership fees.

Accommodation – Options for Accommodation.

  • Monte Christo Country Lodge, 16 Du Preez St, Spitskop Small Holdings, Bloemfontein, 6 km from New Tempe
  • Pepper Tree Venue & Guesthouse Plot 5 Kenilworth, 1 km from New Tempe
  • Suikerbossie Guesthouse, Woodland Hills Blvd, Groenvlei, 3 km from New Tempe
  • A Little Guesthouse, 15 Van Blerk Ave, Groenvlei, 3 km from New Tempe
  • Anta Boga Hotel, 8 Stapelberg St, Brandwag, 9 km from New Tempe

Car rental options Bloemfontein .  (Location – Bram Fischer Airport)

AVIS      Open  Weekdays 07h00 – 18h00, Sat 08h00 – 12h00, Sun Closed
Tel  051 433 2331

EUROPCAR         Open Weekdays 07h00 – 19h00 ,  Sat 10h00 -16h00 and Sun 12h00 – 19h00
Tel  086 113 1000  or Email

BUDGET              Open  Weekdays 08h00 – 18h00, Sat 08h00-12h00, Sun Closed
Tel  051 433 2331

FIRST CAR           Open Weekdays 08h00 – 18h30, Sat 09h00 – 14h00, Sun 11h00 – 18h30
Tel  051 001 1012

HERTZ                 Open Weekdays 07h00 – 19h30, Sat 08h00 -13h00  Sun Closed
Tel  086 160 0136  

Other Branches

AVIS,   50 Nelson Mandela drive, Tel  051 409 9700
Open Weekdays 08h00-17h00, Sat 08h00 – 12h00, Sun closed

EUROPCAR,   123 President Bosshoff Str,  Sasol Technikon(CUT), Tel  051 448 4530
Open Weekdays  08h00-17h00, Sat 08h00-17h00, Sun 0800-15h00



Many thanks for our sponsors supporting the PTAR so far:, Francois de Jager & Heinrich Slabber from Holborn Assets, as well as Aircraft Finance Corporation, as well as many of the local support companies based in Bloemfontein.

Gala Dinner event – To be held at the Windmill Casino – Bloemfontein

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Briefing Notes and New Tempe Reporting Points – to follow

      Frequencies to use:

 Overall Results  

Final Results

Handicap Results

Accuracy Results


 Trophy – List of Awards