April 2016

We say farewell to Geoff Henschel formerly from Bloemfontein who died suddenly on the 24th April 2016 of a heart attack in Melbourne, Australia.

He was a past committee member and  chairman of SAPFA and represented South Africa many times in International Rally and Precision Flying Competitions.

Rest in peace our friend and gentleman of the skies.


By Cally Eckard

The rally championships were hotly contested this year, with the prize being a place in the South African team to represent the country in the World Rally Championships in Portugal in September.

Six teams of two competed in Brits in April, in three world-class competitions.  The routes were set by three of the teams, being Frank and Cally Eckard on Friday, Rob Jonkers and Martin Meyer on Saturday, and Jonty Esser and Sandi Goddard on Sunday.  This meant an unfair advantage for the teams who did not organise routes, so the results had to be manipulated in order to obtain a fair score.

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