November 2020

Springs Season Finale Speed Navigation Rally – 28 Nov 2020

By Rob Jonkers

Photos by Willie Bodenstein, Rob Jonkers and Mary de Klerk

The South African Power Flying Association (SAPFA) together with our main sponsor Aircraft Unlimited, organised the 2020 season finale Speed Navigation Rally on Saturday 28th November 2020.

Although strictly not planned to have been the end of the 2nd season, 2020 being a year what it is, with reduced events, we decided to review the events and shorten the 6 per season to 4, so season 2 started and ended at Springsin order that season 3 would start and end in 2021.

For the overall season, scoring the best of 3 events would count towards the season’s results.

Ivan van der Schaar in the Aircraft Unlimited branded Boeing Stearman celebrated the event with a brief display

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The SAPFA Landing Nationals – 7 November 2020

By Rob Jonkers. Photos by Jaco Pitout

SAPFA holds a Landing National Championships on a yearly basis and this year it was scheduled to take place at Stellenbosch, on this same day as part of the start of the World Rally Flying Championships. Sadly, as reported earlier in the year, this had to be postponed to 2021 in the same time frame. At least we have been able to redirect the original plan to hold the championships up here on the reef and Brakpan was chosen as the venue. 

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