Committee:
Chairman - Herman Weber : Vice Chairman - Piet Boer : Secretary - Craig Goodrum : Treasurer -Juanita Smith


Representatives:
HTL - Gordon Browne : Bill Voss - Dennis Bird : Postals - Jan Sime : F3B - Jochen Schmidt & Nigel Wilkinson : F3J - Herman Weber : F3K - Juanita Smith & Blake Dormer : F5J - Ivan Williams : 2 Meter/New Commers - Rudi King : Slope - Izak Theron (Gauteng) Kevin Farr (WC) Rus Conradt (KZN) : Cross Country - Paul Carnall


Proficiency Badges: Juanita Smith

Calendar: Evan Shaw & Juanita Smith





18 June 2014

2014 NATIONALS RESULTS

The 2014 nationals were held in Delmas at the 2012 WC field with Africa Lawns again allowing us to use this magnificent facility. The event was held over three days 14 - 16 June 2014. In the open class 4 rounds were flown on Saturday and 4 rounds on Sunday. By 11h00 Sunday the wind had picked up as a front blew through and was constantly at 10m/s gusting 15m/s. This meant the last two rounds were flow in extreme conditions and ballast and model choice was critical.


In the F5J class the wind again proved a challenge and early leader Neil Murray was upstaged in the last two rounds as the heavier planes mastered the wind over the lighter models.

 The 2m Class saw a new junior Jens Adrian flying his first Nationals and again the challenging conditions tested the pilots. Dion Liebenberg flew a record 6 seconds on his first flight before his plane
blew up on launch.

 
Only four rounds of F3K were flown as on the Sunday the wind blew above the F3K 8m/s limit.

Monday was reserved for F3B and the wind was varied throughout the day with many cross wind and down wind launches.

The National soaring champion in this team selection cycle is the F3B class winner and Craig Goodrum  was victorious.

The Victor Ladaurom was Craig Goodrum


The AGM of the Model Gliding Association was held on Sunday 15th June and it was resolved that the current format to determine the National Soaring Champion would be overhauled by the MGA committee and circulated to the membership for approval.

A big thanks to those pilots that came out to fly and also to Juanita and Wolfgang for the assistance in organising this event


29 May 2014

NATIONAL SCHEDULE 2014

Further to posts on the Groups here is the schedule for the Gliding Nats 14,15 & 16 June 2014.
Note that this event is a qualifying F3K & F3B event for 2015.

Notice is also given of the MGA AGM to be held on Saturday afternoon 14th June.

Monday 16th is reserved exclusively for F3B, entry dependent



21 May 2014

Nationals Schedule

Hi All

Please check the posting on MGASA Groups for the schedule. Or contact any of the committee for the details.

Regards,
Juanita

16 May 2014

Glider Nationals

Hi All 

Please note the Glider Nationals will be held at Delmas between the 14th & 16th of June 2014.
Should you wish to enter, the form is on the MGA (yahoo groups). Alternately please contact Juanita, Craig or Herman for a copy.

The schedule will be posted soon, but at this stage we will be flying all disciplines between the 14 & 15th of June and F3B will be flown on the 16th.

Hope to see you all there!!!

Regards,
Juanita

12 May 2014

HTL # 2 - 11 MAY - GEMS - BAPSFONTEIN

Hi All

Below is the result from the second duration league event hosted by GEMS on Sunday 11th May.
With a weather front blowing thru it was an interesting day with many varied conditions.
Ballast options were critical and many out landings by the less experienced pilots.
The mixed format also gave less experienced pilots the opportunity to have experienced campaigners calling for them. I hope you all enjoyed  the format and look forward to feedback for future events.


14 April 2014

F5J LEAGUE 2 - 12 APRIL 2014 - SILVERTON GLIDING CLUB

Report and result as posted by Ivan Williams



13 April 2014

F3K 13-04-2014

Results for today's comp :