Committee:
Chairman - Ivor Fletcher : Vice Chairman - Jan Sime : Secretary -Jan Sime : Treasurer -Juanita Smith


Representatives:
HTL - Gordon Browne : Bill Voss - Dennis Bird : Postals - Jan Sime : F3B - Michelle Goodrum : F3J - Herman Weber : F3K - Juanita Smith : 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 May 2015

Highveld Thermal League # 2 - GEMS - 17th May 2015

The second HTL event was held at the East Rand Polo Club fields on Sunday 17th May. Although the entry numbers were low we did see new faces, which for me is encouraging. The wind blew 5 - 8 knots the whole day and made for some interesting flying conditions.
Commiseration's to Gordon who blew up his Explorer on launch and Shaun who blew up one a Spirit on launch and lost another model in the corn fields.
Congrats to Ian Sime on his first HTL win - I hope this inspires him to new heights.

Overall Results


Landing Results


2015 Gliding Nationals

The SA model gliding Nationals took place over the May Day week end 1, 2 & 3 May.
The format this year was changed to have single disciplines dedicated to a day, as opposed to the older format of mixed disciplines. This was done to accomodate pilots that only fly one or two disciplines, not having to be present the whole week end.

Friday the 1st - wind prediction was downwind till 11h00, so it was agreed to hold the AGM in the morning and wait for the wind direction to change.

At 11h00 F3J open duration off 150m winch lines commenced and by 15h00 6 rounds with one discard were flown

F3J Results below

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F3J landing results

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On Saturday the 2nd May F5J (electric open duration) and 2M (2 meter wingspan maximum, unlimited control surfaces flown off winch) classes were flown and after 6 rounds of each class the results were as follows

2M Result

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  2M Landing Result

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F5J Result

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F5J Landing Result

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On Sunday the 3rd May 10 rounds of F3K hand launch class were flown

F3K Result

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The Victor Ludorum is decided from the combined results of all classes flown by a particular pilot

VL Result

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Congratulations to all the winners and to those that made the effort to come out and compete. There were many new faces and I hope this renewed interest in the nationals will breath new life into model gliding in South Africa.

20 April 2015

F3K League 19-04-2015

Hi All

Herewith scores for yesterday's comp. Very windy conditions, it was not an easy comp!!! Thanks to all that attended, and helped!




09 March 2015

F3J 2015 Team Qualifier 1 - 8th March 2015 - GEMS

The first F3J team qualifier was held in Bapsfontein in Gauteng near Johannesburg.
8 pilots entered and competed in clear weather with wind gusting up to 15 kmh.
Thermals were plentiful and on occasion elusive, catching out some of the big guns.
Big thanks to all those that came out to play.
Next qualifier is the thermal Nationals over the Mayday weekend.

Summary of results

Landing Summary




02 March 2015