Committee:

Chairman - Jan Sime : Vice Chairman - Gordon Browne : Secretary -Caretaken by Jan Sime & Gordon Browne : Treasurer - Juanita Smith

Representatives:

HTL - Gordon Browne : Bill Voss - Dennis Bird : Postals - Jan Sime : F3B - Juanita Smith : F3J - Ian Sime : F3K - Juanita Smith/Shaun Mileson : F5J - Ivan Williams : 2 Meter/New Commers - Shaun Mileson : Slope - Izak Theron (Gauteng) Kevin Farr (WC) Rus Conradt (KZN) : Cross Country - Chris Adrian

Proficiency Badges: Juanita Smith

Calendar: Juanita Smith / Jan Sime & Gordon Browne


23 January 2009

Current SA Records & Holders

Current SA Records & Holders

  • Thermal Duration 3h 15m 30s Martyn Pullinger (ETB) 11 Mar 1995
  • Outright Duration 13h 59m 25s Andy Anderson /John Lightfoot (SSC) 10 Jan 1983
  • Straight Line Distance 31,0 km Chris Adrian (SGC) Jan 1998
  • Cross Country Circuit 44,5 km Charles Rudnick (PRF) 10 Dec 1985
  • Speed 231,7 km/h Chris Adrian (SGC) September 1996
  • F3B Distance 34 laps Craig Goodrum August 2009, F3B World Championships (Czech Republic)
  • F3B Speed 14.2s Michelle Goodrum August 2009, F3B World Championships (Czech Republic)

Postals Rules < 1999

  • Individual Quarter (max 2760) 2706 Derek Marusish (RMAC) 1987
  • Individual Year (max 8280) 7835 Derek Marusish (RMAC) 1987
  • Club Quarter (max 8280) 7806 White Hills RF May 1992
  • Club Year (max 24840) 23081 White Hills RF 1992


Postals Rules < 2008

  • Individual quarter (max 2300) 2294 Craig Goodrum (MMS) Nov 2008
  • Individual Year (max 6900) 6870 Craig Goodrum (MMS) Nov 2008
  • Club Quarter (max 6900) 6811 Silverton Gliding Club Aug 2001
  • Club Year (max 20700 - top 3 pilots per club) 20238 Silverton Gliding Club 2001


Postals Rules < 2010

  • Club Year (top 4 pilots per club) 26,712 Midrand Model Soarers 2008

Flights of Historical or Special Interest
  • First ever flight using radio control Glider off Wasserkuppe (Germany) 1st June 1936
  • First flight using radio control in South Africa Glider flown by Henry Rieder off Hout Bay beach 30th July 1939


World (and SA) Duration Record
  • Slope duration: Geoff Brooke-Smith flew a glider for 11hr 32min off the southeast slope of Tygerberg, W Cape 1966
  • Longest thermal flight from a hand launch: Andrew Lightfoot (SSC) flew an HLG Sunbird for 2hr 10min on Rondebosch Common 25th March 1990
  • Electric Distance — 7-cell: Ian Sullivan (ETB) flew 9,1 km 23rd February 1992
  • Electric Distance — 8-cell: Chris Adrian (KRG) flew 14,2 km 18th October 1992
  • F5 Open (Radipo Controlled Flight): Airplane: Electrical Motor Rechargeable Sources: Distance in a Straight Line: 21 February 2009, Piet Rheeders, 35.1 km
  • Solar Distance: Dieter Eberbach (ETB) flew 8,7 km 18th October 1992
  • Multiple Circuits of a Cross Country Course: Chris Adrian (SGC) flew twice round a 20,8 km course to give a distance of 41,6 km near Ladybrand, February 2002
  • Simultaneous Launch: 31 Zagis was successfully launched at the Black Eagle Slope Weekend near Ladybrand 13th September 2003, orchestrated by Evan Shaw

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