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


HTL - Gordon Browne : Bill Vos Memorial - Dennis Bird : Postals - Jan Sime : F3B - Nigel Wilkinson/Jan Sime : F3J - Ian Sime : F3K - Brett Lewis : F5J - Mike Vos : 2 Meter/New Commers - We need a rep please :
Slope - Izak Theron(Gauteng) Rus Conradt (KZN) Kevin Farr(WC) : Scale/Cross Country/GPS Racing - Chris Adrian

Calendar: Jan Sime & Gordon Browne

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.