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The Wright Brothers by David McCullogh

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In the corner of the Club pub is a picture of the Wright flier just off the ground at Kitty Hawk. It captures an instant of the 12 seconds of December 17th 1903, that changed the world: man flew. It’s … Continue reading

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SPOT LANDING COMPETITION

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Congratulations to Rob Beach for winning the 2015 PMB Aero club Spot landing Competition on the 2nd August. He won R800 and a “brag cup” when he earned 260 points out of a possible 300 in ZS-DKG, his trusty Tripacer. … Continue reading

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AIRVENTURES IN JULY /AUGUST 2015

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“ First rise….second rise…..neutralize” John Campbell and Kate Bastard… Grizzly bears, log cabins, snow- capped mountains and glaciers extending into the sea. One hears about this – we were lucky enough to do it. After 25 hours in various commercial … Continue reading

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Flying Rates wef 01-07-2015

SOLO                     DUAL              LANDING FEE C150            R1260.00            R1624.80            R  82.13 C172            R1650.00             R2014.80            R105.20 AVGAS        R17.70 / l              JET A1           R11.70 / l

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Instructor’s Corner: Minima’s, 200ft to go

All instrument rated pilots will be, or should be very aware of the published minimas for any given approach and will of course know that one cannot descend below this altitude without the prescribed visual contact with the airfield. While … Continue reading

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Instructor’s Corner: Safety Meeting and other useful stuff…

We have Marched into April and the days are becoming a little cooler, not much, but a little. Winter, historically brings us wonderful flying weather, let’s hope history repeats itself this year! The club house is under repair from the … Continue reading

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“from the desk of our President”

3 April 2014 Our President, Michele Cameron, has suffered a personal loss this week with the death of her brother, Mervyn Dreiman. We wish her heartfelt condolences in this difficult time. We wish Scott Sinclair a speedy recovery from his … Continue reading

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Vapour Trail…

SOLO PARTY Not to be missed – come and join in the fun and festivities! Solo party– Friday 11 April 2014 At 6.30pm FORTHCOMING EVENTS… Spot landing Competition May 11th or 18th.                                                                                 Visit the link below to view the CHALLENGE… … Continue reading

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Storm at Oribi Mon 2014/02/24

Email from Club Treasurer Martin Helberg at 21:33 Early this evening we were hit by a major thunderstorm.  Pictured in this email are; Wing tip of a C206.  This aircraft was tied down.  The ropes snapped and the aircraft turned … Continue reading

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“from the desk of our President”

Greeting Everyone, Wow, the airfield was left in a state of destruction after a storm a week ago. Briefly, the club house lost a section of the roofing resulting in water damage, guttering on the swimming pool side was ripped … Continue reading

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