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 storm damage, and the parking area will get a few shaded parking spots soon, but the MOST exciting news is the NEXT SOLO PARTY! Please diarise 11 April 2014 at 6pm. Telani and Jason will attempt to live up to Dave Bond’s legendary SOLO PARTIES, so it will be worth the effort to witness the goings on. The bar will be open, and braai packs will be available for purchase. Please let us know if you want a braai pack, and how many, in good time, for planning purposes. We are pilots, not psychics.

The next SAFETY MEETING is on 16 April 2014 at 18:00 SAST. It is COMPULSORY for all student pilots, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all active club pilots to attend.

The SPOT LANDING / SHORT FIELD LANDING and PRE-FLIGHT COMPETITON is scheduled for 11 May 2014. Visit (video created by club member Adam Winter – thankyou for all your work!), to see the challenge Pietermaritzburg Aero Club is sending out to other flying schools and pilots in the Province, and maybe even a bit beyond… So we need YOU to show howthe REAL PILOTS of PIETERMARITZBURG put the other nyafu-nyafu schools and pilots to shame. There will be trophies and prizes up for grabs. Due to the nature of the competition, spectators will be allowed up close and personal to the runway. Terms and Conditions will apply. The day will be a fun outing for the family, food and drinks will be for sale at the club, and braai fires will be lit for those who don’t want the fun to end.

Please let Julie know on if you will be taking part in the competition.

We may need to host visiting pilots (the 8 hour rule), so please also let Julie know if you would be willing to host out-of-town visitors.

As Aye,

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