We say farewell to Geoff Henschel formerly from Bloemfontein who died suddenly on the 24th April 2016 of a heart attack in Melbourne, Australia.
He was a past committee member and chairman of SAPFA and represented South Africa many times in International Rally and Precision Flying Competitions.
Rest in peace our friend and gentleman of the skies.
By Alewyn Burger
27 February 2016 was a beautiful day and one of those days that if you had a flying machine you just had to get airborne! So we made the flying even more fun by having our first Fun Rally for the year. Tony Russel from SAPFA (South African Power Flying Association) as always did not disappoint and worked out a cracker of a route, the hardest one to date! 17 teams from across the Western Cape and one from the Big smoke met at 8am for a briefing on proceedings. a Safety Briefing was then held by Space du Preez our resident Chief Flight Instructor. Maps and Clue sheets were then handed out and the confusion began!
Virginia Navigation Rally 2016
Durban Wings Club hosted the annual Virginia Navigation Rally on Saturday the 5th March. While the skys were clear and sunny, a very strong wind was blowing down the coast, this challenged the competitors to slow their aircraft down while flying south and trying to get the most speed while returning up the coast.