by Mary de Klerk
The first ever ANR was held on the 8th August 2015 in Brits.
Air Navigation Racing (ANR) is a recently developed aviation discipline introduced to attract more aviators into the sport that is positioned somewhere between Rally Flying and Air Racing. It has been accepted by GAC (General Aviation Commission) as a recognised sport and falls under the auspices of FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) It is probably the newest most exciting International aviation competition discipline for many reasons. SAPFA (South African Power Flying Association) under the guidance of its Chairman, Frank Eckard, has ventured to introduce the very first event into South African skies.
The SAPFA Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 1st August 2015 at 14h00.
The following committee was nominated.
|Frank Eckard||Gauteng and Mpumalanga|
|Jonty Esser||Gauteng and Mpumalanga|
|Mauritz du Plessis||Western Cape Province|
|Sandi Goddard||Gauteng and Mpumalanga|
|Arddyn Moolman||Gauteng and Mpumalanga|
|Cate Juselius||Kwa-Zulu Natal|
|Hans Schwebel||North West Province and Limpopo Province|
|Mary de Klerk||Gauteng and Mpumalanga|
|Robbie Myburg||Gauteng and Mpumalanga|
|Ron Stirk||North West Province and Limpopo Province|
|Walter Walle||Free State and Northern Cape Province|
|Hans Potgeiter||Western Cape Province|
|Robin Spencer Scarr||Seconded|
By Willie Bodenstein photos by Stephan Rossouw published with permission from Pilots Post
The President's Trophy Air Race (PTAR), one of the most prestigious and longest running air races in the world, is run annually at the end of May each year. The PTAR is probably the South African aviation event with the largest number of competitors. It has been attracting approximately 100 crews over the past few years.