Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

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Dave
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Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by Dave » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:45 am

Whisper Convention 2009

The presence of all Whispers is requested for a Gathering of the Clan :D

The Cradle of Whisperkind at Paradise Beach shall be the venue S34° 06' 10" E24° 52' 58
On Thursday & Friday, where workers, builders and pilots will toi-toi, eat and be merry :mrgreen:

Monday 27 April 2009 to Sunday 3 May 2009
Monday is Freedom Day, Friday is Workers Day

• April / May offers the most favourable VFR flight conditions in the Eastern Cape, before winter sets in
• 3 Days leave gives a weeks' worth of possibilities, with a Grande Finale on Friday
• The weekend offers a 2-day weather window to return
• The only other airshow clash is Loskop, at Groblersdal on 1 May
EAA (at Bethlehem) and Margate are on 13 and 27 June respectively

Monday to Wednesday, arrive, settle in, local flying

Depending on the weather, and other foibles
Thursday
Briefing
Av talk, ATC
Fly to Knysna / Plett for lunch :D
Practice formation flight
Evening av talk, Met

Friday
Briefing
Av talk Safety / survival
Formation flight :D Imagine 15 Whispers along the Garden Route - you want to be up there !!!
Lunch
Dead stick landing competition
Beach braai & awards

Sat / Sun Return

The date is fixed, so start planning - everything else is open for suggestions
Airfield real estate & basic facilities will be available for campers
More specific details to follow
Please communicate through the Forum so we're all on the same page

Cheers
Dave

Remember:- All Whispers .....

albert
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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by albert » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:58 pm

Hi Dave

Excellent idea

Yes the new ZU-JWN will be there, looking forward meeting all fellow Whisper owners.

Albert Willemse

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PeterB
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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by PeterB » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:47 am

Hi Dave,

The idea of a "Whisper Fly In" is awesome.

We were talking last year of a trip to Namibia around the same time.

How about a trip to Walvis Bay direct from all our own destinations and then return via Paradise Beach and then home (Say a week)

just a thought :idea:

Peter

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by ollie » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:40 pm

Pete,
You will never find Walvis Bay never mind spell it on the insurance form!!!
Count me in if I can only sort out these landings and take-offs!!!!
The Zimer Kid

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by jamie mundell » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:36 pm

Great idea, count GZZ in and as for the trip to SWA I will be doing that within the next 24 months. Keep us up to date Jamie mundell

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by AndrewB » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:03 am

I'm keen if EYU ever gets finished .... but there is a very strong possibility of me taking delivery next week! :D

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by Johan Nortje » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:19 pm

I am in. ZU EID wanted to fly to Paradize Beach long time ago, but the date (during December) was out, due to family stuff.

I will put in leave for the three days, it will be a good idea to held the flyin during one of the two weekends ( 1-3 May will fit me)

Cheers
Johan

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by Dave » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:06 am

Hi Guys

Thanks for all the replies & emails; we're gaining momentum and everything's on track.
If you have ideas and suggestions, please speak up.

Those wanting to add in Namibia, please contact The Bain Man.
It looks like it'll be timed to merge with Paradise Beach around Tuesday/Wednesday
PeterB, how's about a thread dedicated to Namibia?

Cheers
Dave

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:43 am

Hi Dave
I like your idea very much so not keen to capsize anything but check out my post:
Whispering in Namibia

http://www.whisperaircraft.com/forum/ph ... ?f=4&t=500

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Re: Whisper Gathering & Fly-In

Post by whisper » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:07 pm

16 whispers currently flying. By May I reckon it will be closer to 20. Here's hoping all 20 can be at FAPX :D :D :D

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