Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby albert » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:41 pm

Albert ........... very happy chap :D :D :D done 29 hours on new JAB ENGINE +- 4 hrs with no Jab engine.(loooong wiiiings)

Whisper ZU JWN was grounded on the 31st of Jan till end of March, hopefully she would fly again if her pilot recovers from his back opp(makeover)

Yes Peter I am alive and will hopefully be at Gariep if all is ok

Battlefields will be a nice 5 to 6 hours from PE, you could fly up the coast as far as the Tugela river in Northen Natal and then up the river to Battlefields
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby PeterB » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:20 pm

Albert that sounds awesome, i am so glad that things turned out good in the end :D :D

Hope you are recovering well and that your morale is high :)

Wx has been mucky for the last 2 weeks with a lot of cloud about but no rain which has been dissapointing.

Looking forward to catching up at Gariep
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby ollie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:07 pm

Congrads Albert. Good to hear from you after a long time. All being well ZU-OLY back in the air this week-end. Had its first test flight after repair but we had issues with CHT's and overall oil temp. CHT turned out to be faulty instrumentation and oil temp hopefully fixed by refitting airscoops on spinner. Hope to see all at Gariep.
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby ollie » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:24 pm

Hi,
Have Gariep details been finalised yet? Are they going to let the Whisper guys in???? More importantly are they going to let the "Bain's" guy in?????????
ZUOLY back in the air but running a bit rich. Bing carb supposed to be self adjusting so refrainiing from using big hammer at this stage.
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby Dave » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi Ollie & All...

Yes, we're in & confirmed with the airfield manager :D

Some specifics...

Fly up 24 April
Fly home 27 April

Gariep Dam airfield

Has 2 tar runways over 1000mt each :D
R50.00 per day airfield fees :D
FREE overnight hangarage for as many as we can fit in (hangars are BIG - used for 25mt wingspan sailplanes !!!) :D
There should be pure glider rides available, launched by aero tow (for a fee) :D
The chap who runs the airfield - Martin Lessle (said as Leslie) has offered us his 3 cars at very nominal rates - basically running costs only :D
There are no other car rental outlets that I know of if we need additional transport, :(
but most of the guest lodges will fetch & drop off :D
Martin has recommended the Parks Board Game Reserve & River Destiny Lodge or the local hotel for accom - I'm busy negotiating this now as block bookings, but don't know numbers yet

I want to arrange at least one nav-ex to a field / town within 150km for an away lunch and a bit of sightseeing.
The rest is up to us !!!

Cheers
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby ollie » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:40 pm

Well done that man from Natal!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
Hope to bring along some non-whisper types from Springs in Falkes and RF4 :D :D
Bains will require a nav exercise either to a wine farm; brewery or girls boarding school :twisted:
Safe flying to all
The Zimmer Kid
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:14 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Roll on
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:24 pm

Now Ollie Boy there are 2 Runways.

Last time i was there i still needed to go Off Road cos i wasnt happy with the runway :twisted: :twisted:

This is what you must look for :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby ollie » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:49 pm

See the sea but where are the two runways you talked about?????
The Zimmer Kid :(
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Re: Fly-In 2010 24-27 April

Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:29 am

just to my left underneath me Bru
left abeam :shock:
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