2014 President's Trophy Air Race

The 2014 President's Trophy was held at Gariep Dam from 29 to 31 May 2014.

Final Results attached below

Watch this space for more announcements.
Briefing Notes

The briefing notes have been emailed to all participants who have listed email addresses in their entry form. A copy is attached below.

Provisional Handicaps

Attached below

Provisional Program

Thursday 29 May , arrival by 12:00
Registration, Scrutineering , Refuelling etc
Briefing 17:30
Spit Braai , Live Music there after @ Beer Tent

Friday 30 May
Breakfast @ airfield from 06:30
Briefing 08:30
First Take off from 10:00
Briefing @ 17:00 (earlier)
Dinner , Music @ airfield
Saturday 31 May
Breakfast from 06:30,
Briefing 08:30
Take off 10:00
Gala Dinner @ Forever Resort 19:00 - 19:30
Sunday 1 June
Breakfast from 06:30
Depart at leisure.

Accepted Entries
A list of entries that have been accepted can be found HERE. Please note that it takes a few days for us to confirm the membership details, deposit and compliance with the rules so if you have entered and your name does not appear, give us a few days. A list of received entries that have defects will be published at the end of the week.

Entry Forms
New Entrants - Click here to apply for an entry form. Please note the pilot needs 200 hrs PIC to be eligible to fly in the race (or 100hrs PIC if the navigator is a licensed pilot.

2013 Entrants - If you entered last year you will receive an email with a link to your personal entry form. This link will be emailed by 4 March. Please check the information before submitting. Contact us if you do not receive the link by 5 March 2014.

21st World Precision Flying Championships - 2013

The daily team manager reports are added below.

The South African Precision Flying Team is taking part in the 21st World Precision Flying Championships in Bautzen, Germany.

The SA Precision Team for 2013 was selected from the contestants of a series of pre-determined rallies that were held over the last 12 months. All of the team members have flown at world competition level in the past, either as navigators, precision or rally pilots.

2013 President's Trophy Air Race


By Athol Frans
It is always great when a well-managed plan comes together even if the venue for the PTAR was far away from the traditional hub of South African aviation in the picturesque town of Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. The club members of this small but vibrant flying club can be proud of the splendid organisation, quality of food, superb gala awards dinner and friendly atmosphere we the visitors experienced in Oudtshoorn. The total distance flown on day one was 284.17 nm and on day two was 288.16 nm. The overall results have been published (see link below). The first three overall results are:

Grand Central Fun Rally - 6 October 2012


Superior Pilot Services hosted the annual Grand Central Rally on 6 October, and as always it was a great hit with the pilots and navigators who took part. Superior Pilot Services organise fly-in breakfasts once a month, and fly-aways every few months, as well as the annual Fun Rally. This rally is unique in that a number of their student pilots participate, providing these new pilots with a set of safety skills, habits and attitudes that are not normally taught during traditional pilot training.

Nylstroom Tail Draggers Fun Rally - 21 July 2012

The Nylstroom fun rally was combined with the Tail Draggers fly-in, 2012 at Modimolle airfield. A chilly 4°C start to the morning didn’t deter the early risers with a total of 14 competitors signing up for the challenge (5 Cessna 172’s, 3 Cessna 210’s, a Jora, a Qualt and an RV7 to mention a few). With breakfast, registration and the safety briefing
completed, it was time to put their skills to the test.