Chapter 322 Teddy Build : October 2014

Oct
18

We had a great build on 11th October on the wings. Today, 18th October, another slow, but good day at Krugersdorp. Thanks for the fantastic team work and the great company everyone !
Special thanks to Eugene for the 'ride', as per pic taken from my seat.
11th Oct - Nico, Derek, Mike, Ivor, Karl and Eugene.
18th Oct - Kevin, Neville, Hayley, Karl, Eugene, Trixie, Sid, Paul, Kevin M & gf.

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Project Cuba

Oct
14

Captain Arthur Piercy is well known in the flying world. In 1978 he qualified as a pilot in the South African Air force. In 1983 he was selected for the Mirage Course, flying at AFB Pietersburg. After graduating, he was transferred to 3 Squadron where he qualified to fly Mirage F1 CZs. In 1987 he was involved in an air to air dog fight and was hit by a missile fired by a Cuban pilot flying a MiG 23.

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Rally Flying in Poland

Oct
05
The Navigation Rally Flying World Championship happens every two years and is hosted by one of the participating nations. This time Poland hosted the 19th World Championship in the town of Torun some 200 km north west of Warsaw. The crews chosen to represent team SA were Frank & Cally Eckard, Adrian Pilling & Mary de Klerk, Hans Schwebel & Ron Stirk with the newbies Rob Jonkers & Martin Meyer. Jacques Jacobs was chosen as the Team Manager with Arddyn Moolman as International Judge. Unfortunately, Adrian & Mary unfortunately had to withdraw, leaving only three crews to represent SA.
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Density Altitude

Oct
05

Summer is thankfully approaching and with it higher ambient temperatures. Although density altitude is not a common subject for ‘hangar flying’ discussions, pilots need to understand this topic. Density altitude has a significant (and inescapable) influence on aircraft and engine performance, so a pilot needs to thoroughly understand its effects. Hot, high, and humid weather conditions can cause a routine takeoff or landing to become an accident in less time than it takes to tell about it.

Adapted from an FAA document on Density Altitude

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Ex Chapter 322 Pietenpol

Oct
01

The PBHS Aeronautical Society is making steady progress on the Pietenpol static restoration which EAA kindly donated to the school. We secured some sponsorship and so are trying to do most of the work with proper materials. Some of the centre sections seem to have gone astray (or were never made?) and so we are having to make those. We started fabric work a few weeks back, which the lads are enjoying - many have taken to the basic techniques very quickly. Watching boys doing something practical is very rewarding - many of them have, I’m sure, never handled any type of tools.

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