CONTACT! September 2015

In this issue...

  • An EAA Inspired Adventure
  • Rand Airshow
  • EAA Convention: Margate
  • EAA Convention: Awards
  • Meritorious Awards
  • EAA Convention Safety Report
  • Crosswinds Fly-in
  • EAA Sun n Fun Brits
  • EAA Airmail
  • Wanted / For Sale

Where's Woldow - Going Solo


I trust you are all well and busy. My apologies for not keeping in better touch, but work and travel has kept us very busy this summer.
As a proud father, I wanted to send this out. Our son, Allan, soloed yesterday. Big day for him as not everyone gets their first solo in a Boeing. A little less than 15 hours with a brave instructor (Rick Cunningham) Several of us, including Chad were out to celebrate.
Take care, and say hi to the gang.

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 Making ribs in a freezing workshop
Nick Comper was an RAF officer who went on design a series of light aircraft and set up the Comper Aircraft Company. Of his designs (Kite, Mouse, Streak, Swift) only the CLA-7 Swift (first flown in 1930) went into production and 34 were built between 1930 and 1933 before the company went into insolvency. By the standards of the time, this made the Swift one of the more successful British light aircraft of the period...
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So there I was ...

Photo by Willie Bodenstein

So there I was one afternoon, at the Good Hope Flying Club, DF Malan Airport (as it was then), minding my own business, when this new PPL walks in. “I’ve never spun an aircraft without an instructor,” he says. Well, I’m not an instructor, never been brave enough or clever enough for that, but I’m quite a hotshot PPL – couple of hundred hours, open rating on singles, taildragger rating, twin rating, safety pilot rating. Oh yes, club chairman as well, so I’m sort of responsible too.

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Nylstroom Vliegklub/EAA Taildraggers Fly-in


By Friday evening 17 July, 28 aircraft had arrived at Nylstroom airfield for the annual Nylstroom Vliegklub/EAA Taildraggers fly-in. Our hosts welcomed us to a beautifully manicured airfield, fortunately with no burnt grass as in previous years. It was great meeting up with friends of old again and meeting new ones, with much frosted neck oilers being the order of the evening, coupled with outstanding quality braai packs, soups, salads, pap en sous, etc. There was a lot of catching up until late around the braai fires.

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