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The summer heatwave and drought in Gauteng

Jan
31

The entire country took a serious knock with the intense heatwave and drought that still reigns in most parts of the country. At times we get a perspective from our aircraft that is not available to land-bound mortals. This view of the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 2 January 2016 shows what are normally verdant manicured lawns and gardens which are just dry bare earth.

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Energising the EAA in the Western Cape

Jan
30

On Wednesday 27 January Horace Blok and I travelled to Cape Town from Mossel Bay and JHB respectively at the behest of the EAA of SA Council to sow the seeds to revitalise the dormant Cape Town EAA Chapter 592 and also promote our 2016 EAA Convention at Mossel Bay.
We did presentations at Morning Star and Stellenbosch Flying Club in the evenings on Wednesday and Thursday. We were graciously received by both clubs and their many hospitable members. We were delighted with the warm responses and especially the enthusiasm for getting the EAA Chapter on its feet again.

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Chapter 322 - Mabalingwe Fly-away

Jan
30

It has become a tradition to have our first fly-away of the year to Mabalingwe as guests of member Clive King while he is enjoying his time-share at this enormous bushveld game reserve which nestles in the foothills of the Waterberg. Mabalingwe has a 1,200m tarred runway that doubles as the entry road to the park. It is always necessary to advise your arrival in advance and with a fly-over so that the road can be closed for road traffic for arrivals and departures of aircraft.

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Eva's Field Fly-away

Jan
17

On 17 January the EAA Chapter 1502 were treated to a marvellous time and a very fine breakfast at Eva's Field, close to Hilton College. Hosted by Cameron MacKenzie at James and Sue Bentley's beautiful hilltop airfield and home, this meeting of aviation enthusiasts was attended by pilots, wives and sweethearts and plenty of children. The next generation of pilots will come from exciting days like this one.

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Brilliant debut by the ‘Flying Doctor’ at the Ch322 January meeting

Jan
13

A brilliant debut by the ‘Flying Doctor’ Mike Brown at the January meeting

Some 100 members and friends of EAA Chapter 322 came together last Wednesday 13 January for the inaugural meeting of the Chapter’s new Chairman, Dr Mike Brown.

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