NEWSLETTER

BRAKPAN AERO CLUB
COPYRIGHT BRAKPAN AERO CLUB © 2017
A ero c lub for enthusi asts
Com m i tte e n am es  an d c on t ac t d et ai l s :
( A l s o l i s te d o n  th e   w eb s i te
www.br ak pa na eroc l u b.c o. z a
)
CONTACTS Position Contact Person Contact Number Email Address Chairman Kevin Cloete 083 272 1549 kcvm@iafrica.com Treasurer Trevor Conway 083 701 9823 TConway@fnb.co.za  Member         Apie Kotzee 083 600 0569 admin@productiveplant.com Vice Chairman Rob Osner 082 553 4726 rob@hire-rite.co.za Member        Clemens Maly        073 893 8921        clemens@skyafrica.com Member        Sam Berriman 082 902 1780 sam@3dcharters.co.za Administration Antoinette Kruger 071 542 2993 bac@lantic.net
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Person of interest of the month:  Student, Clarissa da                                                                Costa  At Airborne Aviation.  Now why aren’t all student pilots looking like Clarissa?
Hi everyone. Due to lack of activities this NL will be a rather “skinny” one. Once again we request stories to show and tell on thrills n spills that you may have experienced lately. You never know, some of us can learn from your experiences. A traditional Brakkies warm welcome to the following new members recorded from 1st September up to 10th October 2017. New members Peter Skeat Wayne Coertze Louis Grobler Herman Louw Perry Masters Martin Burt Arnold Spies Ashraf Patton For the newbie’s just a small reminder, on your first visit to the bar, a round of drinks for the Brakkies bar- flies you might find propping up the bar. Thanks and general: Big thanks from Kevin and the committee to Rob Osner, Anton Nel and Keith Askham for their efforts and drive in the production of the News Letter and Web development. The web page is looking terrific and is the easiest way to receive and store communications. Feedback so far from outside the club (other clubs) has been extremely positive. Any pictures will be available in the Gallery of the website so not to worry if they appear small in the News Letter. Safety: As always fly with good planning, care and awareness. Airmanship:  Please give the students some airspace and use patience as they spread their wings in the circuit. . Brakkies Website Looking good Anton. www.brakpanaeroclub.co.za.   Have a look at some history, interesting aireie pics and past news. Club Facilities & Local Events: Forthcoming Events: Not to be missed! Boeing Stearman Day Saturday November the 11th. (Changed from the 4th)  We are guessing a first in SA.  Some girls behind the scene,s doing everything to encourage Boeing Stearman owners and pilots to join the fray. They targeting at least 6 Stearmans to fly formation fly pasts, perform radical static ground run-ups with dramatic synchronized shutdowns.  It’s going to be fantastic if we can get them all here.  If there are any other Radials out there that want to join, fly and put on display it would be fantastic.   Some are hard at work trying to secure a Dak or similar. Minnie will provide all the catering and ensuring all have enough to eat and drink. Something not to miss, the “radical roar of rotating radials”! Christmas season special: In an effort to accommodate those members wishing to invite friends and staff for a Christmas party at the Brakpan Aero Club facilities over the November and December period, and at the same time support Minnie and the Flying Grace restaurant and pub, the club committee has decided as a Christmas special to the members, to make the facilities available for those parties without levying a set charge for the hire of the venue. This Christmas Special arrangement is subject to the following conditions: 1. The special is presently only valid for the period October, November and December 2017. 2. The “Christmas party” is to only take place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 14:30 and cannot take the form of a closed function. The club is to remain open to all members during these parties. Subject to arrangements with Minnie, Monday to Thursday could possibly also be accommodated. 3. Minnie and the Flying Grace to provide all food and liquid beverages consumed at these parties. It is an express condition of this special arrangement that this requirement will be absolute. 4. Subject to the numbers attending a “party”, more than one “party” can be accommodated on any particular date. These numbers to be arranged and confirmed by Minnie. 5. Minnie to advise the menu and cost applicable to these special party arrangements on request.   We trust that this arrangement will be well supported by our members Hangarage:  Availability of hangars, if interested, please contact Antoinette.  Also please continue to pass on this information to friends and colleagues within the aviation fraternity, the more members and more occupied hangar space contributes to a more cost effective airfield and club. Also a T Hangar E9 for sale for R120,000.   Please contact Johan Vogel on 083 472 6232. Recent Away Events:  EAA “Fun –In – The – Sun Day @ Rustenburg 21st October. Despite poor weather some support came from various sectors. However rather a poor show from the Brakkies team with only one aircraft making it. Come on guyz we encourage all of you to support at least some of the “away” activities in an attempt to solicit reciprocal actions and support at home. Arriving at FARG, the Brakkies team landed and parked at their designated spot and proceeded to have a great breakfast. There was a lot of flying action during the day and all had a great time. Some of the aeries below. Thx to our Anton Nel, reporter on the ground. Aerie of interest October: PAC MFI-17 MUSHSHAK Hilton Wolff at the Rustenburg EAA fly-in. Hilton was invited to come across to FABB and so it happened. Hilton is the proud owner of the PAC MFI-17 “Mushshak” and it stirred some interest and conversation. This is a well built side by side military trainer that ended up in Hilton's lucky hands. With its 200HP Lycoming engine and modern cockpit, it was amazing to experience a (lucky me) flight in this aircraft. More details on the website. Administration: Accounts and payments – the club is still experiencing great difficulty in collecting outstanding fees and we reiterate last month’s News Letters comments regarding payments and commitments owing to the club. When making payments, please for easy allocation, use name, hangar number or invoice number. Not aircraft registration number. Adverts: Caroline Zalewski 079 977 0707

NEWSLETTER

COPYRIGHT BRAKPAN AERO CLUB © 2017
BRAKPAN AERO CLUB
A ero c lub for enthusi asts
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etter
October
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c o m m it te e
Com m i tte e n am es  an d c on t ac t d et ai l s :
( A l s o l i s te d o n  th e   w eb s i te
www.br ak pa na eroc l u b.c o. z a
)
CONTACTS Position Contact Person Contact Number Email Address Chairman Kevin Cloete 083 272 1549 kcvm@iafrica.com Treasurer Trevor Conway 083 701 9823 TConway@fnb.co.za  Member Apie Kotzee                         083 600 0569 admin@productiveplant.com Vice Chairman Rob Osner 082 553 4726 rob@hire-rite.co.za Member Clemens Maly                         073 893 8921   clemens@skyafrica.com Member Sam Berriman 082 902 1780 sam@3dcharters.co.za Administration Antoinette Kruger 071 542 2993 bac@lantic.net
H i
 e ve r y one
.
D u e   t o   l a c k   o f   a c t i v i t i e s   t h i s   N L   w i l l   b e   a   r a t h e r   s k i n n y   o n e .   O n c e   a g a i n   w e   r e q u e s t   s t or i e s  t o s how  a nd t e l l  on
t hr i l l s  n s pi l l s   t ha t   y ou m a y  h a ve   e x pe r i e nc e d l a t e l y .  Y ou n e ve r  kno w , s om e  of  us  c a n l e a r n f r om   y o ur  
e x p e r i e n c e s .
A   t r a d i t i o n a l   B r a k k i e s   w a r m
 w e l c o m e   t
o t he   f ol l ow i ng  ne w  m e m be r
s
r e c o r d e d
 f r o m   1s t
 S e p t e m b
e r   u p
 t o 10
t h
O c t obe r  2017.
N e w   m e m b e r s  
P e t e r   S k e a t
W a y n e   C o e r t z e
L oui s  G r obl e r  
H e r m a n  L ouw
P e r r y   M a s t e r s
M a r t i n   B u r t
A r nol d S pi e s
A s h r a f   P a t t o n
F or  t he  ne w bi e s  j
u s t   a   s m a l l   r e m i n d e r ,   o n   y o u r   f i r s t   v i s i t   t o   t h e   b a r
,
a  
r oun d  of  dr i nks   f o r   t h e   B r a k k i e s
b a r
-
f l i e s
y o u m i g ht  f i nd pr oppi n g   up t he  ba r .
T h a n k s   a n d   g e n e r a l
:
B i g
t ha nks  
f r o m  
K e vi n  a nd  t h e   c o m m i t t e e   t o   R o b   O s n e r
,
A nt on  N e l  a nd  K e i t h  A s kha m  f or  t he i r  e f f or t s  a nd  
dr i ve  i n  t he  pr oduc t i on  o f  t he  N e w s   L e t t e r  a nd   W e b  de ve l opm e nt .  T he   w e b  pa g e  i s  l ooki n g  t e r r i f i c  a nd  i s  t he  
e a s i e s t   w a y   t o   r e c e i v e   a n d   s t o r e   c o m m u n i c a t i o n s .   F e e d b a c k   s o   f a r   f r o m   o u t s i d e   t h e   c l u b   ( o t h e r   c l u b s )   h a s   b e e n
e x t r e m e l y   p o s i t i v e .
A n y  
p i c t u r e s
i n c l u d e d   i n   t h i s   N L
w i l l   b e   a v a i l a b l e   i n   t h e   G a l l e r y
s e c t i o n
of  t he  w e bs i t e
,
s o  not  t o   w or r y  i f  t h e y  
a p p e a r   s m a l l   i n   t h e   N e w s   L e t t e r .
S af e t y:
A s   a l w a y s   f l y   w i t h  
g ood
pl a nni ng
, c a r e  
a n d   a w a r e n e s s .
A i r m a n s h i p :
P l e a s e   g i v e   t h e   s t u d e n t s   s o m e   a i r s p a c e   a n d   u s e   p a t i e n c e   a s   t h e y   s p r e a d   t h e i r   w i n g s   i n   t h e   c i r c u i t
.
.
B r a k k i e s   W e b s i t e  
L ooki n g   g ood  A nt on.
w w w .br a kp a na e r oc l ub.c o. z a
.      H a ve  a  l ook  a t  s om e  hi s t or y ,  i nt e r e s t i n g  a i r e y
pi c s  a nd  pa s t  
n e w s .
C l u b   F a c i l i t i e s
 &   L
oc al  
E
v e n t s :
F or t h c o m i n g E ve n t s :
 N o t   t o   b e   m i s s e d !
B oe i n g S t e ar m an  D ay S at u r d ay N o v e m b e r   t h e   11
t h
. (
C h a n g e d
 f r om  t he   4
t h
)    W e   a r e   g u e s s i n g   a  
f i r s t   i n   S A .    
S om e  g i r l s  be hi nd t he  s c e n e   a r e  doi n g
 e ve r y t hi ng   t o e nc our a ge  B o e i n g   S t e a r m a n   ow ne r s  a nd pi l ot s  t o j oi n t he  
f r a y .   T h e y   t a r g e t i n g   a t   l e a s t   6   S t e a r m a n
s
 t o   f l y   f o r m a t i o n
 f l y   p a s t s
,   p e r f o r m   r a d i c a l   s t a t i c  g r ound  r un
-
ups  w i t h
dr a m a t i c  s y nc hr oni z e d s h ut dow ns
I t s
g o i n g   t o   b e   f a n t a s t i c
 i f   w e   c a n   g e t   t h e m   a l l   h e r e .
I f   t h e r e   a r e  
a n y   o t h e r  
R a d i a l s   o u t   t h e r e   t h a t   w a n t   t o   j o i n
, f l y   a nd put  on di s pl a y
 i t  w oul d be  f a nt a s t i c .   S om e  a r e  ha r d a t  w or k t r y i n g  t o
H an gar age :
  A v a i l a b i l i t y   o f   h a n g a r s ,   i f
 i n t e r e s t e d ,   p l e a s e   c o n t a c t   A n t o i n e t t e .
  A l s o   p l e a s e  
c ont i nue  t o pa s s  on
t hi s  i nf or m a t i on t o f r i e nds  a nd c ol l e a g ue s   w i t hi n t he  a vi a t i on f r a t e r ni t y , t he  m or e  m e m be r s  a nd m o r e  oc c upi e d
h a n g a r   s p a c e  
c ont r i but e s   t o a  m or e  c os t  e f f e c t i ve  a i r f i e l d a nd c l ub. A l s o
 a
 T   H a n g a r   E 9   f o r   s a l e   f o r   R 1 2 0
,000.  
P l e a s e  c ont a c t  J oha n V o g e l  on 083 472 6232.
R e c e n t
A w ay E ve n t s
:
E A A  
F un –
I n   – T h e   – S un D a y  @  R us t e nbur g  21
s t
 O c t obe r . D e s pi t e  poor   w e a t he r  s om e  s uppor
t   c a m e   f r o m  
va r i ous  s e c t or s . H o w e ve r  r a t he r   a  poor  s how  f r om  t he  B r a kki e s  t e a m  w i t h o nl y  one   a i r c r a f t  m a ki n g  i t . C om e  on
g u y z   w e   e n c o u r a g e   a l l   o f   y o u   t o   s u p p o r t   a t   l e a s t   s o m e   o f   t h e   a w a y   a c t i v i t i e s   i n   a n   a t t e m p t   t o   s o l i c i t   r e c i p r o c a l  
a c t i ons  a nd s uppor t  a t   h o m e .
 A r r i vi n g  a t  F A R G , t he  B r a kki e s  t e a m  l a nd e d a nd pa r ke d a t  t he i r  de s i gna t e d s pot  
a nd pr oc e e de d t o   h a v e   a   g r e a t   b r e a k f a s t .   T h e r e   w a s   a   l o t   o f   f l y i n g   a c t i o n   d u r i n g   t h e   d a y   a n d   a l l   h a d   a   g r e a t   t i m e .  
S o m e   o f   t h e   a e r i e s   b e l o w .
 T hx  t o our  A nt on N e l , r e por t e r  on t he   gr ound.
A e r i e   o f   i n t e r e s t   O c t o b e r :
P A C   M F I
-
1 7   M U S H S H A K  
H i l t o n   W o l f f
, a t   t h e   R us t e nbur g  E A A   f l y
-
i n
,
w a s
 i nvi t e d t o v i s i t  F A B B .  I
t
 s o
 ha ppe ne d t h a t
 H i l t on i s  t he  pr oud
ow ne r  of  t he  P A C  M F I
-
1 7 “ M us hs ha k”
 w h i c h
 s
t i r r e d   m u c h
 i n t e r e s t   a n d   c o n v e r s a t i o n
. T h i s   i s   a   w e l l   b u i l t   s i d e  
b y  s i de  m i l i t a r y  t r a i ne r  t ha t  e nde d up i n H i l t on' s  l u c k y  h a nds . W i t h i t s  200H P   L y c om i n g  e n g i ne   a nd m ode r n
c o c k p i t ,   i t   w a s   a m a z i n g   t o   e x p e r i e n c e   a   ( l u c k y   m e )   f l i g h t   i n   t h i s   a i r c r a f t .
 M o r e   d e t a i l s   o n   t h e   w e b s i t e .
A d m i n i s t r a t i o n :
A c c ount s  a nd p a y m e nt s  – t he  c l ub i s  s t i l l  e x pe r i e nc i ng   g r e a t  di f f i c ul t y  i n c ol l e c t i ng  out s t a ndi n g  f e e s  a nd w e  
r e i t e r a t e   l a s t   m ont h’ s
 N e w s   L e t t e r s  
c o m m e n t s   r e g a r d i n g   p a y m e n t s   a n d   c o m m i t m e n t s   ow i ng
 t o t he  c l ub.
W he n m a ki ng  pa y m e nt s
,
p l e a s e   f o r   e a s y   a l l o c a t i o n
, us e  na m e , ha n ga r  num b e r  or  i nvoi c e  num b e r
. N
o t   a i r c r a f t  
r e g i s t r a t i on num be r .
A d v e r t s :
C a r o l i n e   Z a l e w s k i
0 7 9   9 7 7   0 7 0 7