NEWSLETTER

COPYRIGHT BRAKPAN AERO CLUB © 2017
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BRAKPAN AERO CLUB
Committee names and contact details: (Also listed on the website www.brakpanaeroclub.co.za) Kevin Cloete Chairman 083 272 1549 kcvm@iafrica.com Rob Osner Vice Chairman 082 553 4726 rob@hire-rite.co.za Henry Walton            Treasurer 082-045-4065          hrwalton@waltonconsulting.co.za Trever Conway Social manager         083 701 9823 tconway@fnb.co.za Clemens Maly Member     073 893 8921 clemens@betteraviation.co.za Sam Berriman Member     082 902 1780 sam@3dcharters.co.za Apie Kotzee Member 083 600 0569 admin@productiveplant.com Glen Price Maintenance manager 082 558 4411 Antoinette Kruger Administrator (BOSS) 071 542 2993 bac@lantic.net Newsletter and Web Page Contacts Keith Askham                 Editor                                   083 327 4288 askyaskham@gmail.com Anton Nel                             Web manager                      083 703 5595          anton@nomadphoto.co.za
VIP of the month: Capt (Comair) Ivan van der Schaar
A traditional warm welcome to the following honorable new members in the face of a coming winter freeze. New members: Neil Hodgsiun   Left, fired, retired: Same members gone as last month, they didn’t change their minds! Again it has to be said.  To the newbies and everyone else, on your next visit to the bar, have a drink and engage in some dialogue on why you love to fly. That way we get to know you better. Some pilots will then tell you how you must fly. (The big grey haired important guyz in their resplendent green babygrows) A word from our chairman: Keep your wheels in the air except when taxiing. Safe Flying, Kevin Cloete Joker Draw feedback: Joker pool remains at R18000 and was just missed again this past Saturday. Even though Willem Odendaal won the draw he missed the Joker. Shame for Willem. It’s so close now and the odds narrowing at every miss.  Be there while the opportunity is statistically ripe. Remember its every Saturday now at 11h00.        Airmanship: Some ideas please. I am fresh out. But here is one last one. In the event of a bird strike, apologize profusely and fly on.
Aero club for enthusiasts                             Newsletter May 2018
Safety: Avoid flying into the same birds as above.  Come on you young guyz with new ideas or you old dudes with past experience share something with us. Also be aware there is a new cell tower to watch out for when on approach/takeoff or completing an aerial inspection, it is close on the right of extended runway 03. No texting while flying. The Dogbox:  A fun leg pull coming from next issue onwards. Being in the dogbox applies to any person for committing any grievous misdemeanour’s, insults to pilots and ground crews egos and discrimination against the fairer sex while at the field. Please report all felonies to the editor. This Month: Can’t believe it!  No reports of misbehaviour. All you are so well behaved and polite. There were rumors but no evidence. VIP - Getting to know them:  VIP this month is Captain Ivan van der Schaar. Member and a BIG contributor to aviation. For those that know him he is a driving force behind many of the activities and also an active player in the air. Ivan does much for the image of Brakkies and we are sure he solicits much interest from prospective members otherwise missed. Ivan hails from Nelspruit and started flying at an early age moving from one Air Company to another. Mark Jackson was instrumental in helping young Ivan sate his passion for getting started in aviation. A career which ultimately became Comm Pilot which included ratings on the likes of Dakota, Chieftain, Gulfstream, King Airs, Lear and Airbus 737-400 & 800 but to name a few.  So, Ivan uses all his experience combined with his passion for out of the box flying and we all benefit here at Brakkies.  The vote for VIP was unanimous and comment came from some many prominent members such as those flying Chinese built planes. I think a round of applause to Ivan for all he does for us. But consider behind e very successful man is a Sonica. Administration issues/information: If a hangar owner sub-lets he has to inform Antoinette with details, for the lessee must be a member of the club  Memory lane:  (we need more submissions there are lots out there!)  
Response: Ahhhh, no one got the prize of 500 liters Avgas. It’s an Ercoupe 415 with a 150 Lycoming, two-seat, gull-wing windows, no independent rudder  control (interconnected aileron/rudder and limited throw elevator) Take-off 100mph. Cruise 100mph. Approach and land 100mph (as I remember) and no flaps. Registration ZS-UDB. Seen as the “flying Car” circa 1947. Driver is your editor, little ole me on the stick. Joe Odendaal. (remember Joe? what a character) was taking the picture. He flew me over to Brakkies so that Sluggy could check me out on it and do my renewal. For those with an opportunity to fly one, watch out for the limited throw elevator which will bite you big time on a misguided slow final approach. According to my logbook it was. 9th December 1989 Aircraft Interest Item: Frozen in the sands of time an eerie and almost complete Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara 70 years after it crashed in the desert. Pilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desert.  Aircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched after it came down in 1942.Historian Paul Harris describes find as 'an incredible time capsule' and 'the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamen’s Tomb'  
If you are interested in enjoyong the whole story, its damn good reading and with additional accompanying pictures simply contact myself or Antoinette.
Recent Events: Swartkops:
Lots of Brakkies member’s supporting the event and once again our own Ivan representing Brakkies in his beautiful “Schaarman”. Well done Ivan and well done our Anton for some really professional shots of all the SAAF, s attack and support equipment.
Nampo Agricultural Show Bothaville:
Another well supported Brakkies Fly-In representation from Brakkies with Apies Caravan. Rob and Willie misbehaving while out of sight as usual.
Botswana Matsieng Air Show:
A large contingent represented Brakkies again this year with Charles and Rob’s Alouette II and Alouette III as Brakkies main gunships with Willie, Anton and Juba as supporting crew. Ivan took the Boeing Schaarman, also taking part of the show.  Once again both our Alouette, s were in the show performing and looked terrific. Apie and Frederik flew in with the Caravan. Mathew flew in the MAGNI Gyro, also part of the show. Other Brakkies members were JD, Andre and Glen. A splendid time was had by everyone all nicely camped out in the bush. On the return home the thirsty guyz forced an emergency stop at the Aviators Pub just west of Coves at Harties and refueled themselves. Albeit with the pilots looking on enviously. It was said, that some misbehaved more than a little and almost caused a drought in Botswana during their stay.  And it wasn’t a water shortage.  You might see one of the culprits in the picture above. Anton has more pics of the activities on the BRAC website.
Mercedes Private Day:
Big thanks to Athol at APAnews for his generosity on the attached promotion of the forthcoming Cessna Event. “I will run the Brakpan Aero Club advert for the next few weeks and naturally I will try to be present with my new Cessna 182. Please remember that we actually charge for banner adverts within APAnews so that we can finance this operation.  However, there is a way in which the Brakpan Aero Club can assist African Pilot and this is to get all of the members to sign up for APAnews by visiting our new website: www.africanpilot.co.za and clicking on the options available. This is all about traffic, which ultimately improves our Google rating so that we can become a re-seller of Google adverts”.   Regards, Athol Advertising: We will be posting all pictures of the ads on the website so as not to clutter the NL with too many pictures. Please let us know what you would like to want to promote or sell. Articles and or services. We will continue to add them in text format with a link to the website gallery. Kind regards your committee.
COPYRIGHT BRAKPAN AERO CLUB © 2017
BRAKPAN AERO CLUB
Committee names and contact details: (Also listed on the website www.brakpanaeroclub.co.za) Kevin Cloete Chairman 083 272 1549 kcvm@iafrica.com Rob Osner Vice Chairman 082 553 4726 rob@hire-rite.co.za Henry Walton            Treasurer 082-045-4065          hrwalton@waltonconsulting.co.za Trever Conway Social manager         083 701 9823 tconway@fnb.co.za Clemens Maly Member     073 893 8921 clemens@betteraviation.co.za Sam Berriman Member     082 902 1780 sam@3dcharters.co.za Apie Kotzee Member 083 600 0569 admin@productiveplant.com Glen Price Maintenance manager 082 558 4411 Antoinette Kruger Administrator (BOSS) 071 542 2993 bac@lantic.net Newsletter and Web Page Contacts Keith Askham                 Editor                                   083 327 4288 askyaskham@gmail.com Anton Nel                             Web manager                      083 703 5595          anton@nomadphoto.co.za
A traditional warm welcome to the following honorable new members in the face of a coming winter freeze. New members: Neil Hodgsiun   Left, fired, retired: Same members gone as last month, they didn’t change their minds! Again it has to be said.  To the newbies and everyone else, on your next visit to the bar, have a drink and engage in  some dialogue on why you love to fly. That way we get to know you better. Some pilots will then tell you how you must fly. (The big grey haired important guyz in their resplendent green babygrows) A word from our chairman: Keep your wheels in the air except when taxiing. Safe Flying, Kevin Cloete Joker Draw feedback: Joker pool remains at R18000 and was just missed again this past Saturday. Even though Willem Odendaal won the draw he missed the Joker. Shame for Willem. It’s so close now and the odds narrowing at every miss.  Be there while the opportunity is statistically ripe. Remember its every Saturday now at 11h00.        Airmanship: Some ideas please. I am fresh out. But here is one last one. In the event of a bird strike, apologize profusely and fly on.
Safety: Avoid flying into the same birds as above.  Come on you young guyz with new ideas or you old dudes with past experience share something with us. Also be aware there is a new cell tower to watch out for when on approach/takeoff or completing an aerial inspection, it is close on the right of extended runway 03. No texting while flying. The Dogbox:  A fun leg pull coming from next issue onwards. Being in the dogbox applies to any person for committing any grievous misdemeanour’s, insults to pilots and ground crews egos and discrimination against the fairer sex while at the field. Please report all felonies to the editor. This Month: Can’t believe it!  No reports of misbehaviour. All you are so well behaved and polite. There were rumors but no evidence. VIP - Getting to know them:  VIP this month is Captain Ivan van der Schaar. Member and a BIG contributor to aviation. For those that know him he is a driving force behind many of the activities and also an active player in the air. Ivan does much for the image of Brakkies and we are sure he solicits much interest from prospective members otherwise missed. Ivan hails from Nelspruit and started flying at an early age moving from one Air Company to another. Mark Jackson was instrumental in helping young Ivan sate his passion for getting started in aviation. A career which ultimately became Comm Pilot which included ratings on the likes  of Dakota, Chieftain, Gulfstream, King Airs, Lear and Airbus 737-400 & 800 but to name a few.  So, Ivan uses all his experience combined with his passion for out of the box flying and we all benefit here at Brakkies.  The vote for VIP was unanimous and comment came from some many prominent members such as those flying Chinese built planes. I think a round of applause to Ivan for all he does for us. But consider behind every successful man is a Sonica. Administration issues/information: If a hangar owner sub-lets he has to inform Antoinette with details, for the lessee must be a member of the club  Memory lane:  (we need more submissions there are lots out there!)  
Response: Ahhhh, no one got the prize of 500 liters Avgas. It’s an Ercoupe 415 with a 150 Lycoming, two-seat, gull-wing windows, no independent rudder  control (interconnected aileron/rudder and limited throw elevator) Take-off 100mph. Cruise 100mph. Approach and land 100mph (as I remember) and no flaps. Registration ZS-UDB. Seen as the “flying Car” circa 1947. Driver is your editor, little ole me on the stick. Joe Odendaal. (remember Joe? what a character) was taking the picture. He flew me over to Brakkies so that Sluggy could check me out on it and do my renewal. For those with an opportunity to fly one, watch out for the limited throw elevator which will bite you big time on a misguided slow final approach. According to my logbook it was. 9th December 1989 Aircraft Interest Item: Frozen in the sands of time an eerie and almost complete Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara 70 years after it crashed in the desert. Pilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desert.  Aircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched after it came down in 1942.Historian Paul Harris describes find as 'an incredible time capsule' and 'the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamen’s Tomb'  
If you are interested in enjoying the whole story, its damn good reading and with additional accompanying pictures simply contact myself or Antoinette.
Recent Events: Swartkops:
Lots of Brakkies member’s supporting the event and once again our own Ivan representing Brakkies in his beautiful “Schaarman”. Well done Ivan and well done our Anton for some really professional shots of all the SAAF, s attack and support equipment.
Nampo Agricultural Show Bothaville:
Another well supported Brakkies Fly-In representation from Brakkies with Apies Caravan. Rob and Willie misbehaving while out  of sight as usual.
Botswana Matsieng Air Show:
A large contingent represented Brakkies again this year with Charles and Rob’s Alouette II and Alouette III as Brakkies main gunships with Willie, Anton and Juba as supporting crew. Ivan took the Boeing Schaarman, also taking part of the show.  Once again both our Alouette, s were in the show performing and looked terrific. Apie and Frederik flew in with the Caravan. Mathew flew in the MAGNI Gyro, also part of the show. Other Brakkies members were JD, Andre and Glen. A splendid time was had by everyone all nicely camped out in the bush. On the return home the thirsty guyz forced an emergency stop at the Aviators Pub just west of Coves at Harties and refueled themselves. Albeit with the pilots looking on enviously. It was said, that some misbehaved more than a little and almost caused a drought in Botswana during their stay.  And it wasn’t a water shortage.  You might see one of the culprits in the picture above. Anton has more pics of the activities on the BRAC website.
Mercedes Private Day:
Big thanks to Athol at APAnews for his generosity on the attached promotion of the forthcoming Cessna Event. “I will run the Brakpan Aero Club advert for the next few weeks and naturally I will try to be present with my new Cessna 182. Please remember that we actually charge for banner adverts within APAnews so that we can finance this operation.  However, there is a way in which the Brakpan Aero Club can assist African Pilot and this is to get all of the members to sign up for APAnews by visiting our new website: www.africanpilot.co.za and clicking on the options available. This is all about traffic, which ultimately improves our Google rating so that we can become a re-seller of Google adverts”.   Regards, Athol Advertising: We will be posting all pictures of the ads on the website so as not to clutter the NL with too many pictures. Please let us know what you would like to want to promote or sell. Articles and or services. We will continue to add them in text format with a link to the website gallery. Kind regards your committee.