Please come and join us for the weekend at Brits. Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November. Come along any time and stay as long as you would like.
Calling all EAA Members and fellow Aviators.
Summer is here. Come and join us at the EAA Sun 'n Fun weekend !
The team at Brits Flying Club have undertaken the host EAA at their lovely Airfield once again. Thanks to them and a small EAA team for putting this together. As you may be aware, the facilities for this event need to be arranged in addition to the basic Club facilities. PLEASE register to indicate your intention and assist the Brits Flying Club in understanding what facilities will be required.
WHATS NEW :
On Saturday 9 November there will be a Puma Energy sponsored visit and formation display by the Flying Lions flown by Scully Levin and Arnie Meneghelli at arount 11h00. An added bonus for us will be a safety talk afterwards by Arnie and Scully on formation aerobatic performances. Simply another fine feature of our Sun 'n Fun weekend.
Frank Persson has kindly offered to host a kareoke sing-a-long on Saturday evening The Rolls Royce Shackleton Griffon engine demonstration will take place on Saturday afternoon and again on Saturday evening with the unique spectacle.
Some info that may be helpful is noted below and on the registration form.
BRITS AIRFIELD INFO
Co-ordinates : S25.533, E27.7756
Elevation : 3740ft
Rwy 02/20 asphalt - 900m (LH circuit for 20 & RH circuit 02)
Fuel - Avgas available. Mogas on request
TEMPORARY AERODROME TRAFFIC ZONE (ATZ)
Incressed flying activity due to Fly In activity taking place NOTAM available of CAA website.
Note that the tower will be manned ad follows :
Validity Period : 08-09 November 2019
Hours of Operation : 08Nov 12h00-17h00 SA Time & 09Nov 07h30-17h00 SA Time Frequency : 120.2 MHz (and NOT FABS Frequency 124.2MHz unless outside of Hours of Operation noted above) Lateral Limits: Circle Radius 5NM centered FABS
Vertical Limits : GND/2500 FT AGL
Call Sign : Brits Radio Class of airspace : Class G
Although this is a weekend to socialise, we do have some events that are programmed : Friday 8 November
12h00 - Arrivals welcome
12h00-16h00 - Light lunch snacks available at the Club
12h00-17h00 - AFIS in operation on 120.20MHz
17h00 - Casual Braai with Braai packs
Saturday 9 November
Arrivals welcome all day
07h00-11h00 - Breakfast available at the Club
07h30-17h00 - AFIS in operation on 120.20MHz 08h30-09h00 - Adventure Rally briefing (Spot landing on return landing)
11h00-12h00 - Display by Flying Lions
followed by Spot landing slots for non-rally participants
10h00-13h00 - Rally competition and awards
11h30-16h00 - Light Lunch meals and pancakes available
17h30 - Buffet Dinner & Karaoke evening
Sunday 10 November
07h00-11h00 - Breakfast
Rob Jonkers is putting together another lovely activity for us to enjoy, while testing our flying & navigating skills @ only R150 per team. Please register so that they can plan for the correct number of contestants. Payment can be made on the morning to Rob Jonkers at the briefing
Please try and bring a few utensils along to help you - pens & pencils, highlighter and some prestic to display photos in the cockpit.
Bring your tent and camp under the stars, or under your aircraft wing....
Camping is not only permitted but encouraged !
Neil Bowden has an Oshkosh Reunion for this weekend, so come along and join them.
For those that prefer all the creature comforts, accommodation is available in close proximity. View HERE
ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES
Flying Lions display on Saturday morning followed by a safety talk on formation flying
Vendors on display include Wings 'n Things
Frank Persson has kindly offered to host a kareoke sing-a-long on Saturday evening
The Rolls Royce Griffon engine from a Shackleton, will be demonstrated on Saturday afternoon and again on Saturday evening with the unique spectacle.
Please register and come along and enjoy a social weekend with fellow aviators at Brits Airfield !