Mossel Bay Convention Update

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It is with pleasure that we confirm that the EAA National Convention 2016 sign up process is open and we encourage all members and friends to register in order that we may be able to plan for your arrival.

 The EAA 2016 Convention will be hosted at Mossel Bay Aerodrome, hosted by the EAA National Council in conjunction with Mossel Bay Aero Club.


Provisional outline of the programme is as follows :

Friday 29 April 2016

Fly in and stay over and hopefully enjoy a braai at the Airfield.

Scheduled shuttle services will be available between the Airfield and the Diaz Beach Hotel for those residing there.

17h30 - Dinner at the Clubhouse: casual with braai packs, pre-booked.

Saturday 30 April 2016

07h00-16h30 -Socialise, enjoy the networking with Food Service at the Airfield.

Morning - Scheduled Aircraft Competition Judging will take place. Please plan to arrive the day before or very early to prepare your aircraft. Judging slots will be communicated a few days before the event.

09h00-15h00 - Workshops/Presentations - details to be advised.

18h30 - Seated Awards Dinner at Diaz Beach Hotel.

Scheduled shuttle service to and from this Hotel will be provided for residents.

Sunday 01 May 2016

A fly-away is being planned to a close by facility , which will be publicised closer to the time.


Visits & Activities

Mossel Bay Aero Club is assisting in planning 1 or 2 great local breakfast fly-aways, where support crew, spouses, family, friends and visitors can join in by road as well. We’ll keep you posted.

Please indicate if you are keen to participate in this activity on Sunday 01 May 2016.

Support Crew Programme for Saturday 30  April 2016

Support crew members, spouses, family, friends and visitors do not have to stay at the airfield all day, but will be able to explore the surrounding areas, either on their own (as there are a lot of activities in close proximity) or as a group. We are exploring a number of options and will publish these in due course.



At this stage we have reserved a block booking for EAA 2016 at the Diaz Beach Hotel, located on the beach, in the town of Mossel Bay. This is the preferred Hotel as it will host the Awards Dinner and run a transfer service between the Hotel and the Airfield.

Diaz Beach Hotel and have offered us an excellent rate for us and we urge you to book asap.

To reserve a room, please contact the Hotel as follows :

Reservations Department, Diaz Beach Hotel

Tel: 044-692 8400

Please Quote: EAA2016 for the correct rates and room allocations.

Single rooms @ R575.00 per room, B&B, per night.
Sharing rooms @ R540.00 per person, B&B, per night.

Breakfast will be served in the Hotel Restaurant.

These is a small area that can be made available for Camping at the Airfield, with limited ablution facilities. Please advise us in advance should you plan on camping, in order that we can assist with the necessary arrangements.

Great news for all those staying at Diaz Beach Hotel: a scheduled shuttle service between the Airfield and the Hotel will be available at published intervals throughout the weekend. Schedules will be displayed in the Hotel and the Airfield.