chapter 973

Chapter 973 Visits P-Prop


- Jan de Beer, Chapter 973 Krugersdorp

What does EAA stand for? I can hear you all say that is what this is all about: Experimental Aircraft Association! (duh).

Being a microlight pilot and a proud member of EAA Chapter 973 for a few years now, I was wondering what is the main component of any motorised experimental aircraft. That’s easy, you say, either airframe, engine or propeller.

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The Flying Flea Saga Continues


- Roy de Stadler, EAA Chapter 973 Krugersdorp

“The best-laid schemes o’ mice and men gang aft a-gley” - Robert Burns

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Crosswinds Fly-in Brekkie


It is 06:00 on a cold winters day and the people of Experimental Aircraft Association is arriving at Crosswinds Airfield situated across from the well-known Tarlton drag racing race track west of Krugersdorp.

Very soon the big bonfire was burning and the dancing flames was lighting up the EAA Chapter 973 members buzzing around getting everything ready 

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President’s Trophy Air Race - Ladies Trophy


“We share with you our delight at Christa Greyvenstein’s magnificent achievement in taking the Ladies Trophy in the prestigious President’s Trophy Air Race held over 29 to 31 May at Gariep Dam. This was our Flying Great-Gran’s 21st participation in this air race and she has now taken the Ladies Trophy for the 11th time!

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Crosswinds Fly-in


The Crosswinds Fly-in on 14 June was a great success. Our catering team was on site at 6am and in no time had everything set up for the first famished aviators who arrived as the sun made its appearance. Fortunately, a roaring fire was blazing in the fire pit to reduce the chill. Unfortunately, we could not offer a wee dram as they still had to fly home!

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