EAA CONVENTION 2021
MIDDELBURG AIRFIELD (FAMB)
23-25 APRIL 2021
IMPORTANT TO PLEASE NOTE :
All participants are reminded that we are still under Lockdown Level 1 for the prevention of the spread of Covid19, and we are required to ensure that the relevant regulations are adhered to. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing and sanitise as often as required.
To enable us to plan catering arrangements we ask you to pre-register for the event. Click here to register
AIRCRAFT JUDGING COMPETITION
Now is the time to start pimping your pride and joy. Judging will take place on Saturday. We will send details on how you can pre-register your aircraft. Register your aircraft for judging here – AIRCRAFT ENTRY
A NOTAM has been issued for the suspension of 125.4 MHZ Johannesburg Special Rules East AND a Temporary Frequency 126.00 MHZ is assigned. Please be vigilant and keep a lookout when flying in this area.
Aircraft Judging Competition
Middelburg Airfield Information
Safety & AFIS
* Book a ready pitched Tent “Move-in, Move-out”. These tents are fitted out with stretchers, mattresses, and sleeping bags (bring your own pillow). Click here to reserve this easy option! Good ablution facilities are available on the airfield
* Bring your own tent/caravan. Limited power points are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis for a list of establishments
* Stay in town. Click here for a list of establishments
ACTIVITIES / PROGRAM
>Friday 23rd April
Arrivals, Evening Braai on the Airfield
>Saturday 24th April
Arrivals welcome all-day
09h15 David Toma – ATF Requirements
10h00 Sean Cronin – Jabiru and Camet Engines
10h45 Neil de Lange, CAA – Regulatory Update
3 Minute Circuit and Pre Flight Competition
EAA and Exhibitor Stalls, Balloon Glow
Aircraft Displays (Flying Lions and Good Year Teams),
Awards Dinner, and Party with comedian Dix Vorster
Middelburg Flying Club will be serving a Lamb on Spit meal, R165 per person on Saturday evening. Purchase your tickets on the day at the airfield, credit card facilities will be available. EAA Aircraft judging awards, the MACH draw will take place, and then enjoy a hilarious show by comedian/singer Dix Vorster!
Please join us as a member if you have not already joined or renewed your membership for 2021.
MIDDELBURG AIRFIELD INFORMATION
Find all the information you required on Middelburg Airfield Here
PRIZE DRAW – Oshkosh & other Great Prizes
Saturday 24th April at our 2021 Convention in Middelburg sees the first draw in our MACH Programme. Prizes include a trip to the world’s biggest aviation event, Oshkosh, worth R35 000, an AV 100AKG Headset worth over R15 000, a Gill 12 V battery charger worth R2 000, and customised Chuck Norris chocks and siphon pipes!
Everyone who signed up for EAA membership in 2020 and 2021 will be in the draw. The more activities you participated in, the more names you have in the “hat”!
>About the points system
As MACH is measured in percentage or decimals, we have used the same to award our points. 0,01 equals 1 point. If you have, for example, 1,35 Mach, you have 135 Mach points. That means you have 135 names in the “hat”.
>How will the draw be managed
The draw will be done electronically using an independent random number generating system. The process will be overseen by a committee of EAA members.
MACH points will be tallied up until 14h00 on 24th April. In preparation for the draw, this will be ut cut off to accumulate points.
Tower Frequency 127.95. They will hand you over to Ground Frequency 120.90 at their discretion.
A)FAMB B)2104231000 C)2104261500
D)23 APR 1000-1500
24-26 APR 0500-1500
E)AFIS AVBL ON 127.95 MHZ DUE FLY-IN. REF AIRAC AIP SUP S006/21.)
SPECIAL RULES EAST
As many of you will be aware, 125.40 is currently experiencing interference. We are uncertain if this will be resolved before the weekend and we ask that you please take note of the recent NOTAM requesting the use of 126.00 in the interim.
As now all aviators may be aware of this NOTAM yet, please do keep a lookout and listen on 125.4 as well, if this is possible.
A)FAJA B)2104141419 C)2105141200 EST
E)JOHANNESBURG SPECIAL RULES AREA EAST FREQ 125.4 MHZ SUSPENDED DUE
TO RDO FREQ INTERFERENCE. TEMPO FREQ 126.00 MHZ ASSIGNED.)
PLEASE MAINTAIN A CONSTANT LOOKOUT and make position reports when flying in the busy Special Rules Areas.
Thanks to Middelburg Aero Club, we will be able to see what’s happening with their weather at any time. Be sure to check out the Middelburg Weather Cam HERE.
As of Monday 19 April, the weather reported the following condition can be expected:
>Friday Partly Cloudy 11% Chance Rain Wind 08h00 4 mph NE changing to 10mph W later in the day Min 12 C Max 23 C
>Saturday Sunny 1% Chance Rain Wind 3 mph NNW changing to 10 mph E later in the day Min 12 C Max 24 C
>Sunday Sunny 0% Chance of Rain Wind 3 mph E changing to 9mph W during the day Min12 C Max 23 C
Updates will be shared later in the week, however, pilots are also all encouraged to ensure they check the weather on their route.
INFORMATION & QUERIES
All information provided by Neil Bowden.
For queries, please contact Neil directly.
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