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youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Tromp » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:33 pm

Did not see if this has been posted yet[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfmG1P6KMUM[/youtube]
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby V5 - LEO » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:45 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby ground loop » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:14 pm

Nice one , young lady. Very nice indeed.
Keep it up. =D>
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Mike Wissing » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:26 pm

Why was she not carried from the airplane, had her shirt tail clipped and deposited in a mud bath? What has this world become??
A water shower....pppfftt...... =D>

Well done Marcel!!
(how did they get around the law? I had 100 hours when I was 15, and my instructor requested the CAA to let me go solo - they said NO!)
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby ticky » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:30 pm

What is the minimum age one can fly solo?
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Burner » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:31 pm

ticky wrote:What is the minimum age one can fly solo?


New law is 15 years to get an SPL, and thus go solo. Was formerly 16.
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Mike Wissing » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:36 pm

I am led to believe there was a 13 year old who soloed "back in the day" at the old Stamford hill aerodrome. I am sure there are many stories like that, but they were possibly illegal, even then.
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby breedtmorne » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:46 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :D :D :D :smt038
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby angelwingsthesecond » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 pm

Well done!!! =D> =D>

Was looooving the thick Afrikaans/English accents! :)
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Theuns v V » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:40 pm

Wow that forst solo landing was a greaser, much better than my one in the 150 :lol:

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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby skyhighfly » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:28 am

Congratulations Marcel on your fantastic achievement! You are a great encouragement to all the young people who dream to do what you have done, and that where the will exists to live one's dreams there is always a way. We're all very proud of you! :D
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby hpr » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:22 am

Mike Wissing wrote: ... I had 100 hours when I was 15 ...

Mike I've asked you a million times not to exaggerate like that. :wink:
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby smittiefish » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:25 am

Mooiso Marcelle!

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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Mike Wissing » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:33 pm

hpr wrote:
Mike Wissing wrote: ... I had 100 hours when I was 15 ...

Mike I've asked you a million times not to exaggerate like that. :wink:


No kidding. My first flying lesson was on my 12th birthday, and I was given 3 hours a month!
BTW: The first lesson I had was in a 150, and was R18/hour including instructor and landing fees! (1976)
I also flew an Aeronca Chief (ZS_APY), and she was R9 p/h!!
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Re: youngest SA pilot, solo at 15

Postby Bob Corbett » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:43 pm

Mike Wissing wrote:BTW: The first lesson I had was in a 150, and was R18/hour including instructor and landing fees! (1976)
I also flew an Aeronca Chief (ZS_APY), and she was R9 p/h!!


You are tickling my funny bone ......
Sorry for highjack but I could not resist, I did my PPL in 1973 - mostly on a C182 at R19 ph (belonged to Dad's company as did the instructor; very convenient) - the local Cherokee 140 was only R11.50 (but not always available during school holidays.)

We are showing our age Mike - have a good one.
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