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Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by kosie » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:37 pm

We are pleased to announce that the Aviation Appeals Committee found in our favour this morning. It certainly is a long story.
For the very first time in history GA has used this committee, entrenched in the act, to overturn a decision by the Director of Civil Aviation(DCA). It concerned a decision by the then DCA, Z Thwala, not to grant a license to the applicant for a new airfield development, Ebury. We contended for months that the decision had been flawed for several reasons. We even made far more serious allegations, which had not been disputed in the findings of the committee.
This decision is significant in several respects. Firstly the development is in some proximity to Lanseria. Lanseria went out of their way to oppose this appeal. They now lost. Hopefully it will teach them a few lessons in democracy and procedures.
Secondly, the appeals procedure has been tested and found to be working well. It is a very useful instrument with which to challenge unfair, unlawful or irregular decisions in future.
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Chris » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:38 pm

Great news.
Who sits on the committee or is it constituted every time there is an issue?
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:50 pm

kosie wrote:We are pleased to announce that the Aviation Appeals Committee found in our favour this morning. It certainly is a long story.
For the very first time in history GA has used this committee, entrenched in the act, to overturn a decision by the Director of Civil Aviation(DCA). It concerned a decision by the then DCA, Z Thwala, not to grant a license to the applicant for a new airfield development, Ebury. We contended for months that the decision had been flawed for several reasons. We even made far more serious allegations, which had not been disputed in the findings of the committee.
This decision is significant in several respects. Firstly the development is in some proximity to Lanseria. Lanseria went out of their way to oppose this appeal. They now lost. Hopefully it will teach them a few lessons in democracy and procedures.
Secondly, the appeals procedure has been tested and found to be working well. It is a very useful instrument with which to challenge unfair, unlawful or irregular decisions in future.
Good for you Kosie. and AOPA. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Tromp » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:05 pm

Fantastic! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Rob K » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:26 pm

Well done Kosie and Team.

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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Old, Fat and Hairy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:40 pm

There is hope after all. Well done!
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by GL » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:48 pm

Very well done Doc and Chris and Armand and whoever else was involved. =D> =D>
You have taken on an all too often thankless task - and hopefully silenced all your critics and done GA proud.
Your vindication is of the same order as Glynnis Bretytenbach's.
It is also very gratifying for GA and indeed the whole of the country that wise heads can still prevail.
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by goga » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Well done Kosie and team.Something for the narcissists to chew on!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by ScUbA_fLyEr » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:58 pm

GL wrote:Very well done Doc and Chris and Armand and whoever else was involved. =D> =D>
You have taken on an all too often thankless task - and hopefully silenced all your critics and done GA proud.
Your vindication is of the same order as Glynnis Bretytenbach's.
It is also very gratifying for GA and indeed the whole of the country that wise heads can still prevail.
Hi GL,

This victory was achieved by Ebury, represented by Capt. Nico van Staden and AOPA-SA, represented Chris Martinus (Mauler) working together on the appeal.
The fight has been fought on NASCOM and Parliamentary level and now finally won on the appeal made to the Aviation Appeals Committee. It is very
re-assuring that the appeal process does indeed work.
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by GL » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:32 pm

Indeed - just spoken to Nico - who says that AOPA fought the battle with them for GA.
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Ryan Beeton » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Congrats guys! =D> =D>

Now that FABB may have a road coming through it, may be time to get a hangar at Eagles Creek..... 8-[ 8-[
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by kosie » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:56 pm

Chris wrote:Great news.
Who sits on the committee or is it constituted every time there is an issue?
That is another story. The law is very prescriptive about this, and this was probably one of the reasons we got the outcome we wanted. They knew they were (are) on very shaky ground.
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Rob K » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:00 pm

Ryan Beeton wrote:Congrats guys! =D> =D>

Now that FABB may have a road coming through it, may be time to get a hangar at Eagles Creek..... 8-[ 8-[
or Tedderfield .... :)
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by Barros » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:09 am

Does that mean they will be able to level the runway now :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Victory for General Aviation

Unread post by ScUbA_fLyEr » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:19 am

Barros wrote:Does that mean they will be able to level the runway now :roll: :roll: :roll:
I think you guys are confusing Eagles Creek for Ebury, they are two different airfields....
Ebury is a new development that has not even broken ground yet, let alone built a runway.

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