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Spot landing Competition

Unread post by gavinwolff » Mon May 15, 2017 7:35 pm

THE WEATHER ON SUNDAY MORNING LOOKS AMAZING!!
Putting together a spot landing competition at Circus Airfield on Sunday 21 May.
All pilots and planes of any description welcome.
Hot coffee available on arrival and braai fires will be lit during the morning.
Starting at 08.30 .
Safety briefing at 08.00
This is just a bit of fun and a chance for local pilots to socialize.
Look forward to seeing as many as possible.
Circus Airfield is located to the south of Johannesburg, 5 miles south of Heineken Brewery.
Adjacent the R59 freeway, before Henley on Klip and Bass Lake.
Coordinates:
S26 29 00
E28 03 35
Runways 05 / 23
Left downwind for 23
Right downwind for 05
Circuit height 5,500
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon May 15, 2017 8:40 pm

gavinwolff wrote:THE WEATHER ON SUNDAY MORNING LOOKS AMAZING!!
Putting together a spot landing competition at Circus Airfield on Sunday 21 May.
All pilots and planes of any description welcome.
Hot coffee available on arrival and braai fires will be lit during the morning.
Starting at 08.30 .
Safety briefing at 08.00
This is just a bit of fun and a chance for local pilots to socialize.
Look forward to seeing as many as possible.
Circus Airfield is located to the south of Johannesburg, 5 miles south of Heineken Brewery.
Adjacent the R59 freeway, before Henley on Klip and Bass Lake.
Coordinates:
S26 29 00
E28 03 35
Runways 05 / 23
Left downwind for 23
Right downwind for 05
Circuit height 5,500
Runway surface? Length? Width?

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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon May 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Circus Airfield Dec 2015
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Unread post by Bearcat » Mon May 15, 2017 8:54 pm

Circus Airfield Dec 2015
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by gavinwolff » Mon May 15, 2017 9:36 pm

Thanks for the stunning pictures

Length 1000m usable
20 metres wide
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 pm

An earlier visit to Circus in 2011
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue May 16, 2017 7:57 am

Off topic, but what a beautiful sky in that pic Bruce. BRILLIANT =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by gavinwolff » Wed May 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Hi all,

After considering the details to hold this as an official event, it has been decided that the requirements are far too onerous on all concerned.
We will all still be at the field however.
The coffee will be hot and the braai fires will be lit.
If anyone , of their own free will wants to use our runway to try their hand at landing , they are welcome.
There will be no official competition however.

Looking forward to seeing as many as possible
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by gavinwolff » Fri May 19, 2017 7:42 am

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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by Jay-Jay Jordaan » Fri May 19, 2017 6:49 pm

we will be there Sunday in a Bat Hawk and a Thunderbird. 8)
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by kloot piloot » Fri May 19, 2017 9:44 pm

gavinwolff wrote:Hi all,

After considering the details to hold this as an official event, it has been decided that the requirements are far too onerous on all concerned.
Don't loose faith Gavin. There is no law preventing you to host a precision landing event. If I dare myself to land on a specified mark on the runway, that will be my choice and not CAA's or RAASA's. The pilot behind you has the same choice to land on the line you aimed for.
You may even award prizes to the winner.

The joke is: Do not call it an "organised event".

In fact, are CAA and RAASA not there to ASSIST us to improve their statistics for ICAO??
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri May 19, 2017 10:07 pm

If you are working on one point per metre - then you lose 100 points for landing on the nose wheel - or even for landing on all three together.

It's amazing. You see such spectacularly good landings from those who are coming short of the mark - and such crap (dangerous) ones from those who float past the mark.

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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by Jay-Jay Jordaan » Sat May 20, 2017 8:19 am

jimdavis wrote: You see such spectacularly good landings from those who are coming short of the mark - and such crap (dangerous) ones from those who float past the mark.Jim
You make a perfect landing But are short. When you float over the mark then you try and force the landing.
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Re: Spot landing Competition

Unread post by Jay-Jay Jordaan » Sat May 20, 2017 3:07 pm

So I flew to Circus airfield this morning for a cup of warm coffee for the cold weather.
I walked in the club house and introduced myself to about 5 guys there. What an unfriendly bunch of people. No one even bothered to chat with me or just ask me where I'm from or to offer a cup of coffee. :( :( Hope to NEVER treat people like that when they visit my field.
Will not bother to go there tomorrow. 8)
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