Orient Fly-In 23-24 September 2017

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Orient Fly-In 23-24 September 2017

Unread post by Jman27 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm

Come one, come all!

Glider flights available all day !
Orient - FAOI
Elevation 5100ft
Circuits preferably to the East, Caution Joburg TMA
Frequency 123.400, comply with unmanned procedures (Paved strip for take-off's only)
Plenty of aircraft tie down space and camping sites
Free breakfast on Saturday morning
Spit braai and "refreshments" for sale Saturday evening

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Re: Orient Fly-In 23-24 September 2017

Unread post by lodge » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:17 pm

I will be coming,i would like to get back into gliding.
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Re: Orient Fly-In 23-24 September 2017

Unread post by pietmeyer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:44 am

What are the runway numbers at FAOI?
On Airnav it shows 18/36 and 11/29 and indicate both as grass? Which is the paved runway? Would love to fly in for the day
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Re: Orient Fly-In 23-24 September 2017

Unread post by Jman27 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:21 am

pietmeyer wrote:What are the runway numbers at FAOI?
On Airnav it shows 18/36 and 11/29 and indicate both as grass? Which is the paved runway? Would love to fly in for the day
36R has been paved. (Try to avoid using for landing, unless needed) (Red line)

36L is still grass, and should be used for landings. (Blue arrow)

If 18L/R is in use, aim to touch down at or past the intersection of 11/29 (ideally on the uphill). In the picture, where the runway starts going green is where it is smoothest. Either 18L/R can be used for landing (touchdown before the paving on 18L).

11/29 can be used for landing if needed, but they are not the smoothest, so take caution (especially those with flimsy nose wheels)

If fuel is required, Krugersdorp (FAKR) is 7.5nm away. (Keep in mind Lanseria TMA @ 6500ft and special joining procedures if routing there)
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