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Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:11 am

Great place to fly into Uys huis in Clarens long runway 1200 meters
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Re: Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by Mr B » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 pm

Looks good
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Will my Cardinal get in and out?
Exciting
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Re: Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:37 pm

No website AFAIK.
the runway is 1200m but there are some quite tall trees at each end....

It was quite exciting when I went there - 20kt crosswind
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Re: Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by Vogoff » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:29 pm

Mr B wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 pm
Will my Cardinal get in and out?
Hmmm. The trees at Uys Huis got closer than I would like when leaving 2-up in the Mooney. Which I know performs better than a Cardinal.

However that was an a warm midday with a gusty crosswind, which meant my takeoff was less than stellar[1]. And "closer than I would like" is probably more than 100 feet above the trees.

The 1971 Cardinal POH says it requires 800m to clear a 50ft obstacle at 7,500ft at gross weight. Which gives you another 400m of spare room. That said, I personally would fly in on a cool and calm day without too much extra baggage to assess my own capabilities, before bringing more people to breakfast.

[1] I say "take-off", there were probably three or more takeoffs as the gusts would lift the Mooney into the air which would then try fly with the stall horn blaring and putting the nose down would result in another landing. I was also doing a soft field takeoff and had almost certainly forgotten to relax the back pressure which was also contributing to my bad takeoff technique.
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Re: Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:41 pm

Mrb13676 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:37 pm
No website AFAIK.
the runway is 1200m but there are some quite tall trees at each end....

It was quite exciting when I went there - 20kt crosswind
I was told if the wind blows its a cross wind, we also departed with a cross wind.
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Re: Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by rcbgreen » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:27 am

Starting to become one of my favourite fly ins. Willie Uys who runs the farm and maintains the runway goes out of his way to accommodate us pilots. He and his family even offered transport into Clarens if required. I phoned this last weekend to check if I could fly in and leave my plane overnight while I stayed in Clarens. I phoned Willie and he said no problem, he was getting the grass cut before I arrived and sure enough it was cut and runway in good condition. The grass by the plane parking area is immaculate, like a golf fairway and close to the padstal/cafe. For me 1200m is perfect as I only need 400m. I used my little electric scooter that I pack in the back of my RV to get myself into Clarens but was asked if I wanted a lift. It’s great sitting outside having a little breakfast and watching other plans arrive as the outside tables (which have shade) are on the same immaculate grass just 30m from the edge of the parking area. No charge at present so please support their padstal/cafe, food and coffee is good. Thank you Willie for opening up another fly in venue.
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Re: Uys huis Clarens

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:05 am

Mr B wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 pm



Will my Cardinal get in and out?
Only your POH can tell you that :lol:

Its also high so DA diffidently plays a huge role especially in the summer
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