Sport Aerobatics Gauteng Regionals at Vereeniging (February 2012)

By Mark Strange

The Sport Aerobatics Gauteng Regionals took place at Vereeniging on the 4th and 5th of February 2012 and the event, the first on the calendar, attracted a record number of twenty nine entries.

Martin Schulze in a Yak 52 was the winner in the Graduate calls and Ben Meyer flying a Pitts S2S won the Sportsman Class. Steve Brown in the Slick 360 took first place in the Intermediate Class and the Advanced Class was won by Barrie Eeles flying an Extra 300. Nigel Hopkins in a MX2 took the laurels in the Unlimited Class.



The overall consolidated results for the first ten places were:


Position Pilot Aircraft Score
1 Barrie Eeles Extra 300 78.84
2 Nigel Hopkins MX2 76.35
3 Ben Meyer Pitts S2S 75.65
4 Steve Brown Slick 360 74.87
5 Neville Ferreira Yak55 73.96
6 Elton Bondi Extra 300L 73.40
7 Dennis Spence Pitts S2B 73.01
8 Stan Oliver Extra 300 72.40
9 Graham Kew Zlin 50 72.24
10 Glen Warden Extra 300L 71.70


The next competition, the Judges Trophy will be hosted at Klerksdorp Airfield on the 17th and 18th of March 2012.

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