EAA of South Africa, National Convention- Brits-2013
By Willie Bodenstein
The 2013 EAA of South Africa National Convention was hosted at Brits Airfield from 9 to 11 August with early arrivals expected on the 8th with the 9th being a public holiday. Unfortunately the weather turned nasty on the 9th when the bulk of the attendees were expected. None the less, quite a number of aircraft did manage to fly in. By Saturday morning the weather had cleared and scores of aircraft arrived.
Niels Andersen flew his stunning plans built Hatz all the way from East London, only a week after receiving its official authority to fly and reported that she had behaved impeccably.
Niels and the Hatz, judged the best tube & fabric aircraft
Roel Jansen in front of Archie Kemps 195
Kevin Storey, Rob Kennedy
Sling 2 Taildragger
Neil Terblanche's RV4, judged the best metal aircraft and also Grand Champion.
Juri Keyter's RV7, a past Grand Champion.
Best Vintage: Karl Jensen - Cessna 170
Best Tube and Fabric: Neil Anderson - Hatz
Placo Piper Award: William & Jeremy Woods - Piper JC5A
Best Metal: Neil Terblanche - RV4
Best Composite: Arjan Schaap - Whisper
Best Wood: Mike Davies - GP4
Concourse de Elegance: Neil Murray - Sportsman
Grand Champion: Neil Terblanche - RV4
National President: Paul Lastruci
National Vice President: Mike Visagie
Hon. Secretary: Stephen Theron
Hon. Treasurer: Mark Clucow
Safety Officer: Walter Doubell
Technical Officer: Kevin Hopper
Young Eagles Comvener: Mike Brown
Newsletter Compiler: Gus Brown
Public Relantions: Trixie Heron
Auditorium Convener: Jeremy Woods
EAA Webmaster: Willie Bezuidenhout
The convention achieved all its objectives and we all had a superb day.
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