SPORT AEROBATICS VEREENIGING 2 DEC 2013
By Willie Bodenstein
Competing at Vereeniging was the second last change competitors had of being selected to from part of the South African Team that would represent the country in the World Aerobatic Championships set to take place in Yugoslavia in 2014.
Seventeen pilots entered and the weather was perfect except for a strong wind that fortunately stayed on the nose for most of the day.
Three pilots contested the Graduate Class:
Derek Bird in the Robin R2 160i
Conrad Botha in the RV7
Mark Voget in the Sbach
Jason Alexander in the Yak 52
Pierre du Plooy in the Giles 202
Trevor Warner in the RV7
Justus Venter in the Pitts S1S
Rob du Plooy in the Giles 202
As was to be expected the competition was fierce, especially so in the hotly contested advanced class which had seven entries.
Cliff Lotter in the Zlin 50
Charles Urban in the Extra 300
Leigh Le Gonidec in the Sbach
Elton Bondi in the Extra 300
Neville Ferreira in the Slick 540
Bertus du Preez in the Slick 360
Whilst Barrie Eeles was the sole participant in the Unlimited Class in the Sbach.
The contest director was Barrie Eeles and John Gaillard the Chief Judge.
Judges and assistants
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