ALL COMERS TIME TRIALS PARYS-18 MAY 2014
By Willie Bodenstein
The first of the years all comers time trials and the second for 2014 in the extremely successful series were held at Pays on Sunday 18 May. Unfortunately low cloud over most of Gauteng during the morning meant that a large number of competitors did not fly in.
Parys's unique control tower with main sponsor AeroShell's hospitality marque on the right.
Parys was clear except for a fairly strong wind. The briefing, normally held at 09h00 was postponed to 11h00 by which time 31 aircraft of which almost half were Vans RV's had arrived. A total of seventeen aircraft took part in the trials and the formation flying competition. Unfortunately only two teams completed their formation sequence when the clouds started building and it started raining and further flying was stopped in the interest of safety.
Early morning arrivals
Pilots, Organisers and Marshalls after the briefing
Rob's Cessna 150 and Stojan's Rainbow Cheetah.
Henk in the Maule clocked 142,20 mph
Whilst Frank in Mooney was timed at 173,45 mph
Gregory in the Jodel DII, 136,40 mph
Jaco, Cessna 182-141,54 mph…………….Henno, Cessna 210-183,06 mph
Francoise, RV9-144,99 mph……………….Mark, RV7-183,75 mph
Mark F, RV7-181,59 mph
Probably the closest competition of the day was between three RV's………….
Rounding the pylon
Frank in his RV7 clocked at 176,69 mph
Cliff in his RV7 clocked at 176,64 mph only .05 of a second faster
Whilst Neil is his RV4 clocked 180,06 mph almost 4 mph faster than Frank and Cliff.
Neil's RV8 was clocked at 189.00 mph
And Trevor was the fastest Vans of the day. His RV7 was clocked at 191,78 mph
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