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2006 PTAR - Participant Comments

Participant Stories posted on Avcom


Race 35

Grumpy & I got away rather late on thursday morning, firstly due to me having worked until 3:30 the previous evening and my lack of proper preparation and leaving the aerie keys at home. We had a lekker flight to Klerksdorp and landed uneventfully and found our parking place very easily.

I did my test flight much later than booked due to logistical problems, but was perfectly comfy with that. It is hard to imagine how big a task it is to herd 110 prima donnas, nuff said.

2005 PTAR - Logger analysis

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2005 Imperial Bank President's Trophy Air Race

PTAR 2005 - Stayers Trophy

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How to win the Stayers Trophy

2005 President's Trophy Air Race

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2005 Imperial Bank President's Trophy Air Race

Held at Tempe, Bloemfontein - 26 to 28 May 2005

By Graham Luppnow, FAWB ATC

ATNS recently took the bold step of entering two of its staff members in the President's Trophy Air Race from 26 to 29 May 2005 to promote relations between ATNS and the General Aviation community. A really novel idea of putting two ATC's in an aircraft and letting them compete on equal footing with other pilots on arguably one of the more important events on the South African aviation events calendar.

2004 PTAR - Logger analysis

President´s Trophy Air Race

Pietersburg Civil, Polokwane - 10 to 12 June 2004

By Chris Booysen

As in prior years a number of aircraft were fitted with loggers. While it is difficult to come to any significant conclusions from the limited data, there is some interesting information that can be extracted from the logger tracks.