Race Articles

Race Articles

2003 President's Trophy Air Race

Tempe, Bloemfontein - 12 to 14 June 2003

By Harry Antel

2001 PTAR - article

2001 PTAR - Another perspective

Aero Africa report
Main event sponsors Coca¬Cola and Imperial Aviation, along with WCT, Ferreira Aviation, ATNS and Capital Sounds again made this popular event possible. This year's race, hosted by the Bloemfontein Flying Club, under the auspices of the Aero Club of South Africa, drew 41 competitors, a marked decline ascribed by organisers to the worsening economic conditions and increased operating costs, as well as perceived dissatisfaction with the handicapping system.

2001 PTAR - Participant Story

President's Trophy Air Race

Tempe, Bloemfontein - 9 to 11 August 2001.

A report on the 2001 air race by winning navigator Dries Bries

When I was asked to write an article about the 2001 race, my memories took me back to the moment we arrived at Tempe the day before the race. I was very proud to arrive at the race for the first time in a Baron 58 as all my previous races were flown with a Piper Cherokee 235. I must say that at that point it did not worry me at all that it was my first race as a navigator, and that in a faster aircraft. That was soon to change.

2001 President's Trophy Air Race

President's Trophy Air Race

Tempe, Bloemfontein - 9 to 11 August 2001.

By Jan Hanekom

Aircraft Lined up at the startAircraft Lined up at the startThis year's race had to be moved to this date due to the World Air Games taking place in Spain on the dates where we had the Race planned originally. Everyone thought that this will be OK and that we will have fine weather. Just to be proved wrong.