Race Articles

Race Articles

1995 President's Trophy Air Race

1995 President's Trophy Air Race

Held at Port Alfred - 11 to 13 May 1995

Pictures and article by John Miller

1994 President's Trophy Air Race

1994 President's Trophy Air Race
Held at Tempe, Bloemfontein - 26 to 28 May 1994
Pictures and article by John Miller

1937 Govenor-General's Cup

Thanks to Alan Taylor, renown South African aviation historian, the full results and exclusions of the 1937, 1938 and 1939 Governor-General's Cup have now been published on this site.

Alan has also written a short biography on Roy Coull, the winner of the first Race. This book, titled OF MOTHS AND MARAUDERS, is available on the internet.

It was interesting to note that the pilots that did not do well in the 1937 Race were unhappy with the handicap system. Looks like nothing has changed in 70 odd years.

1988 State President's Trophy Air Race

1988 State President's Trophy Air Race

Margate, 27 to 30 May 1988.

By Vic Kaiser

1985 SP Air Race - The Junkers J52

1985 Barnib State President's Air Race

Held at Virginia Airfield, Durban - 31 May to 1 June 1985

The Junkers J52

By Allan Blain

Iron Annie, a name I can no longer use comfortably since flying in the beauty, or is it the beast. Confused? Well, it all started when I was invited by SAA staff to fly the second leg of the S.P. Trophy Air Race in the J U 52.