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Oudtshoorn Scale 2019: 19 - 22 September

Oudtshoorn Scale

50th Event Celebration



I can at last confirm set dates for Oudtshoorn Scale which is 19-22 September 2019.
We are celebrating the 50th event of the original Radio Control World Scale started by Chris Sweetman in 1969. Although the event’s name and format might have changed over the years but the spirit has remained.


This year we will be celebrating scale in the spirit it was a few years back before the rules changes. Although Oudtshoorn Scale is by nature a radio controlled scale aircraft fly-in, due to the size and the venue we had to adhere to the SAMAA Airshow criteria which excluded many of the old regulars who did not meet the gold rating. We have worked closely with SAMAA and for the 50th event we have a special grant on the SAMAA Airshow ruling. All scale aircraft weighing less than 5kg can be flown by a SOLO rated pilot, all scale aircraft above 5kg must be flown by a SILVER rated pilot. The SAMAA GOLD and Vlamgat Airshow ruling will remain in place for scale jets and turbine powered aircraft.

Other great news is after negotiating with AIFA(the flight school) we have secured four full flying days like in the past, this means flying will start Thursday morning right through to Sunday late afternoon. Pilots will be able to setup on Wednesday afternoon already. We have also secured space in their main hangar for overnight storage of planes in a secure environment.

We are also welcoming some old disciplines which used to form part of Scale in the past, like the Old Timer event which will take place at our registered SAMAA club field. Free flight and Control which will also have their own venue this year.

We have also decided as an incentive for the 50th the first 50 online entries will be half the normal entry fee, the website will be updated soon to start accommodating online entries.

Trust to see all the regulars, the lost souls and some new faces for this year’s celebration event!!

Oudtshoorn Scale 2019

Registration


Entry fee is R300, this includes a goody bag and prize giving dinner. As part of the 50th event celebration, the first 50 complete and paid up entries will get their entry at half the price.

We have simplified the registration by having all reservations and bookings available on an online entry form. The layout diagram now shows all spaces and camping areas numbered, allowing all registered participants the opportunity to reserve a space for themselves prior to arrival, provided that payment is received.

The advantage hereof is that, irrespective of your date and time of arrival, your space will be awaiting you. No more nudging, pushing and/or worrying. Camping sites are also indicated as well as the Vendor area. The provisional layout can be viewed here.

On arrival we will have your Indemnity form ready to sign and you are ready to fly.

Pre-payment is preferred. Our account details are on the online entry form.

When doing a deposit into our club account use your SAMAA number and Surname as reference. Pre-registration of R300 is essential.  Please note our bank details have changed.



Our details are as follows:
Account Name: Kango Vliegklub
Bank: ABSA Bank
Branch: Oudtshoorn (334 314) or ABSA 632005
Account number: 409 595 7096
Mail proof of payment to: info@cangoflyingclub.co.za



PLEASE NOTE:

This is a SAMAA sanctioned event and all SAMAA rules and regulations will apply. We have worked closely with SAMAA and for the 50th event we have a special grant on the SAMAA Airshow ruling. All scale aircraft weighing less than 5kg can be flown by a SOLO rated pilot, all scale aircraft above 5kg must be flown by a SILVER rated pilot. The SAMAA GOLD and Vlamgat Airshow ruling will remain in place for scale jets and turbine powered aircraft.

To make use of the AIFA hangar for overnight storage of your aircraft, for security purposes a clear ID sized facial photo must accompany your online entry. It can be mailed with your proof of payment.

If you are planning to come and fly a large scale aircraft which exceeds SAMAA’s regulations, please ensure you receive the relevant information/documentation beforehand.

Pilots / Campers / Vendors can now register, request a space and include payment all on the one form. Each pilot must please complete a form when registering.

Pilots are allocated a space upon registering, but camping on a space costs extra.

At least 2 registered pilots per single space application. You may have more than 2 per single space but not less than 2 on application.

Vehicles may enter onto tarred area for build- up but may not drive onto grass or area allocated for spaces. Trailers must be pushed to space from tarred area. Once you have set up then your vehicle must be parked in parking area. If a vehicle is used as a "Trailer" it can be parked in allocated space on arrival and must remain there for the full period of your stay. The same applies to vehicles used for camping i.e. once you have booked your accommodation and if your vehicle fits the allocated space. Scale committee reserves the right to the final decision as to where applicants are placed.

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