Thursday, October 07, 2004

Chris Theron on Aerobatics

Just some quick thoughts ----- It was indeed very nice to see this brilliant pilot from "down under" participating in the Gauteng champs. Weather could not be ordered but Sunday was lovely.

With reference to a central venue - I fully support this idea. We are already use to travel to Gauteng (+- 300km) for the monthly and other competitions (and we have regular participation from Klerksdorp & Bloemfontein) and making the travel a bit further for these two important competitions would not bother me a bit. As far as the scenery/something to do, I normally use the competitions as break away from work / wife / life / etc and would love just to "Frot" a bit - if this were at a central venue where we can attract more participation (definitely required) it would be a bonus.

The only obstacle as I see it is the organisation of the events - Louw referred to some issues but skipped (I think) the most important one, being the local organisation (venue, food & drinks, accommodation, etc. etc.) I have now organised three pattern events and several Bushveld fly-ins over the past 10 years and think that you cannot organise things properly when done remotely. If say Bloem is the venue, then you have local guys that will assist, but something like Hendrik Verwoerd might just not be possible.

Another proposal could be that we indeed plan these events to be travelling events for all - this will mean that we rotate between say Durban/PMB, PE, Cape Town, Bloem, Polokwane, Gauteng (Basically the Provinces) - and then joining all discipline again??

What do you think?

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