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Mon, 04 Nov


Potchefstroom Airport (PCF)

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix

World Series X Qualifier

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FAI Sailplane Grand Prix
FAI Sailplane Grand Prix

Time & Location

04 Nov 2019, 08:00 – 11 Nov 2019, 18:00

Potchefstroom Airport (PCF), Potchefstroom, South Africa

About the event


  Elevation – 4520’ amsl

  Runway 03/21 – Asphalt        Runway 33/15 – Grass



                        Entries due – 30th November 2019

                        Payment due  - 30th November 2019

                        Unofficial Training start – 30th December 2019

                        Official Training - 3rd January 2020

                        Registration ( 09h00 to 15h00 daily) – 2nd & 3rd January 2020

                        Scrutinising & configuration check - 2nd & 3rd January 2020

Official opening, pilots safety briefing (compulsory) and dinner - 3rd January 2020 @ 17h00

                        Contest Flying – 4th to 11th January 2020

                        Prize giving, closing and farewell party – 11th January 2020 @ 19h00


                        Contest Director - TBA

                        IGC Referee – TBA

                        Secretary - TBA

                        Web Master – AJ May

                        Media – AJ May

                        Meteorology - TBA

                        Task Setter - TBA

                        Scoring – TBA

                        Tracking – TBA

Address for Correspondence

                        Potchefstroom Akavlieg

                        PO Box 823

                        Stilfontein, 2550

                        South Africa

                        Email to : Oscar Goudriaan

                        Tel  +27 18 484 4388

                        Fax  +27 18 484 5011

Competition Class

  1. The completion class will be the FAI 18m Class
  2. Maximum allowed wing loading will be 55kg/m2.

Entry Fee

  1. The entry fee will be ZAR 3000 per contestant ( approx € 180 ) per competing pilot, and excludes tow fees. 
  2. Included in the entry fee are the opening and closing dinner for the pilot and 1 crew.
  3. Aerotow fees to be to be advised, depending on the price of avgas at the time. Current projections are a cost of ZAR 750-00 ( €55-00) per tow.
  4. Entry fee must be paid in full, ( banking & transfer cost must be paid by the competitor) before the 30th November 2019 into the following account:

Account Holder – PUK Akavlieg

Account Number - 4055108942

Bank – ABSA Potchefstroom

Branch Sort Code - 632005


Reference : Surname + SGP 2020

  1. Entry forms will be made available soon, which we will need to get your particular details.


  1. The contest will be governed by the latest version of the SGP Rules that can be downloaded from
  2. Local rules and a self briefing document will be available on the contest website before August 2016

Licensing Requirements

  1. South Africa is an ICAO signatory. Competitor’s licences that are issued by a fellow ICAO country, can be validated locally. A procedure for this will be circulated. There is a statutory fee for this validation. The cost will be advised
  2. Competitors must have a valid FAI Competitors Licence

Airworthiness Requirements for gliders

  1. South African Civil Aviation Regulations require the glider to have the following on board or readily available
    1. Certificate of Registration
    2. Authority to Fly ( non type certified)  or Certificate of Airworthiness ( type certified)
    3. Weight and Balance Report (not older than 5 years)
    4. Aircraft Radio Station Licence
    5. First Aid kit
    6. Pilot Licence
    7. Aeronautical Map ( will be supplied for the contest)


  1. It is highly recommended that the glider is equipped with oxygen. Oxygen for refilling on board systems will be available of the field at a nominal cost ZAR 100  


  1. Although Flarm is not mandatory in SA, it is highly recommended for your safety and that of the other competitors that your glider is Flarm equipped.

IGC Profile

  1. Please update your IGC online profile on the IGC website as soon as possible. This will enable us to put your details on our website.


  1. Gliders should be insured for 3rd party damage to the amount of ZAR 2 000 000
  2. Pilots and crew members must have proof of personal medical cover, covering accidents and sickness, including local medical costs.


Potchefstroom is a university town, with many countries and athletes using the excellent facilities of the University as an off season training base. Accommodation in the form of guest houses or hotels is freely available, and can be found on the internet.


         Limited facilities are available for camping at the airfield.

Catering & Entertainment

  1. The gliding club has a fully functional restaurant, and will be serving breakfast and dinner each day.
  2. Evening events will be scheduled at the airfield. Depending on the weather and interest, day of afternoon trips to local game reserves can be organized.
  3. Events, catering details, menus, etc will be made available soon on our website. 

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