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Mon, 07 Oct


Potchefstroom Airport (PCF)

South African National Gliding Championships

SSSA affiliated to the Aeroclub of South Africa which in turn represents all the sporting bodies at the CAA.

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South African National Gliding Championships
South African National Gliding Championships

Time & Location

07 Oct 2019, 08:00 – 12 Oct 2019, 15:00

Potchefstroom Airport (PCF), Potchefstroom, South Africa

About the event


  1. 55 entries MAXIMUM. Please submit your entry form & entry fees early to ensure acceptance.
  2. Early payment, and notification of your intention to enter is essential, and will be appreciated so that the relevant organizational arrangements can be made, e.g. number of tugs, amount of fuel, no. of tow ropes, etc. that will be required. Also for catering purposes.
  3. As always, we would like to have some keen and eager volunteers to assist with some of the tasks, in order to spread the load.
  4. Competing pilots should have their own crew member, if at all possible. Please do not expect other pilots’ crew members to run around for all those of you who do not have crew.  Those of you without CREW, will be charged an additional amount (R700 extra), so that we can arrange & pay for some helpers.
  5. Gliders carrying water are advised that they should NOT dump water on the scale. They must go-around and join the queue again having dumped the water off the scale.
  6. FAI competitors licence: Overseas competitors & SA pilots will be required to have this.

Overseas pilots would also need to obtain a South African licence validation.  Pilots must have a valid FAI competitor’s licence. 

SA Pilots – please ensure you have an FAI competitor’s license for 2019 (R210.00) as this is a

requirement for the Nationals.

  1. Camping is possible on the airfield at no cost (for those unfamiliar to Potch, the Clubhouse offers ablution facilities, as well as a place to spend time away from the tent/caravan). There are numerous Bed & Breakfasts establishments in Potchefstroom – Google will assist you.
  2. There will be catering (meals & snacks) available at the airfield throughout the contest.
  3. Contest officials will be:

Contest Director:         Oscar Goudriaan/Uys Jonker            Safety Officer:         TBA

Meteorology:                TBA                                                       I/C Task Setting:     TBA

I/C Tugs:                       TBA                                                       Admin/finance:       Carol Clifford


15m/Std & 2-seater:

Entry Fee paid by 30th August           R2 800.00 (includes Opening & Prize Giving dinners for pilot)

Club class:

Entry Fee paid before 30th August    R2 000.00 (includes Opening & Prize Giving dinners for pilot)


Late entry fee for all classes, if paid after 30th August R3 600.00

Cape pilots (to hopefully help towards the cost of your travelling) provided paid by 30th August the entry fee of R2800 will be reduced to R2000, and for the Club class R2000 will be reduced to R1500.

Daily fees:    Pilots not participating for the full duration:          R600.00 per day 

Expected Tow fees:  (subject to fuel prices closer to the time)

All tow fees will be advised in Bulletin 2                                         t.b.a.

Payments to be made to: Soaring Society of South Africa (SSSA), Standard Bank, Bedford Gardens (018305), a/c 022 529 373.  Reference please include:   your name & SANats2019

All Communications please to:  Carol –

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