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NEWS LETTER 22 NOVEMBER 2017

22 Nov 2017

 

Good day All

 

So we fast reaching the silly season please guys be safe up there let’s try make this an incident free holiday season, this year hasn’t been great safety wise but it can be stopped if everyone just takes a little more care of their own actions.

Talking about safety Thursday 23 November is your last chance to make the safety first aviator talk, the team will be at Krugersdorp (FAKR)and are planning a bumper addition with lots of prize giveaways. Please try make it, it’s definitely worth it.

 

 

Johannesburg Skydiving club are hosting the Tonto Boogie 2017 at Carletonville - 24 -26 November 2017

Please ensure you have pre-registered.

Manifest will be open for bookings.

8 way skills camp on Friday and Sat

Night Jumps are Friday night

Balloon and Helicopter jumps are Saturday morning

Big way, multiple plane jumps are Saturday pm and Sunday

Load organised Wingsuit and AE jumps are happening Fri-Sun

Please ensure you have booked your slots.

JSC works on a pre-pay system, so ensure your jump account is fully loaded.

 

 

Springs Club Championship Rally Challenge

 

SPRINGS HAVE CALLED OUT SECUNDA, ERMELO AND ALL RALLY PILOTS!!!

Great Prizes and enjoyable company

Agenda:

24th Novembe 2017

17h30 - Arrivals

18h00 - Class starts ( maps will be handed out to work out the route for the next day and Jonty Esser will give a full briefing on how to fly the rally. )

20h30 - Braai and Social

 

25th September 2017

 

08h30 - Briefing

09h00 - Short 1 hour class for the Pilots that could not make the evening class

10H30 - First Aircraft

15h30 - Prize Giving

 

 

SCENIC FLIGHT OVER JOHANNESBURG

Hosted by Springbok Classic Air

Beechcraft B18 20 minute scenic flight over Johannesburg, departing from Springbok Classic Air's offices. Fly from Rand Airport south of the Johannesburg CBD, overflying the Turfontein Racetrack, around Gold Reef City, past Soccer City towards North Cliff, Randburg, to the Dome, Monti Casino, Megawatt Park, around Santon, Wanderers, Ellis Park and back to Rand Airport! Price per passenger: R680.

 

FIRST FLIGHT TO ASCENSION ISLAND

Posted on November 21, 2017 by St Helena Government

The regular commercial charter service between St Helena and Ascension Island began this weekend with the first flight landing at Wide-awake Airfield, Ascension, on the afternoon of Saturday, 18 November 2017.

 

Ascension Island Administrator, Marc Holland, said:

“I’m delighted the first inter-Island flight went so smoothly and with monthly flights from now on, the historic links between the Islands and Saints will be preserved. It was great to see all the organisations on Ascension and St Helena pulling together to make the flight a success.

 

On a personal note, I am delighted to have seen this project through to completion before my term as Administrator comes to an end on Wednesday.”

 

Airlink’s Embraer E190 aircraft took off from Ascension early on Sunday, 19 November, and arrived at St Helena Airport two hours later before the onward journey to Johannesburg.

Governor Lisa Phillips was a passenger on the first flight to Ascension, taking the opportunity to stay overnight and meet with Councillors and residents.

 

Governor Lisa said:

“It was a privilege to be on the first inter-island air link between St Helena and Ascension. The flight was very smooth and it was amazing to get between the two parts of the territory in less than two hours. The inter-island flight is a specially arranged charter by employers on Ascension for their employees and will provide a critical transport link.”

This commercial charter service to Ascension will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

 

VIRGINIA AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT BID REJECTED 

 

City’s Virginia Airport development plan fails to take off.

 

 

THE eThekwini Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) has rejected the unsolicited bid to develop the  Virginia Airport site. On Wednesday, the BAC announced at an open public meeting that they were accepting the recommendation made by National Treasury to reject the proposal on the basis that it did not comply with the requirements of accepting an unsolicited bid as per section 37 of the eThekwini Supply Chain Management (SCM) Policy.

In 2015, the City said the airport would be replaced by a R6.1-billion development from Seaworld Investments Holdings (Pty) Ltd which would have comprised of a hotel, upmarket residential houses as well as leisure and related developments. Operators were told they would be given a three year lease after which time they would have to move to Scottburgh on the South Coast.

 

The news has been welcomed by Durban North ward councillor, Shaun Ryley, who hailed the decision a victory for both residents and the airport operators.

 

“The decision of the BAC today has vindicated our assertion that the bid itself, as well as the decision to even consider it – was completely irrational and fraught with non-compliance with the SCM policy. We are not opposed to development in the city of Durban so long as it follows the correct process and it is open to everybody.

“This whole process has only succeeded in doing one thing – that is to stifle investment in the Virginia Airport for the past six years in order to make the facility seem unfeasible. The airport has the potential to be a significant contributor to the economy of this city and the municipality should be looking at ways to ensure its viability. This decision can only be described as a victory for accountability and transparency,” Ryley said.

 

 

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