The Childrens Nav- Margate 2018

24 Apr 2018


A smaller event to the main annual September event, the Children’s Nav is about giving Children who’ve never flown or seen the Ocean the chance to experience it through the Spirit of Ubuntu and the heart of Aviation.

On the 20th of April, 15 Children and four Foster parents were flown to Margate by a group of pilots who answered the call of our children.

The flight was routed via Witbank for fuel direct to Margate, in the end six of the seven aircraft arrived at destination as scheduled while one diverted to Grand Central due to a toppled A/H, those children and nanny were flown to Durban by Kulula later on and re-joined the party that night.

On arrival Shaun at The Deck Restaurant very  treated the children to Burgers and Milkshakes and a Jumping Castle to kick off the hospitality from numerous local helping hands in Margate.

The children were treated to their first sight and swim in the ocean and various fun activities, including go Karting, the crocodile farm, the butterfly farm and other crafts at the Earthworm Back Packers.

 On the last night the Children were awarded certificates for their first flight and ocean visit, and they in turn awarded wings to the Pilots.

Cemair Airline very kindly assisted the event by flying 14 of the group home on Sunday due to technical issues with three of the Aircraft scheduled to fly.

A very special thank you to the numerous sponsors, the great pilots and most of all the Children who behaved so well and were a delight to host.

We are very pleased with the outcome and look forward to similar initiatives in the future. Now to prepare for the Childrens Flight 2018.

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Please support all the very generous sponsors of this event


Maranda van Dam, Fancy Incorporated, Event Kit Design and Manufacture


Inkspot - Printing Sponsorship


Ackerman’s Pharmacy - Kiddies Items


Flightline Weekly - Media Sponsorship


Cemair - B190 Flight, Facilitation Sponsorship


Margate Sports Academy - Initial Accomodation Sponsorship


Shaun Haycock - C206 Pilot, Event Kit Sponsor


Warwick Diesel - Transport in Margate Sponsor


Henri Westermann - Lancair Pilot, Standby Accomodation


Oom Nico Smith - C210 Pilot


Adrian Barry of WannaFly - 1000 liters of Avgas


Marcel Myburgh - Socata Rally Pilot


Tristan Brouard - Sling 4 Pilot, Standby Pilot


Oom Bennie du Plessis - Bonanza Pilot, Seat Sponsor


Cemair Crew - Schedule to Margate


Ana Luis - Germiston Children, Mega Sponsorship Organizer, Caps and Model Planes


Melissa Botha, Raising Aiden - Cupcakes


Acorn Foundation - Children and Affiliate Sponsorships


Jose Luis - Event Kits


Nella Luis - Drinking Water


Jorge Luis - Event Kits


Claudio Gaspari - Event Kits


Sue Smit - Acorn Foundation, Mega Sponsor Organizer


Paul McKibbin - West Rand Children


Nigel Musgrave - Safety Officer


Garth Calitz - Editor Of Flightline Weekly


Tziporah Henstock - Children from Jhb


Caylee Oosthuizen - Collection Of Caps, logistical support, lanyards and badges


Antya Roos - Initial Manager Of The Deck


The Deck - Lunch at the Airport


Clint from Kart Freaks - Go Karting


Roy and Debbie from Dolphins pub and grill- burgers at the go karting


Wafflehouse - Waffles for the Children


Earthworm Backpackers - Accomodation


Kart Freaks Trailer Hire - Fund Sponsorship


Blue Chip Flight School - Fund Sponsorship


Eagle Air - Mellisa Nel and Oom Percy Rudman’s Piper Cherokee


Raw Aviation - Mark Miller C206 discount and sponsorship of fund raising.


Trevor Williams - Rockwell Commander Pilot


Beatrix and David Gade - C206 Owners


Ralph Miskey - C206 Pilot


Handre Scheepers - C210 Pilot


Michael Ferguson - Paper Plane, Inspiration


Yehuda Gosher - Shirt Collection


Shirene Watson - Cemair Representative B190


Bianca from Urban Spoon - Catering


Delphine Lewis - Shaun Haycock C206 Sponsor


Brandon - Collection and Courier of Beach Bags, and Cooler Boxes


Christa - C&S Accounting-Margate Treats


Ravi Vansia - Cherokee Pilot


Domonique Dantú - Cherokee Pilot


Kerry Hoffmeyer - Tembisa Children


Justin - Standby Pilot


Mark - Standby Pilot


Daniel Hoffman - Ops


Bertus Wheeler - Flight Follower


Dino Padayachee - Langamed Emergency Response Vehicle at Witbank


Wesley Sampson - Flight Ops Cemair Margate


Vicky Karropoulos - Kiddies Towels


Mannie from Westpack Lifestyle - Kids Buckets and Spades


C&S Accounting- fishing nets and sweet packs


Margate Airport


Erika’s Embroidery - Children’s Nav Beach Towels


Riverbend Crocodile Farm - Excursion


Margate Butterfly Farm - Excursion


Lawyer Duncan Rowe - Legal Team


Zirk van Zelm - Navajo Pilot 


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