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Age Limitation

Postby Freek Stegmann » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:53 am

Good morning all,

Just a quickie... I am 59 years old, healthy and unfit. I weigh 85 kg and am well versed in virtual aviation; I was the chairman of the AVA (association of Virtual Aviation) and member of the Aeroclub thus, what I'm trying to say, is that I basically understand aviation and have extensive experience as Race Director for Virtual Air Racing as it is an accredited National Sport. (we fly for Provincial and National colours) I also have hundreds of ours online flying with full ATC etc.

I have accepted a position as GM on a game farm just outside Naboomspruit / Mookgophong and can get hold of an old Windlass Trike tandem which I would like to use to patrol the farm as we have a poaching and security problem. I would also like to to an early morning game spotting session to advise the rangers on where to take the guests for game drives.

After all of that... My question is whether I am too old to get the applicable license for a weight shift trike or not?
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby John.com » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:26 am

Freek Stegmann wrote:Good morning all,

Just a quickie... I am 59 years old, healthy and unfit. I weigh 85 kg and am well versed in virtual aviation; I was the chairman of the AVA (association of Virtual Aviation) and member of the Aeroclub thus, what I'm trying to say, is that I basically understand aviation and have extensive experience as Race Director for Virtual Air Racing as it is an accredited National Sport. (we fly for Provincial and National colours) I also have hundreds of ours online flying with full ATC etc.

I have accepted a position as GM on a game farm just outside Naboomspruit / Mookgophong and can get hold of an old Windlass Trike tandem which I would like to use to patrol the farm as we have a poaching and security problem. I would also like to to an early morning game spotting session to advise the rangers on where to take the guests for game drives.

After all of that... My question is whether I am too old to get the applicable license for a weight shift trike or not?
Greetings Freek, and welcome to real flying!

No, you are not too old . . . by about 20 years!

Go and do a class 4 medical test and see if you are medically fit to fly!

Let me know if you need any names of aviation doctors (and let me know the area you are currently in).

This sounds like a great way to kick off 2014!

Good Luck!

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Re: Age Limitation

Postby Freek Stegmann » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:38 am

Hi John, thanx for the reply; I am currently still in Randburg and would appreciate it if you could point me to a doctor...
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby John.com » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:45 am

Freek Stegmann wrote:Hi John, thanx for the reply; I am currently still in Randburg and would appreciate it if you could point me to a doctor...
Sure, I have sent Theunis de Bruin's contact details to your mobile #.

He is in Roodepoort but well worth the drive there!
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby nicow » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:17 pm

Freek Stegmann wrote:Good morning all,

Just a quickie... I am 59 years old, healthy and unfit. I weigh 85 kg and am well versed in virtual aviation; I was the chairman of the AVA (association of Virtual Aviation) and member of the Aeroclub thus, what I'm trying to say, is that I basically understand aviation and have extensive experience as Race Director for Virtual Air Racing as it is an accredited National Sport. (we fly for Provincial and National colours) I also have hundreds of ours online flying with full ATC etc.

I have accepted a position as GM on a game farm just outside Naboomspruit / Mookgophong and can get hold of an old Windlass Trike tandem which I would like to use to patrol the farm as we have a poaching and security problem. I would also like to to an early morning game spotting session to advise the rangers on where to take the guests for game drives.

After all of that... My question is whether I am too old to get the applicable license for a weight shift trike or not?
Freek,I'm at Potgietersrus,and can help you with your Windlass license. (!!)
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby Freek Stegmann » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:42 pm

Hi Nico, thanks; I actually sent you an email a few days ago but it might have gone to your spam folder.
I will definitely take you up on your offer.
Please be kind enough as to email me an estimated cost of the applicable license?
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby nicow » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:30 pm

Freek Stegmann wrote:Hi Nico, thanks; I actually sent you an email a few days ago but it might have gone to your spam folder.
I will definitely take you up on your offer.
Please be kind enough as to email me an estimated cost of the applicable license?
Mail sent... (!!)
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby CVStrong » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:02 pm

Freek,

Andy Branfield at medicross randburg is a great aviation medical guy. Their rooms can be contacted on 0117926391.

Be sure to have a chat with Andy before you go and do the tests, to make sure they know it is only a class 4 medical. The staff at medicross are all too keen to have all the tests done before you talk to him, and they just do everything that is required for a class 1, unless they are told otherwise.

Good luck with the latest adventure
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby Freek Stegmann » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:10 pm

Thank you very much for this CV, much appreciated as it will be much more convenient for me!!!
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby CVStrong » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:07 pm

Freek Stegmann wrote:Thank you very much for this CV, much appreciated as it will be much more convenient for me!!!
No Worries Freek, keep us all posted with your progress... it is always good to hear about what is happening with guys starting out... Brings back great memories...

You will be in Great Hands with Nico, he has a fantastic way of encouraging nervous newbies... He got me in the air at Numbi when I was still second guessing myself...

Have a good one

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Doctors Close to Fochville

Postby Nattyfish » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:12 am

Good Day
I know this is quite an old post :)
I am in Fochville and I need to do a type 4 medical , any info on doctors close by would be appreciated
If you could pm me or sms ,
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Re: Age Limitation

Postby klein » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:34 pm

Sorry for the high jack. ##

To get back to original posts, does anybody know if Freek is flying – done training? I see this is the only posts that came from him.

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