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"Spoilt by Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

Postby alanmack » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:34 am

As a minimum MISASA is to stage an event per quarter in 2012. Have your say and suggest events or comments on planned events.

The first planned event for 2012 is

The MISASA Microflight Africa "Spoilt By Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

When: 4 February 2012
Where: Tedderfield
Summary: Aircraft to be entered in categories of R100,000 starting at R0 to <R100k. All types to compete in price brackets. Pricing to exclude VAT but to include a registered aircraft ready to fly with everything needed to fly in uncontrolled airspace. "Best in class" trophies to be awarded. The idea is to have a FUN day and share it with those interested in aviation.

Shootout rules
1. The same plane can be entered in multiple categories eg add instruments to increase the price. Do you buy a more expensive plane with less instruments or a cheaper one with more instruments?
2.The purchase price at the spec provided determines the category.
3. Cost (ex VAT) to include a hand over price where a licenced owner can jump in and fly in uncontrolled airspace. eg must have registration lettering, ATF, headsets etc
4. A plane of that type must be on display by the person entering it on behalf of the supplier.
5. The plane on display need not be fitted with the extras specified in the specification.
6. Trikes, Conventional Microlights and LSA Microlights will all compete in mixed price range categories that they enter for. The idea is to deliberate and give an opinion on what you would spend your money on. It is subjective but a good guide to someone that whats to buy a plane. What do I buy and what should come with it?
7. The "best in class" trophy will be presented with a citation that will specify why the judges made their selection.
8. The Judges decision will be final once the Trophies are presented. Contestants may submit objections to the Ed. Members may debate entries on microlighters. facebook etc Members may volunteer to join a judging panel for a category selected eg R300k to <R400k.
9. Event communication
- PRO : External
- It is in the African Pilot Magazine that goes to print today in the calendar, it will be featured in African Pilot in the January edition and in their Newsletter.
- So far entries are in for the JK-05, Topaz, SLING 600 and Foxbat these are featured in the next Microflight africa magazine.
- Flight Schools and others will man info desks
- MISASA info desk with Alex on Safety ( old mag's to be available)
- Com's:
> Shootout entries to be sent to Alan Hussey or John Boucher - forms to be placed on the MISASA website.
> fly-in breakfast - let us know if you are to attend - this will help catering
> braai pack orders - order in advance to ensure that you get one.
> MISASA Online Shop: Embroidered clothing, panel stickers etc will be on display to gauge interest and to take orders for display items and for extra caps, badges, DVD's etc
> All sections of the Aero Club to be invited to display and participate- Rob McFie to be the on site ATC and to organise and manage a PA system
- Competitions
> Mervyn to manage a spot landing competition and fun event itinerary > bog roll cutting etc
9. The Editor will not "Judge" but will be the shootout office of appeal. The Ed will have the final decision on all matters.
10.Donald to chair the panel of judges and to have a casting vote if the group of judges appointed to judge a given category do not agree. An award citation is to be prepared and will be read out at the prize giving as to why the winner is "best in class."
11. Prize per category will be a Trophy and a free full page advert in Microflight Africa.

Fly-in
1. All welcome open to the public. It is to be an aircraft show and fun day.
2. Prize for best trike and best LSA to arrive.
4. Air Magic have agreed to display their products and will provide wing tip lights as a prize for the most "spit and polish" on a trike that is on display. The lights will be fitted at Tedderfield on the day.

Photo Competition
Entries for the annual prize to be on display. The annual prize is a very very special helmet to the value of R6,000. This helmet is to be on display and the spec sheet will be on the MISASA website with photos as soon as it is made. It is a special Air Magic product sponsored by Paul Lintott for the competition. Yes it has coms and a whole lot more. Entries for the competition close at 11am on 4 February and the prize will be awarded and presented (if the winner is there) on 4 February. Send entries to nemo@webo.co.za All entries can be seen at http://community.webshots.com/user/alanmack777

Catering
1. Breakfast to be available (paid for by members/public)
2. Beverage to be available.
3. Braai's to be available for a "bring and braai"
4. Catering to be outsourced plus a sheep on spit to be provided by MISASA as relish

Prize Giving
1. At 1 pm
2. Best fly-in trike
3. Best fly-in LSA
4. Attendance award to all members present - MISASA flight suit Badge and Cap
5. Category winners - Trophies to be the New Microflight Africa Glass Feather Award Design but with Shootout "Best in Class" insignia
6. Other prizes to be announced

MISASA Committee Meeting open to members
1. At 3pm

HAVE YOUR SAY: EG - SHOULD WE HAVE AN EVENING FUNCTION TOO?

If you just cannot wait the mag can be seen at http://community.webshots.com/user/alanmack777 - it is the Xmas issue
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Re: "Spoilt by Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

Postby nicow » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:47 pm

I'll organise a fly in breakfast for MISASA pilots in Limpopo for next year.
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Re: "Spoilt by Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

Postby alanmack » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:01 pm

Great idea
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Re: "Spoilt by Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

Postby ZULU1 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:17 pm

Alan, this is effectively what the UK has in the form of "Popham" in the summer and in the Winter " The Flying show" at the NEC Birmingham. Popham is the fly in version with camping and other activities and its massive after having been to one. The French have the Blois show and even more spectacular than the rest put together the Coupe D Icare.

Unfortunately in South Africa there are not that many suppliers of Aviation equipment so it limits the number of stalls and other goodie centres. Even the standard air shows these days are lacking suppliers and most stalls sell the normal books and toy airplanes and so on. Its actually so sad that something simple for GA such as a "remove before flight" device was being imported. Crazy as we were making them for trikes (and now GA). This shows the state of aviation in the country. Having said that look at MGLs products as an example of what is being achieved. Hats off also to the Sling, Bushbaby and the Cheetah. Jenyas in there with the best as well as Jag air out at Cullinan. But is that really all thats left locally made ? Chrisnic make some nice Led strobes and who else is making products. Must be flying suits, windsocks, hangars, plane covers, training manuals, maps, GPS software and probably iPhone apps ? But lets see them and at the very least the manufacturers can network. A very good Rotax regulator is made by Amptronics, lets see these chaps...and also see what else they make as the core industry. As an example does anybody reading this know about Gelvenor textiles and what wonderful products they manufacture ? Google it and then decide for yourself. Yes Made in South Africa and where do they exhibit ? The Coupe D Icare !

May I suggest to MISASA that as well as the "shoot out" that is planned that other sections of the aero club are invited. Then they go round up the suppliers of hardware and attempt to arrange a lets call it "trade show". It will at least create an awareness of aviation. Hopefully give the schools some much needed revenue and this will spin off to other sections of the manufacturing base. I would imagine the Flight sim pilots would be a prime target market ? Lets see the kit available, round them up !

Lay on a evening function, and make facilities for camping. That is convenient for many that will fly in.

This show must work but it takes participation by all areas of Aviation. The magazines need to actually sponsor it as in the UK with Todays Pilot.

Tedderfield is a good site with the Airplane factory being there.

Regarding Nicos fly in. We may just come up to that area also next year.

Go for it. We will vote with our feet.

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Re: "Spoilt by Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

Postby alanmack » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:06 am

Hey Paul - Do you think that I would misplace a gift?

See:

http://sports.webshots.com/album/135238007XlImSC



PS Great ideas
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Re: "Spoilt by Choice" Aircraft Leaderboard Shootout

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