FLYING BC - March 2002
FLYING BC - February 2003
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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Jan. 31, 2003) - To honor the 100th anniversary of powered flight a group of South African EAAers is planning to fly their airplanes to EAA AirVenture 2003. Homebuilder Chalkie Stobbart is organizing SA2USA-2003, as the flight is called, and he has prior experience, flying his 1941 Fairchild F24W-41A from Johannesburg to Oshkosh with fellow EAAer Peter Hengst in 1992.
Hengst and Stobbart will make a quicker trip this time, flying Stobbart’s RV-6 (ZU-EAA). About 30 aircraft owner/operators have expressed interest in joining the caravan, far exceeding the seven to 10 he expected. Other homebuilders, including three RV-6s, have expressed interest, as has an RV-8 pilot (if he can extend the airplane’s range to the minimum of 1,200 nm plus reserves) as well as a locally developed homebuilt, the RAVEN 500. A number of Piper and Cessna aircraft also plan to participate, as does a Beech Staggerwing.
The group plans to depart from the Durban Wings Club air show on July 12 and work its way to Oshkosh through Namibia, Angola, Gabon, Ghana, Senegal, Western Sahara, Spain, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. The EAA Government and Industry Relations department is assisting with the necessary paperwork.
As in years past, a large contingent of South African EAAers will arrive on commercial flights. Neil Bowden, who has been bringing South African EAAers to Oshkosh since 1997, is organizing one commercial flight. More than 80 people have already made plans to stay at Camp Scholler, with about 100 expected to arrive on July 27 and stay through August 3. Another group of about 80 EAAers, organized by Calvin Fabig, will depart from Cape Town, Bowden said.
SA2USA-2003 organizers are also hoping to raise additional money to start an equivalent to the EAA Young Eagles project to enable children to experience flying for themselves. They also hope to initiate projects that either subsidize or assist disadvantaged young men and women to take up a career in aviation. For more information on the flight, visit www.sa2usa2003.com, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
South African EAAers Will Fly-In to EAA AirVenture
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