You know what they say: ďIf you want bad weather over a weekend, organise a flying event long in advance and itís bound to happen.Ē Well, the Weather gods didnít co-operate with us this past weekend, throwing winds that neared gale force across the runway at Baragwanath. Despite this, however, the Cub Day was a resounding success.

Members came in their droves, and enjoyed the camaraderie that the new clubhouse provides. While the wind blew outside, flying stories were swapped over a cup of coffee, bacon and egg roll, or a tub of home-made curry and rice.

A number of brave and intrepid pilots manned-up to the weather conditions and flew in, which resulted in a gaggle of Pipers and other old aircraft parked in the front of the clubhouse. The boys from the St Stithians Aviation Club were marshals for the event as well as helpers in the kitchen and for a number of the intended events.

Unfortunately, after Jason Beamish tested the conditions and tried to bust a few balloons, dropped the flour bombs and tested his skills at a spot landing, we decided that the conditions were not conducive to holding the competition and it was therefore cancelled. The hand-crafted trophies and awards have been locked in the clubhouse display cabinet and it was decided to postpone the competition for a future date.

Many thanks must go to all of the volunteers who helped during the course of the day including Mike Gill, Dave Gill, Gretchen Maruggi, Don Lucas, the St Stithians Boys College Aviation Club, Courtney Watson, Patrick Watson, Renier van Biljon, Kelly McAuley, Jo and Mark Munro for all of their efforts.

Many thanks also to the pilots who flew in and displayed their aircraft on the day.

Please see Upcoming Events page for time and date of the rescheduled event.

Courtney Watson

The artwork on the advertising poster done my Kelly McAuley.

The photographic slide show further below is thanks to the photographers of Avcom and John Austtin-Williams.

Visitors and locals included the following:
Piper Cub Day at Baragwanath
Johannesburg Light Plane Club 2 June 2013
PAST EVENT
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Make
Model
Registration
Cessna
140
NC72513
Cessna
140
ZS-BFI
Cessna
140
ZU-ECP
de Havilland
DH.82A Tiger Moth
ZS-CDJ
de Havilland
DH.82A Tiger Moth
ZS-UKW
de Havilland
DHC 1 Chipmunk
ZS-ULJ
de Havilland
DHC 1 Chipmunk
ZU-DXO
Evans
VP-1
ZU-ALT
Jabiru
J430
ZU-EPC
MicroWings
Cubby
ZU-CYB
MicroWings
Cubby
ZU-DLH
MicroWings
Cubby
ZU-DVH
Osprey
GP4
ZU-CLC
Piper
J3 Cub
ZS-AUY
Piper
J3 Cub
ZS-AWJ
Piper
J5 Cub
N35297
Piper
L-4 Cub
ZU-PJN
Piper
PA-11 Cub Special
ZS-VTT
Piper
PA-18 Super Cub
ZS-LHL
Piper
PA-18 Super Cub
ZS-PFZ
Piper
PA-18 Super Cub
ZU-ASI
Piper
PA-24 Comanche
ZS-WBN