News Report (Draft)

Post date: 13-Aug-2010 13:58:40

“SCARF is all GO for the new radio control model flying season.

The South Coast Association of Radio Flyers held its AGM on 11 August to elect the club committee and set the year’s flying program. This includes general flying days on weekends, competitions, proficiency demonstrations and arranged radio control flying training by a certified instructor, at the well appointed club house with full size grass runway on Syd Langton’s farm at Oribi Gorge (GPS S30 40 25.27 E030 14 36.81). Over 40 members fly a wide range of electric and gas powered planes and helicopters, as well as gliders which can be launched skywards with the club winch. This is a challenging hobby that the whole family can enjoy, with the excellent facilities at the club members regularly get together to socialize and braai. The radio and aircraft equipment choices today are vast and entry level options are now very reasonably priced, but before flying your new airplane, contact SCARF – this will ensure that it does more than just one flight!! Who knows, it may be the start of an aviation career, some of our young club pilots have graduated from radio control to command of full size commercial jet aircraft! Summer weekend fun events are also provided for, where aircraft are flown on floats from local dams, and even group weekends away such as at Albert Falls Dam, where camping or in chalets are usually arranged.

Members are reminded of the Fun-Fly round 3 event and Season kick–off brunch on 19 August, kindly confirm numbers by responding to the SMS invite that will be sent shortly. Visitors are also welcome to attend and participate in the brunch and day’s events, at a prepaid cost of R20 per adult / R10 per child, please call Kitty Steenmans on 083-254-3886.

For more information about the hobby and the club and its activities please go to or call the Secretary Dave Parry on 082 787 1141.”

“SCARF committee L-R; Dave Mullin, Mike Woodhead, Lewis Colman, Dave Parry, Dennis Steenmans. "


Dave Mullin