Post date: 06-Mar-2014 09:51:58

Thanks to all the members, the Club has been able to purchase 5 picnic tables with benches! See photo’s attached. Three picnic tables been put on the verandah, one in front and one under the tree. The old picnic table has been placed behind the club house.

Picnic Tables At SCARF - HIGHUP

It was great excitement at the Committee Meeting held last week. The Committee are planning nice happenings. Please diarise the following days. We were planning a Float Fly for this coming Sunday, but unfortunately the facilities are taken.


Wednesday 12th March at Steenmans Residence (Contact Dennis for Address) – 6pm for 6h30pm.

We will light fires at 6pm. Will show a few DVD on Aerobatic Flying and will have a Bring and Braai afterwards.

Aerobatic Competition – Fun Event! – Sunday 16th March and 18th May:

At Flying Field at 9h30am. Convener Jacques Grobler will have two manoeuvres planned to improve our members flying.

Weekend away – Odendaal’s residence outside Kokstad – 11th May 2014.

Please notify me as soon as possible as there are only two chalets available. Camping facilities also available.

There is a full size runway and a dam for float flying.

Xmas Function – 29th November - Venue to be announced closer to the time.

Any suggestions welcome.

PROFICIENCY TESTS: The Committee feels that we want to make it our aim to have all our members tested this year. Would it not be fantastic if we are the first Club in S.A. to be 100% rated. Dennis and Adi will be doing testing when at the flying field – so do not be surprised if they ask you to fly! The Solo, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Instructor tests are on the notice board. Start practising!

Kitty will place a list with all the rating on the board to motivate other members.

CLUB SHIRTS, CAPS AND BADGES; The Club has got a few XL Shirts left at R230, Embroidered badges at R30 and club stickers at R5. We can order caps again, but minimum quantity is R30. Please let me know if you are interested in shirts or caps, so I can order.

HONORS BOARD: The Club decided that we are going to have the majority rules printed on the board. Dennis and Kitty will organise this.

BRAAI: If small braai is used, please leave it on the veranda and not in the bathroom.

COLD DRINKS: Cold drinks are available at R10 each and a honesty box is placed on top of fridge. The profit gets used to purchase charcoal and fire lighters

WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK; The web site address is; and the Facebook page is: SCARF.

GAZEBO AND UMBRELLA: For those that would like extra shade there is an umbrella and gazebo in the bathroom. All members are most welcome to make use of it.

PILOT BOX: It was decided to build a pilot box for the fliers. Dennis and Jacques are convening this. Hopefully it will be in place in the next month.

SAFETY; The club has purchased a fire extinguisher ( High Time!) It will be positioned on the verandah and Jacques will also replenish our first aid box in the bathroom.

CLUB FEES : Club Fee were due on the 1st January 2014. R420 for members, R210 for Juniors and Non-Flying members.

You can bring the money to Kitty at Denkit Hobbies or do a direct transfer into Nedbank Corporate Saver, Acc no; 9003169899, Branch: 720026.

Please diarise Tuesday 6th May as the Annual General Meeting will take place at the Steenmans residence. Agenda will follow closer to the time.

Our thought are with Dave Parry that underwent heart surgery yesterday. He is stable and we wish him a speedy recovery. Hope to see the old Dave back at the field in a few weeks’ time!

Dave Claxton, our member from Durban posted the following on our Facebook page:


Fellow SCARF members, some of you may own or aspire to own a Scale Sailplane or powered 'Tug'.. You are very welcome to come along to our East Coast AeroTow Nomads 'Fly-in' which is taking place on a private airfield in the Southern Drakensberg in May. We have pilots and planes coming from as far off as Cape Town and Gauteng, and you will get to see really large scale gliders, some self-propelled, in action. For more information you can email me on or give me or Russ a call (Numbers on Flyer Below)