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
© The Johannesburg Light Plane Club
JLPC Baragwanath
Syferfontein Airfield, South Africa

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