Orient Fly-In 2017

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Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport, in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. The word soaring is also used for the sport.
The Magalies Gliding Club which is situated 50kim West of Johannesburg, operating out of Orient airfield which has two 1500m grass runway strips.
The club fleet consists of 3 Grob G103 Twin Astir’s, 1 ASK7, 3 Grob G102 Astir CS’s, 1 Jeans Astir, 1 SF25 MotorFalke Motor Glider, 1 Piper Super Cub (180 hp) and a Cessna 182 tow Plane.
The 23rd September saw the annual return of the Orient Fly-In.The day started with a number arrivals of aircraft from various airfields from around the Gauteng area. The aircraft ranging from ultralights to a Boeing Stearman.
It was also a great day to experience the Magalies Gliding club in action as there were a number of glider launches during the course of the day, Orient airfield has some of the best thermal soaring conditions in the world and attracts some of the best gliders pilots from across the world.
The Maglies Gliding Club hosted the event and produced a lovely breakfast for pilots and the visiting public all for free.What great hospitality!
We would like to thank the Magalies Gliding club for the well planned event,especially Sean De Klerk the clubs chairman, Jason Adriaan as ATC and to all involved. We look forward to attending next years event.
If you would like to get involved with gliding please find the details below .
Should you wish to contact Magalies Gliding Club you can phone Carol 011 615 2461 or alternatively send an email to gliderflight@webmail.co.za

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