Saturday, February 19, 2011

Training and Testing Skills

DDRF Proficiency Dates

26 March 2011 (Saturday)

26 June 2011 (Sunday)

24 September 2011 (Saturday)

27 November 2011 (Sunday)

Attached find some helpful hints (Training and explanation guide) from SAMAA and the proficiency requirements that you must look at. I spoke to SAMAA during this week and what they would also like us to do like we mentioned is that when we have the whiteboard sessions we must give the pilots a reasonable test and after completion keep it on record with the pilots training file. I agree with them that we not just test the pilot’s skills but also there knowledge.

We will be having a white board session shortly in the next two to three weeks.

Please if there are any questions feel free to email me.


Wayne Wallace

DDRF Instructor

Friday, February 18, 2011

D.D.R.F. Upcoming Events

Hello all Pilots,
As I'm the new committee member responsible for "Events" at DDRF, and I'm glad to announce the dates of the following events.
Please pencil these into your calendars.
DDRF Event Dates
6 March 2011 (Sunday)- Introduction to Aerobatics (Pattern Flying)
20 March2011 (Sunday) - Fun Fly
2 July 2011 (Sunday) - Fun Fly
8 October 2011 (Sunday) - Fun Fly
Regarding the first event on 6 March :-
Introduction to Aerobatics
For anyone who has an interest in taking their flying to a completely new height, Pattern flying may be for you.
We're having a 2-hour session on Introduction to Aerobatics referencing the Special Interest Group MAASA, otherwise know as Pattern Flying.
The idea here is to introduce you to this discipline and give you the basics to start. You do not need to be a brilliant flier to start Pattern Flying, just
the desire to learn aerobatics is all you need (and a solo rating with at least 1 years flying experience I guess)
Date: 6 March 2011
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Venue: DDRF Club (under the thatched gazebo)
1. Introduction to MAASA
2. Understanding the different classes
3. Reading Aretsi diagrams (flying schedules)
4. Flying pattern schedules
5. Basic aircraft setup
6. All about the monthly competitions (judges, scoring, the flight box etc…)
7. Demonstration flights of the Novice Schedule, Sportsmans Schedule and F3A Schedule
The demonstration flights will be done by Pierre Marais who is South Africa's no.2 pilot and will be one of 3 guys representing South Africa in this years world champs in USA.
Pierre will show how good one can get, and the F3A schedule he flies will totally blow your mind - don’t miss this !!
Afterwards, there will be a Braai and boerrie rolls will be served.
Please let me know who will attend this event so we can cater adequately. Just "Reply" to this email to confirm your attendance.
Ray Jamieson

Heli Cam Onboard at DDRF - Sorry for the Vibration!

Scale Dead Stick

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sport Planes for Sale

Hi Everyone,

I have the following 2 Sport Planes for Sale:

World Models Extra 330L 60

Engine OS 1.08, Pitts Muffler

Servos: All Futaba, Ailerons S3010, Rudder S3010, Elevator 2xS3001

2S Battery with Step down



World Models CAP232 46

Engine Irvine 61

Servos: All Futaba, Ailerons S3003, Rudder S3001, Elevator S3003

2S Battery with Step down

Receiver NOT Included


Pics Attached. If you are interested I can send more pics.



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Monday, February 14, 2011


Hi Guys,

Herewith the pics from Sunday, not to many as I wasn't there for very long.
I was away this weekend so no Saturday pics, sorry.


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