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Manual of Procedure

The Official SSSA Manual of Procedure

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Preamble to the Manual of Procedure of the Soaring Society of South Africa

  • The Manual of Procedure document serves to define the functions of the SSSA and the operating procedures of the SSSA as the ARO for gliding operations in South Africa. The current online version of the SSSA Manual of procedure has not yet been formally approved by SA CAA, however SA CAA has concented to it's use 'as-is' until such time as formal approval is granted
  • The document serves to assist the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Regulations Committee in the development of legislation and technical standards suitable for gliding operations in South Africa.
  • The document is based on international gliding best practice and is compliant with the current legislation.
  • The oversight of gliding operations in South Africa is performed by the SSSA and is based on adherence to this Manual of Procedure.
  • This document is under the responsibility of the SSSA Exco. Any changes to this document are to be approved by the SSSA Exco Chairman as a minimum. It is the responsibility of all parties involved to make sure they have the latest issue of this manual.

SA Gliding Records

South African Gliding Records
Last updated: 29 June 2009

OPEN CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 11/89 H H Fischer Ventus 737,4km
Free Out-and-Return Distance 1/97 H H Fischer/S Haselum Nimbus 3DM 892,2km
Free Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Free Triangle Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Straight Distance to a Goal 11/89 H H Fischer Ventus A 737,4km
Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Out-and Return Distance 12/90 H H Fischer Ventus A 1006,3km
Triangle Distance 1/95 H H Fischer Ventus A 1112,0km
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 129.24kph
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 11/75 K Goudriaan ASW 17 172,0km/h
300km Triangle 12/84 G P Dunbar Ventus B 161,1km/h
500km Triangle 12/94 H H Fischer Ventus A 154,6km/h
750km Triangle 1/90 H H Fischer Ventus A 155,5km/h
1000km Triangle 1/95 H H Fischer Ventus A 169,7km/h
1250km Triangle 12/97 H H Fischer/B Louch Nimbus 3DM 143/0km/h
1500km Triangle        
         
Altitude Records        
Absolute Altitude 8/77 D Becke   11640m
Gain of Height        
         
15M CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 11/92 H H Fischer Ventus 679,7km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance 12/05 Sven Olivier ASW 27 1044.6km
Free Triangle Distance 01/09 M. Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1021.7km
Straight Distance to a Goal 11/92 H H Fischer Ventus A 679,7km
Three Turn Point Distance 12/05 Sven Olivier ASW 27 1028.4km
Out-and Return Distance 12/93 H H Fischer Ventus A 1006,3km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 129.24kph
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 145,0km/h
300km Triangle 12/92 H H Fischer Ventus A 152,9km/h
500km Triangle 12/91 G Anderson VentusB 159,6km/h
750km Triangle 12/91 H H Fischer Ventus A 140,6km/h
1000km Triangle 01/09 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 136.14km/h
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
CLUB CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance        
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal        
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance        
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle        
500km Triangle        
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
STANDARD CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance        
Free Out-and-Return Distance 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 538.5km
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 538.5km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle 12/84 R Bradley LS4 135,3km/h
500km Triangle 12/06 Douglas Bradley LS7 129.24kph
750km Triangle 12/75 H D Hentschel Std Cirrus 106,7km/h
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
18M CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance        
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Free Triangle Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Straight Distance to a Goal        
Three Turn Point Distance 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 1108km
Out-and Return Distance        
Triangle Distance 11/05 Uys Jonker AHS 26 1009.3km
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle        
500km Triangle        
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle 12/08 M Mc Lauchlan ASG 29 142.75kph
1250km Triangle        
1500km Triangle        
         
TWO SEATER CLASS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 11/77 T Biggs/S Murray Janus 500,0km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal 1/90 F J + G H le Roux Twin Astir 152,8km
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance 1/88 T Biggs/R Sinclair Janus C 642,0km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 11/77 T Biggs/S Murray Janus C 145,0km/h
300km Triangle 11/85 T Biggs/P Marshall Janus C 146,0km/h
500km Triangle 11/77 T Biggs/S Murray Janus C 140,0km/h
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
         
FEMALE Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 12/62 B Rowell   225,0km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal 12/62 B Rowell   225,0km
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance 12/67 Y Leeman   620,6km
Triangle Distance        
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 145,0km/h
300km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 144,0/km/h
500km Triangle 12/84 S Beatty ASW 20B 123,6km/h
750km Triangle 12/90 S Beatty ASW 20B 127,0km/h
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle        
         
SLMG RECORDS Date Name Glider Performance
         
Distance records        
Free Distance 1/97 H H Fischer/D Fischer Nimbus 3DM 679,7km
Free Out-and-Return Distance        
Free Three Turn Point Distance        
Free Triangle Distance        
Straight Distance to a Goal 1/97 H H Fischer/D Fischer Nimbus 3DM 679,7km
Three Turn Point Distance        
Out-and Return Distance        
Triangle Distance 12/92 M Stehr Ventus CM 1006,8km
         
Speed Records        
500km Out-and-Return        
1000km Out-and-Return        
1500km Out-and-Return        
         
100km Triangle        
300km Triangle        
500km Triangle 1/93 H Stehr Ventus CM 153,1km/h
750km Triangle        
1000km Triangle        
1250km Triangle 12/97 H H Fischer/B Louch Nimbus 3DM 143/0km/h


LIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN PILOTS WITH 1000km FAI DIPLOMAS

No Date Distance Glider Pilot Place
12 20/01/75 1008.3km ASW17 Klaas Goudriaan Odendaalsrust
74 12/12/86 1012.91km LS-3 Helmut H Fischer Bitterwasser
146 22/12/89 1025.41km Ventus Helmut H Fischer Gariep
147 01/01/90 1024.3km Ventus Herbert Stehr Gariep
148 01/01/90 1006.0km LS-6 Arthur Langley Gariep
216 20/01/93 1007.6km VentusCM Michael Gerhard Stehr Gariep
217 20/01/93 1007.6km VentusB Tim Mouat Biggs Gariep
256 05/01/95 1007.6km Nimbus 2 Ian David Forbes Gariep
258 30/12/94 1007.6km VentusBT Geoff Tabbner Gariep
260 21/12/94 1002.1km ASW20 Michael Stanley Hunt Gariep
321 27/12/97 1020.8km Nimbus3 Dick Bradley Mafikeng
385 25/11/00 1014km Nimbus3 John Robert Paul Coutts Mafikeng
494 20/12/05 1028.4km ASW27 Sven Olivier Worcester
495 01/11/05 1009.3km ASH26 Uys Jonker Potchefstroom


Old Records

ABSOLUTE ALTITUDE
Date Class Name Glider Altitude
7/84 DO I Muller   24580ft
         
SPEED OVER A TRIANGULAR COURSE 100 KM
Date Class Name Glider Speed
1/66 DO Y Leeman   110,2km/h
12/67 D15 A Human/Y Leeman   90,9km/h
1/72 DO T Biggs   139,3km/h
         
SPEED OVER A TRIANGULAR COURSE 300 KM
Date Class Name Glider Speed
12/84 D15 I Muller/C Muller Janus C 123,0km/h
12/84 DO I Muller   138,7km/h
         
SPEED OVER A TRIANGULAR COURSE 500 KM
Date Class Name Glider Speed
12/84 DO I Muller   130,0km/h

The Exco Commitee

Soaring Society of South Africa

This committee is appointed by the constituent clubs and is responsible for the portfolios below: 

 

Executive Committee

 

Chairman

Dirk Smit

082 558 3914

ssmovers@iafrica.com

 

Vice Chairman

Gary Whitecross

082 553 2204

gary@xnet.co.za

 
 

Secretary and Treasurer

SA Team Manager

Carol Clifford

011 615 2461

bobcar@global.co.za

1 Leicester Road

Kensington

2094

 

Head of Technical Subcommittee

Uys Jonker

083 377 4623

uys@jonkersailplanes.co.za

 

Head of Safety & Instruction Subcommittee

Gary Whitecross

082 553 2204

gary@xnet.co.za

 

Club Chairmen Members

 

Dick Bradley

083 280 1028

rbradley@telkomsa.net

 

Jac Snyman

083 788 1422

Jac.snyman@gmail.com

 

Uys Jonker

083 377 4623

uys@jonkersailplanes.co.za

 

Peter How

083 265 0581

afriair@mweb.co.za

 

Pieter Nouwens

083 639 1198

pieter@nouwenscustom.co.za

 

Editor of SA Soaring

Peter Lewis

editor@sssa.org.za

 

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