Proficiency testing and Braai
10:00 AM10:00

Proficiency testing and Braai

Proficiency tests during the whole weekend.  Please practise the rating that you would like to be tested for well in advance of the tests. Please ask for assistance from any instructor if you need any help.  Remember to print the test sheet of the rating required and bring it with you to the club

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Invite to a Fly weekend at the South Coast
to Apr 30

Invite to a Fly weekend at the South Coast

Fellow IRF Club members

I am busy organizing a fly-in at South Coast Association of Radio Flyers (SCARF) for the long week-end of 27th April to the 1st May 2018 which promises to be very enjoyable.

South Coast Association of Radio Flyers is situated on the Oribi Gorge Flats, ±30km’s North West from Port Shepstone, KZN, on a private farm with a full-size grass runway of ± 1 km. The owner of the field, Syd Latham, is very accommodating towards RC-flying and will most likely visit the club during the week-end.  The SCARF members are a bunch of nice guys and they enjoy the hobby just as much as we do. 

I have previously arranged fly-inns at SCARF in the early 2000’s which were well supported from pilots from Gauteng.  What also makes the weekend great, is that while we are flying, our beloved spouses can go sightseeing or go to the beach.

Although the Fly-in starts officially on Saturday the 28th April, we are welcome to fly on Friday the 27th April from 0800 onwards.  There will be a bring-and-braai on Saturday in the late afternoon/early evening.  on the Saturday, with a bring  SCARF will supply the braai fires. SCARF has excellent club facilities with electricity and toilets.  Pilots who would like to fly electric planes will be able to charge batteries at the field.  SCARF also has a Web and a Facebook page where you can go and have a look what the club entails.  I have also included some photos of my last visit to SCARF.


I usually stay in Southbroom but it is a fair distance from the flying field.  There is an Estate Agency in Southbroom (Realty-1) that have holiday accommodation available for those who are interested.  Accommodation is also available in Margate, Uvongo, Ramsgate, and Shelley Beach.  Mr Google will assist you in finding suitable accommodation in the area.

There is also accommodation closer to the club for example:

1.     The owner of the field apparently has a few chalets that he can rent out on a low-key basis (I will obtain more details and let you know if somebody is interested)

2.     Leopard Rock ( ± 4km from the flying field (stunning views)

3.     Oribi Gorge Hotel (± 7 km from Flying Field)

4.       Lake Eland (± 15 km from flying field) – this is a game reserve and offer a lot of activities for example Zipline, cycling etc.

 Unfortunately no turbine jets are allowed to fly at the club, as this is a working sugar cane farm and the fire risk is too high.

 I have also created a Whatsapp group for that weekend and I will gladly add you to the group if you are interested in joining us (this group is strictly to share info and not for chit-chat).

 Please let me know if you are interested in going.  We look forward to fly and have some fun together at SCARF.



Andre Beukes

083 657 2444

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Proficiency testing and Braai
to Feb 18

Proficiency testing and Braai

Proficiency tests during the whole weekend.  Please practise the rating that you would like to be tested for well in advance of the tests. Please ask for assistance from any instructor if you need any help.  Remember to print the test sheet of the rating required and bring it with you to the club

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IRF End year function
8:00 AM08:00

IRF End year function


Good day all IRF members, as the year is drawing to a close we would like to once again give a little more back to our members.

Please join us on this date for our year end function.

This year we are doing something different – LAMBS ON THE SPIT!

·        Each member and their immediate family (wife and live in kids) are more than welcome.

·        Additional guests are welcome at cost of R70pp but please limit these and RSVP is absolute a must.

·        Bring own chairs drinks and cutlery

Bring some money for a raffle!

The format will just be a fun fly day, “fly and spit”, not in garden, do not worry.

Please bring a delta wing or foamy for the “Air Race” and bring your paintball gun if you have one.

We will also have a few GPS speed meters available during the day, there will be a special honor bestowed to the person that can clock the fasted speed during the day. Bring that speed plane.


Provide number of immediate family and also number of additional portions needed.


Goeie dag alle IRF lede, soos die jaar is einde se kant toe staan ons wil graag weer 'n bietjie meer terug gee aan ons lede.

Vergesel ons asseblief op hierdie datum vir ons jaareindfunksie.

Hierdie jaar doen ons iets nuuts, LAMMERS OP DIE SPIT!

  • Soos altyd is elke lid en hul onmiddellike familie welkom (vrou en in bly kinders)
  • Gaste is welkom teen R70pp maar hou dit asb tot minimum en RSVP is MOET.
  • Bring eie stoele drankies en eetgerei

Bring geldjie vir “raffle”

Die formaat sal net 'n pret dag wees, "vlieg en spit". Nie in tuin nie so moet nie bekommerd wees nie.

Bring “foamie” vir die “Air Race” en ook jou “paintball” geweer.

GPS sal ook beskikbaar wees om spoed toetse te doen en spesiale eer sal die een wat vinnigste is te kom.


Verskaf aantal onmiddellike familie en ook bykomende porsies benodig.


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Warbird and Vintage Fly-inn
8:00 AM08:00

Warbird and Vintage Fly-inn

Good day all – Please read carefully

Our Vintage and Warbird day is scheduled to proceed on the 21st of October 2017.

Please join us for this day and come and show and tell and most importantly fly! Format will be fun and fly and braai, no competitions events and prizes to get in the way of flying.

We will do a bring and braai and IRF will provide fires. Limited refreshments and coffee will be available.

Warbirds of any era! Vintage we classify scale models from the 50’s and before. We also classify the stik a vintage RC plane for this event BUT only to include all members, Scale planes take precedence.

This event will not be advertised, nor will any fees be charged and it is classified as a “Fly-In” Neighboring club members and flying buddies can be invited in person, so please extend these invites.

Few of our members might also fly a Jet or two, please note to speak to me if you are planning to fly a jet if I have not done so before so that we can establish proper proficiencies are adhered to and inform ATC.

As I mentioned, Warbird and Vintage will take precedence in the air, when there are gaps other planes can fly.

Last but not least, SAMAA Solo is a must to fly or appropriate proficiency for type of plane. NOTE: NO planes exceeding 6M wingspan or 25kg allowed for this event.

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