SLING 4 AROUND THE WORLD ARRIVAL CELEBRATIONS – PARTY INVITE TO ALL FRIENDS, AVIATORS, INTERESTED PEOPLE AND PARTY ANIMALS
The weather being willing the Sling 4 and her brave crew will be arriving back in South Africa on Friday 23 September 2011, having flown from Rio de Janiero to Cape Town, a record breaking and epic last leg of her around the world flight. Please follow progress on our website, www.airplanefactory.co.za. On Saturday morning, 24 September 2011 the Sling 4 will fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg to complete the circumnavigation. The occasion warrants a major celebration of the very high standard expected by The Airplane Factory of all its activities. So –
PLEASE JOIN THE AIRPLANE FACTORY FOR THE ARRIVAL PARTY
WHEN – Saturday afternoon, evening and night, 24 September 2011, starting with the arrival of the Sling 4 and her intrepid crew at Tedderfield Air Park in Johannesburg (ie – about 14h00, but follow on the website). There’ll be an opskop afterwards continuing, we expect, until late into the night – arrive any time you like.
WHERE – The Airplane Factory premises, Hangar 7 Tedderfield Air Park, Nettleton Road, Eikenhof, Johannesburg South.
FOOD ETC- The Airplane Factory will supply braai fires, drink cooling facilities, limited drinks and a reasonable supply of boerewors rolls. Please bring drink and meat if you require anything more extravagant than a boerie roll!
THEME- Please dress to the theme of “The Global Aviator”. The Sling 4 ATW crew will have no alternative, as they’ll be remaining at the airfield after arrival. Guests not dressed to theme will be forgiven, but will be expected to remove any non-themed clothing.
PILOTS- The Sling 4 will be flying from Stellenbosch to Tedderfield on Saturday morning. If you wish to fly in with the Sling 4 please meet at Parys airfield (FAPY) at 12h30, expecting the Sling 4 overhead at about 13h00. Marc Gregson (082 392 3149) will brief on procedures at FAPY at 12h45.
DIRECTIONS- Take the M1 south out of Johannesburg past Gold Reef City. Then follow the signs to “R82 Vereeniging”. Go through three traffic lights. Then take next turn right marked “R550 Grasmere” (there’s also a Tedderfield Air Park sign). Tedderfield Air Park gate is 2km after the turn on the left.
Co-ordinates- S26 21 02 E27 5 57
(TO ALL CAPE TOWNERS – PLEASE COME AND WELCOME THE SLING 4 AT THE STELLENBOSCH AIRFIELD FROM 16H30 ONWARDS ON FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2011)