Start Your Engines Season 6 is here!

The South Africa Power Flying Association presents, Season #6 of the SAPFA Speed Rally!

Our Next Event



This year’s Speed Rallies are in one short sharp season, from 29 June to the 14th of September 2024. To keep you, the competitor on your toes and fully engaged in flying mode! And to ensure the best possible flying weather for each event! For your enjoyment, we are combining the events with well established existing aviation days, the dates and venues are as follows:


17 Aug 2024
Groblersdal FAGL

What is the Speed Rally?

An air rally designed to let all aviators compete on an even playing field. Come along and enjoy the fun!

Safety First

We will always prioritize the safety of our crews and marshals at all our events.

Friendly Competition

Learn the challenges of flying multi-crew in a competitive environment.

A Community Of Aviators

We have built a community of aviators. From experienced captains to young PPL's.

Welcome To The Official Home Of The Speedsters

Speed Rallies Explained

Our vision is to create a fun and fast paced, high energy environment for all aviators to enjoy flying in a fair, challenging and safe flying format.

Everything You Need To Know

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How Does It Work?

A step by step guide to participating in your first rally

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Regulatory Stuff

Make sure you and your aircraft is covered for racing

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The Ideal Crew

Everything you need to know about the cockpit environment

Sandstone Estates, South Africa

Full Event Sponsorship

Get full naming rights at one or all of the speed rally events.

Piloting Light Aircraft

Team Sponsorship

Get involved in the rallies by sponsoring a race team

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Our Media Partners

Always making sure every exciting moment is captured

Speed Rally Sponsors

Please take the time to visit our sponsor's websites by clicking on their logo.

2023 Season

Upcoming Events

Speed Rally #2

Entry Fee



A Message From Our Competitors

Read what our competitors say about competing in the Speed Rallies.

Normal everyday flying can sometimes be boring but Speed Rally is anything but boring. It continuously challenges you to apply all your skills and knowledge and improves those skills at the same time. Speed Rally is also a sport where a parent and child can participate together in the same team.

    Apie Kotzee


    The SAPFA Speedrally is an exhilarating and spectacular event. Being placed on a level playing field with other aircraft, pilots and navigators through the handicap system adds to the excitement and opens a whole new level of aviator learning. The competitive atmosphere that one experiences before, during and after the race is hugely satisfying. If for nothing else, the Speedrally is a race against oneself and any chance to improve on yourself is what makes it worthwhile! I can recommend this race to any avid aviator with any level of flying experience.

      Christo Erasmus



      The Officials

      David Le Roux

      David Le Roux

      Speed Rally MC

      Iaan Myburgh

      Iaan Myburgh

      Scoring Official

      Nigel Musgrave

      Nigel Musgrave

      Safety Officer

      Rob Jonkers

      Rob Jonkers

      Competition Director

      Chareen Shillaw

      Chareen Shillaw

      Competition Administrator

      Mauritz du Plessis

      Mauritz du Plessis

      Chief Test Pilot

      Get in Touch

      Please reach out to us if you have any questions

      Past Events

      Speed Rally #1

      Speed Rally #2

      Speed Rally #3

      Speed Rally #4

      Presidents Trophy Air Race