How Does It Work?

How does it work?

Speed Rallies Explained

A speed rally is a high speed navigation flying event. Up to 40 aircraft take off from a selected airfield and fly at full speed around a 140nm track with 10 – 12 waypoints, which can be tight turns or chicanes.

The awesome part about the speed rally is that is modelled on a hybrid between the presidents trophy air race and a precision navigation rally event. Enlisting the most appealing parts of each format into one hybrid competition. What makes the speed rally very interesting is that the slowest a/c take off first and the faster a/c take off last.

As you fly around the track, the faster a/c will catch up to the slower a/c. If everyone fly the track according to their handicap speed, all the aircraft will cross the finish line at the exact same time. Making for a very exciting photo finish!

Single-engined propeller aircraft

There are between 30 and 50 aircraft that take part in each event.

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Team

The Officials

David Le Roux

David Le Roux

Speed Rally MC

Iaan Myburgh

Iaan Myburgh

Scoring Official

Rob Jonkers

Rob Jonkers

Competition Director

Nigel Musgrave

Nigel Musgrave

Safety Officer

Chareen Shillaw

Chareen Shillaw

Competition Administrator

Mauritz du Plessis

Mauritz du Plessis

Chief Test Pilot