The South African Gyroplane Association Fly-in &
by Eben Mocke, Jr.
|This event gave friends, family and other gyro enthusiasts the opportunity
to gather in a relaxed setting and look, talk and fly gyros for an entire
These are photos that were taken on a
flight my father and I enjoyed together. We flew 1400 km (870 miles) to The
South African Gyroplane Association Fly-in & Conference and back.
The event was held at the Aldam Estate which overlooks the Allemanskraal Dam
adjacent to the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve. It is situated between
Henneman and Winburg, 70 nm north of Bloemfontein, 140 nm south of
Johannesburg, 220 nm north-east of Durban and 540 nm north-east of Cape
Town. The restaurant served excellent meals and the lapa for bush braai's
allows you to relax in nature around a camp fire.