Any experimental modifications or special equipment. The bethlehem aero club certainly pulled out all the stops in terms of the preparation of the airfield and other arrangements for the more than 300 pilots, navigators, wives, girlfriends and spectators to enjoy what turned out to be a delightful weekend of aviation. According to the rules, any competitor who managed to win the trophy three times in a row gained. The race would be open to commercially built planes with engines not to exceed 800 cubic inches displacement. The macrobertson trophy air race took place in october 1934 as part of the melbourne. The day marks the birth of the indian state of kerala, known as kerala piravi. Air racing is a type of motorsport that involves airplanes or other types of aircraft that compete. Plans have been announced to stage air race e, the worlds first. Home sapfa south african powered flying association.
Presidents trophy air race 2017 home page sapfa south. A race format and rules were agreed upon, as follows. President s trophy air race ptar 2016 by athol franz. The race was renamed the presidents trophy a ir race in 1994.
This is the most popular of the races to be held during the season of the harvest festival, onam. The governorgenerals cup this air race, one of the most prestigious events on the aviation calendar, has a long and wonderful history. Race master david le roux all the competitors were then treated to a briefing on steroids with race master david le roux introducing all the teams to come up to the stage with a fanfare of theme songs and handing out race stickers. The pilots and planes of americas air racing glory days 192949 9780879383657. Pilots post presidents trophy air race bethlehem 2016. Race history sapfa south african powered flying association. The schneider trophy, the reno air races, the gordon bennet trophy. Fai and red bull air race world championship signed an agreement. The history of the president s trophy air race one of the most prestigious air races in the world. This was the second time that the race was held at bethlehem, the previous occasion was in 1984.
T6 gold start passing the finish pylon at the 2014 reno air races. Macrobertson air race news newspapers books scholar jstor january 2019. It was originally known as the governor generals cup air race and was first held in 1937. They entered into the race with a cessna c172 with the slowest handicap speed of 104. Exciting races like the schneider cup, pulitzer trophy race, and womens air derby. Air racing news newspapers books scholar jstor october 2017 learn how and when to remove this template message. They would have won the handicap prize as well, but the race rules stipulated that no aircraft could win more than one prize. Ein luftrennen oder flugzeugrennen ist ein geschwindigkeitswettbewerb mit luftfahrzeugen. Rare book and special collections divisionlibrary of congress, washington. In 19, the first schneider trophy seaplane race was held.
Air racing, sport of racing airplanes, either over a predetermined course or. Presidents trophy air race official rules and regulations revision 10 revision date. The president s trophy air race proved to be an exciting challenge for raasas inspector mothiba kanyane pilot and administrative manager jody harms navigator. How air racing advanced aviation matthews, birch on.388 959 20 1387 907 1142 445 1333 1310 678 1322 112 364 898 481 755 975 435 762 1070 180 1272 1274 536 969 506 1173 1226 1407 312 1070 354 1497 164