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South African Miniature Pylon Racing Association

Happy new year everyone

I hope everyone had a good rest over the holiday season, and hope that you are ready for a great 2019!
I wish you all the best of luck, and hope this year is a good one.
First off, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for a wonderful 2018.
The year was a huge success, and we could not have made it the success it was, without every pilot, caller, official and spectator or Boerie Roll.
I would also like to extend my thanks to the SAMPRA committee, Trevor Budd, Russel vd Westhuizen, Stuart Kirby, Thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put in, I really appreciate all the help and assistance, and I hope we are even more motivated this year to make 2019 an even bigger success!
Further to this, a Huge Thanks to all our Sponsors, Easyweb for all our Hosting needs, and Restech Manufacturing who sponsors all our race fuel.

To get the ball rolling this year, I have a couple of announcements to make.
1. Membership Fees: We all know January is the longest 6 month's of the year, and it will get longer these last few weeks until February. Luckily we at SAMPRA have made the payment process an easier one, we have a bank account now, to which you can do EFT's. The membership fee is only R150 p.a. and would prefer to do online payments, instead of cash payments on race days, however, we will still accept payments on race days. (Bank account is listed at the bottom of the page, please use your Name & Surname as reference.) Membership benefits, will include a R50 discount on your entry fee, if you fly in more than one class on race day.
2. Safety in 2019, as you all know the sport is growing nicely, and we are expecting to grow even more in 2019. So there is no doubt that we must take it upon ourselves to make this sport safer, not just for the pilots, but for the spectators as well. As you know by now, last year we implemented the safety rule whereby you should be able to cut your motor at any given time via your radio, and this was well received by everyone, we also implemented a safety officer which will black flag pilots flying over no-fly zones, or whom is flying in an unsafe manner. This year we are going to keep the same rules, and have one more safety benefit added to the list.
The Fail safe function. Since it is almost "The Future" and we are living in the year 2019. I believe all of us or rather most of us are flying with a relatively modern transmitter radio. it is known that these transmitters have built in safety functions. This year we would like to implement these safety features, whereby if signal is lost to the plane, that the motor should cut. We will test these functions at our race events, leading up to the Nationals, and this will be fully implemented by then. I trust you all agree with this change in safety, and if you have any questions / concerns, please feel free to contact me or any of our committee members. More detailed information will be sent in and around our safety rules, this will also be updated in our rules/constitution.