MISASA Sets New Event Standard In South Africa
By Juri Keyter
Between 7:00 and 8:00, an average of one landing per minute took place during the Microflight Africa 'Spoilt by Choice' Aircraft Leader board Shootout hosted by the Microlight and Light Sport Aeroplane Association of South Africa (MISASA) at the Tedderfield Air Park on Saturday the 4th of February 2012. MISASA truly lived up to the saying “Let's build the aviation industry together” by inviting all disciplines in aviation to participate during the event. More than 100 aircraft flew in and included microlights, gliders, gyrocopters, fixed wing aircraft, hot air balloons, parachutes, virtual aviation, aircraft distributors and displays by other aviation merchandise suppliers. The day started with a parachute jump from a hot air balloon followed by the mass arrival of all the participating and visiting aircraft.
The JK-05 Junior was another impressive feature at the event. I expect to see many more examples of this fine aircraft based on its comfortable and well-designed interior, impressive looks and specifications, but most of all, its affordability.