Krugersdorp Flying Club

For an exciting experience and to have loads of fun, why not join us and come flying and see the world from a whole new perspective and get out and do something different

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Nearby

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

  • Category
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
    No
  • Accommodation
    Nearby
  • Team Building Facilities
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes

The Krugersdorp Flying Club is the operator and licensee of the Jack Taylor Airfield situated 2nm west of Krugersdorp, now known as Mogale City. Elevation is 5500′ and is below the Lanseria TMA which extends upwards from 6500′.

HMS Krugersdorp, as the airfield is affectionately known, is built on top of a hill. Approach and short finals on runway 26 has a cliff of about 200′ and can make for exciting flying.

Being on the West Rand, and a fair distance from the bigger airports of Johannesburg, our skies are quieter making your flying that bit more pleasant – no stacking! We welcome owners of light aircraft to join the club and base their aircraft at this well maintained facility. Club Gear:

Caps: A navy button cap with an embroidered club logo is now available for sale for R70 each.
Badges: Embroidered club badges are available for sale for R50 each.
Shirts: A light blue pilot-type shirt with the club badge embroidered on the pocket is now available for R160 each.

Clubhouse Restaurant:

WELCOME TO THE “26 SOUTH” RESTAURANT
The 26 South Restaurant in the Clubhouse
is now open every week day for full service between 09:00 and 15:00.
Your friendly hosts, Johan & Wilna, invite you to place your order a-la-carte at the Restaurant Counter.
Please note: Cash only (card facilities not available).

BREAKFAST:
Come join us for a breakfast over a weekend or enjoy a sunny lunch on the clubhouse patio.

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS:
Join us from 16:30 onwards for a drink and light meals.
A sample menu:
“Happy Hour” drinks
& Bunny Show and Sambals.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS:
Business as usual – pop in!

JOIN US FOR A LOVELY SUNDAY LUNCH:
A sample menu:
2 meats (Beef Roast & Oven Roasted Chicken Thigh),
3 Veggies (Spit Roasted Potatoe Wedges, Carrot & Baby Marrow with a cheese sauce, Pumpkin fritters),
Roast meat gravy, Salad & Dessert (Creme Caramel).

Drinks:
A cash bar is available.
Attention Members: Please support your Club and have a meal with your fellow aviator friends!
Local Flying Clubs: Why not arrange a fly-in and enjoy breakfast at FAKR!

MONTHLY LUCKY DRAW COMPETITION:
SPEND MORE THAN R100 at the 26 South Restaurant and win a prize!
Write your name on the till slip.
The lucky draw will be done at the Monthly Meeting of Members.

History of the Airfield:

The Jack Taylor Airfield was founded in the early nineteen sixties by Mr Jack Taylor who landed his Piper Tripacer ZS-CEX at Krugersdorp. He was a Krugersdorp resident and businessman and needed to commute from Krugersdorp where there was no airfield at the time. The Flying Club was formed in the late nineteen sixties because of more pilots and aircraft wanting a base at Krugersdorp.

The Club has grown significantly over the years and it now has around 240 Members including Student Members from the 3 Flying Schools. The Club prides itself with the promotion of an environment of friendliness and encourages all Members to participate in the numerous social activities it hosts.
Many different types of aircraft operate from the field and the field itself is sandwiched below the Lanseria TMA. As a result, certain rules and procedures have come into effect over the years. These are to ensure that all Members, their passengers and visiting aircraft can enjoy the safe enjoyment of their hobby or business flying.

Fuel Bay:
Avgas is available at FAKR.
The fuel bay operating hours are:
08:00 – 16:45 Monday to Saturday
and
08:00 – 15:45 Sunday and Public Holidays.

ATS MAINTENANCE
is a Robinson approved service centre specialising in Robinson R22 and R44
helicopter rebuilds, 2200-hour overhauls, MPI’s and snag repairs.
Established in June 2012, under the wing of our well-established parent company, ATS helicopters, for repairing and maintaining their fleet of various training and charter helicopters to a high standard and provide on demand technical assistance to our instructors and students.

What this means for the helicopter owner:
Peace of mind in the knowledge that your helicopter will be getting the best possible service at market competitive prices.
On-demand diagnostics to ensure your helicopter is running the way it was designed to.

What this means for the student:
You can confidently follow your dreams of flight in safe, properly maintained and tested machines.
Access to the more technical aspects of flying gives a better sense of trust and understanding of helicopters and how they work.

We also provide:
Basic cleaning services
Airworthiness liaison with the SACAA.
Helicopter recovery
Ferry services to and from Jack Taylor airfield, Krugersdorp (FAKR)

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