Bona Bona Fly In 2022
Bona Bona Lodge Fly-In 2022
Suddenly the sky was filled with Gyrocopters at Bona Bona Lodge.
Gyro owners from as far as Limpopo, Gauteng and Bloemfontein seized the opportunity to be part of the first Fly-Inevent held from 27-29 May at BONA BONA LODGE outside Wolmaransstad in Northwest.
A group of 11 Gyrocopter pilot friends with their spouses took off from Lephalale, Kitty Hawk, Bapsfontein, Tempe, Microland and Zastron to meet for a pit stop at Parys where the girls embraced the cold with a sherry and pilots with a hot coffee while refueling. The flight to Bona Bona was pleasant, spotting some rhino, buffalo and other game species on the way.
What a sight it was to see the infrastructure of Bona Bona Lodge and a 1.2 Km airstrip while circling to prepare for landing. ATC was of the best, and I must mention also very accommodating. The security under which we had to leave our gyros was of the best. As gyro owners, we would like to thank Bona Bona for their generosity for sponsoring a large proportion of the fuel and other promotional gifts.
The presentations made by Garmin and BOSE were informative with the service given to upgrade GPS software. The entertainment, or rather the party of aviators from all types of aircraft then started. Saturday evening Joe Black entertained us. This event was unique as pilots from different aircraft could share and enquire about their toys and abilities. The food and entertainment were first- class. Our accommodation was more than four stars as we all mentioned at breakfast how evident the perfection is in all aspects of the lodge and its services. Thanks to the Ernst Family for their hospitality and generosity. We made so many new friends during this Fly-In and will absolutely recommend this to other aviators for next year.
As a result of the experience and facilities, Bona Bona Lodge offered, SAGPA (South African Gyro Pilot Association) is busy with discussions to host a SAGPA Annual Fly-In at Bona Bona.
Watch this space asinformation will be shared soon.
Article wrote by Heilet Grobler