History of our landing strip

beginning of landingstrip in umkmaas

History of our landing strip

Feb 2016

In February 2016 I had a meeting with Terry and Clyde Leisagang about developing an airfield on their property “Umkomanzi Drift.” We took a walk on the area that we thought would be good for the airfield. 8 years in the waiting to get an airfield on the coast has finally become a reality.

Feb 2016

The runway we marked out was a 04/22 degree heading. We found we could lengthen the runway to 900 meters.

Feb 2016

There were many rocks and some water logged area that needed to be considered so Clyde suggested we use gravel from the nearby river.

Feb 2016

Busy marking out the runway with the late Dicky Duplessis, Len Leisagang and Johan Nel.

Feb 2016

The late Dicky Duplessis carrying sticks to mark the runway.

Feb 2016

The TLB got stuck in and started moving small rocks to clear the way for the runway.

Feb 2016

An Aerial shot of the site for the runway.

Feb 2016

The big machines come in. Cody Debruyn with his grader.

Feb 2016

The dozer hitting some rocks in the way.

Feb 2016

Grading getting on the way.

 

March 2016

Gravel is placed on the runway to be scraped and compacted.

An Aerial shot of the airfield in Craigieburn, Umkomaas.

Jan 2017

The platform for the hangar was levelled.

Feb 2017

Marking of the hangar is taking place.

Feb 2017

Marking the hanger

March 2017

Holes are done and concrete trucks ready to throw concrete for the bases for the hangar.

March 2017

Hangar being erected

April 2017

Hangar roof is on. Next is sides.

April 2017

Levelling out inside the hangar.

April 2017

Gravel to help level and compact the ground.

Blog Comments

Well done Noel !!!! Looks awesome!!!

Fantastic achievement Noel……Congratulations and look forward to flying with you. All the very best!

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