Nov 1999

Aero Club of South Africa – Gold Wings

Dave Perelson

Dave Perelson has flown competitively both Nationally and Internationally. He represented South Africa in 1986 and 1988 as part of the Rally team. When Dave stopped flying competitively he remained active in the sport in the capacity of Organiser, Chief Judge, Competition Director in a number of National, Provincial and Club events. He has also served on the SAPFA committee.

Dave is well known for the Rally and Precision scoring program he developed. This program is the only scoring program used in South Africa and many other parts of the world.

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma

Chester Chandler

Chester Chandler has been involved with the President’s Trophy Air Race (State President’s Trophy Air Race), since its inception in 1962.

As a competitor he achieved 2nd position in 1971 with Nick Turvey.

Combined with a highly successful career with South African Airways Chester Chandler has devoted much of his spare time to the development of Sport Aviation.

In particular his devotion to the President’s Trophy Air Race, in which he has been involved since it’s inception in 1962.

As Chief Handicapper for the past 15 years, he has given much time and effort to the success of the past 15 events, and continues to this day to tackle this onerous task in handicapping 80 to 100 many different types of aircraft that participate in this prestigious event each year.