Jonker Sailplanes  Newsletter: OCTOBER 2016 v2
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SA Nationals 2016

PILOTSPOST- The 2016 Jonker Sailplanes South African National Championships was held at the home of Jonker Sailplanes in Potchefstroom from the 1st to 8th of October. A record entry list of 48 participants all but guaranteed a great competition.  An unprecedented number of 14 JS1's participated in the Open/18m class, and in the process filled the top ten positions!  

Jonker Sailplanes was in the privileged position to also sponsor the 2016 Junior World Champions, Matthew Scutter and Tom Arscott to fly JS1s in the Nationals.

Matthew and Tom are great lads, and we had a great time flying together. We sure are looking forward to flying with them in the future.

Also big thanks to the GFA assisting to make this possible.

JS good on the water too

Some of the Jonker Sailplanes team members took on the annual Dragon Boat Race held on 22 October 2016 at the Potchefstroom Dam.  The Potchefstroom Dragon Boat race is an annual event with the purpose to create cancer awareness.  18 teams participated. Eighteen people sit on each boat, with the cancer survivors and supporter (oarsman) sitting next to each other. 

The JS team boat won the race!  The team had only three practice sessions at 6 o'clock in the mornings before work, earlier this month.  Congratulations to the entire team! Thank you for all the hard work, effort, and great team spirit!  Also, thank you to Oscar and AP who organized a flyby in honor of the cancer survivors.
The JS dragon boat race team after winning the 2016 dragon boat race!
Jonker Sailplanes Dragon Boat race


Congratulations to the following October birthday guys & girls working at the JS factory:
- 01: Piet Chakane
- 07: Pieter Senekal
- 10: Freedy Seswai & Rohan Botha
- 18: Dolf Janse van Rensburg
- 19: Johnathan de Kock
- 25: Kevin Zacarias
- 31: Anrich van Rooyen

Also congratulations to the following people in the extended JS family:
01:  Rudolf Pretorius
02:  Philippe de PECHY
03:  Tassilo Bode, Robert Atkinson
04:  Pieter Goussard
06:  Colin Adam, Benno Beesten
07:  Dr Wibke Apholt, John Coutts
13:  Colin Alexander
14:  Peter Harvey
15:  Sebastian Huhmann
17:  Mark Hope, Luka Žnidarsic
19:  Dion Weston
20:  Markus von der Crone
21:  Anders Møller Andersen
23:  Alexander Georgas
25:  Luciano Avanzini
29:  Jean-Emile Rouaux, Vladimir Foltin 
31:  Walter Eisele

SGP 2016 Finals



Potchefstroom Gliding Club, along with Jonker Sailplanes, is looking forward to hosting competitors and spectators for the 2016 SGP Finals held from 5 to 12 November 2016.


JS additional agent in USA


Jonker Sailplanes is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Lee from Minden, Nevada to the North American sales & service team of Leo and Jen Benetti-Longhini.

Jim’s location in the western US will bring greater geographical representation for JS, and provide customers with another location for demo flights, sales, parts supplies, and ongoing factory support.  Jim is also an enthusiastic competition pilot and will bring the same level of support to fellow pilots during competitions.

Welcome on board Jim! We look forward to your collaboration with JS. North American pilots interested in Jonker Sailplanes’ products may contact Jim, Leo, or both via or

Jim Lee (L) and Leo Benetti-Longhini (R) pose in front of Jim’s JS1C 18m/21m jet sustainer sailplane at Jim’s facility in Minden, Nevada, USA.
SALE!!! SoaringXX All weather JS1 canopy covers for 100€ each.  SALE!!!
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