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AFRIKABURN BY AIR

AfrikaBurn promotes radical self-reliance, civic responsibility and is a leave no trace event. Keep this in mind when bringing your aircraft along. This document aims to make your flight safer and more enjoyable. For any info or questions mail airstrip@afrikaburn.com

Flying in the Tankwa Karoo region can be dangerous. Winds are treacherous, storms are sudden and violent, dust storms can reduce visibility to zero, and hospitals are far away. The landing surface is unpaved, and safe landing conditions are not guaranteed. You are entirely responsible for your own safety and that of your passengers. Take any and all reasonable safety precautions, including but not limited to having a good understanding of mountain flying and practicing with an instructor at a high density altitude airfield. Avail yourself of any and all resources to prepare for flying under these conditions.

AIRSPACE

This is the 2017 airspace map (click image to download the PDF):

 

The airspace above Tankwa Town and its associated art installations hosts various aerial activities, including RPAS/UAVs/drones, paragliding, parachuting, and balloons. Manned aircraft must not overfly this area at a height of less than 2000’AGL. Flights operating near perimeter of this area should maintain a safe lateral distance away from the boundary.

Transponder equipped aircraft should squawk 2000 if not already assigned a squawk. Regular transmissions must be made on 124.8 MHz and pilots must keep a good lookout for possible conflicting traffic. It’s recommended you turn on your landing light to make yourself more visible.

The Tankwa Town Zone (GND/400’AGL) is for use by RPAS/UAVs/drones which are able to comply with strict licensing and accreditation requirements. Operations east of Lady Davina Boulevard are not authorised due to proximity of the airstrip. You can read more about drone requirements on our Drones/Unmanned aircraft page.

The Tankwa Town Recreation Zone had unfortunately been withdrawn: hobby/recreational drones and model aircraft are no longer allowed due to CAA Part 101 regulations prohibiting their use within 10km of an active runway.

See also this related article on News24.

 

AIRFIELD INFORMATION:

Basic airfield information is included in the Airspace Map.  It’s recommended that pilots print themselves a copy and familiarise themselves with the details before flight.  See also Going by Air.

 

 

AIRCRAFT PARKING

See map:
•    Fixed wing parking: to the west of the runway, south of the windsock.
•    Additional fixed-wing parking: for lager aircraft, to the east of the runway.
•    Helicopter parking: to the west of the runway, north of the shelter.
No tie-down points are provided: bring your own.  Consider bringing some sand bags, a spade, or some metal pegs, a heavy hammer and some rope to secure your aircraft.

WEATHER

Weather information for Stonehenge/Tankwa Town can be found here.

DUST

The Tankwa Karoo is a dusty place, so please mind your prop wash: where it is blowing, and how much dust it is producing. This is especially important if you are flying a helicopter. Please descend away from the parking area if you are flying a helicopter. Avoid doing engine run-ups near parking area and camping areas.

Dust can also be caused naturally, the winds can be high and the dust storms can be violent in the desert, always ensure your aircraft is tied down securely, and your controls are locked. Protect your aircraft by covering up engine intakes and pitot/static ports, tying down the wings, and securing the controls.

NOISE

Try to keep noise levels under control. Avoid run-ups at the parking area. Avoid low flying over the event. Run-ups can be done on the run-up pad at the threshold of runway 23 or 05.

EMERGENCIES

Emergency landings in the desert: Always bring enough water and gear to survive an emergency landing in the desert. Rescue is not guaranteed, and it may not arrive for hours or even days if they can find you. Be prepared.

TICKETS

All participants entering the event need to present themselves for ticketing at the airstrip entrance, by quoting your allocation number on first contact, you will shorten the ticketing process.

If you have any doubts or questions communicate this on approach to be guided to best possible parking. Our airport fairies will show you the way. Please make sure that everyone on board your aircraft who is attending the event has a valid pre-purchased ticket. Remember that no tickets are sold at the gate.

NO TICKET, NO ENTRY – NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH BY ATTENDING OR FLYING TO THIS EVENT OR USING THE AIRSPACE ASSOCIATED WITH IT AND RELEASE AFRIKABURN FROM ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THIS RISK. You must bring enough food, water, shelter and first aid to survive for a week in a harsh environment. Commercial vending is prohibited, as are all firearms, fireworks, rockets and other explosives. You agree to read and abide by all the rules contained in the survival guide and to follow national and local laws. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE, pack it in, pack it OUT event. You are asked to contribute two hours of general clean up in addition to your own camp before departure. Art cars, art installations, theme camps and performances are not owned or operated by AfrikaBurn and you therefore assume any and all risk of injury associated with or arising from their operation or occurrence. You appoint AfrikaBurn as your representative to take actions necessary to protect your intellectual property or privacy rights, recognizing that AfrikaBurn has no obligation to take any action whatsoever. All vehicles including trucks, trailer, caravans and RV’s entering and exiting AfrikaBurn are subject to search by the Gate staff. Tickets are non-refundable even if the event is terminated or cancelled due to harsh weather, acts of nature, governmental regulation or other conditions beyond AfrikaBurn’s control. This ticket is a revocable license that may be revoked by AfrikaBurn for any reason. Use of images taken at AfrikaBurn (other than personal use) is prohibited without the prior written consent of AfrikaBurn. AfrikaBurn cannot control what people take pictures of or where they post them. Whilst we have policies in place to encourage responsible behavior it is up to the individuals involved. Please bear this in mind before you bare yourself. USE OF AN ENTRANCE TICKET OR USING THE AIRSTRIP CONFIRMS YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS REFLECTED ABOVE.

 

Document for guidance only – AfrikaBurn takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.