Thank you for answering in english. We are all stressed when not communicating in our home language. Shall I answer in french ? To understand eachother in this wonderful country, we ALL have to accept to communicate in the "business" official language, whatever effort it takes.
You have joined the SAGPA committee sometimes in the past and can be commended for that as it is far more than most others who do, me included.
I have no problem with your point 1.
In point 2, regarding ATF and GPL,there is something basic that you are overlooking. You are assuming a lot of things here and going on the wrong track. There are many players involved, to name them : CAA, RAASA, SAGPA and the client (myself in this instance).
It starts with the fact that I have gripes with SAGPA and its representatives (we can cover the many reasons separately) and I investigate in Dec 2012 (time for membership renewal) if I can give my membership money to a better cause that would fulfil my needs, while still remaining a good standing pilot (who never had any mishap in 33 years of flying) and be legal. If the authorities (and you are looking at the wrong ones here) would have told me : "Sir, there is no way you will get your ATF unless you belong to SAGPA", then I would not jeopardise my flying simply to save R250 in membership, and spend more in another affiliation. Who in his right mind would do that ? I would still be a member of SAGPA to get my documents the legal way and ignore SAGPA for the rest of the year. Unfortunately for you, I have been guided by the correct authorities and followed their advice.
So now when you say
, it is not to take lightly. If your intentions are to make me scared, well think again. Who are you investigating here ? SAGPA ? CAA ? RAASA ? or are assuming that I bribed someone to have illegal documents ? If you are trying to make fun of me and use me as an example, I hope that you will have the guts to reveal in this puplic forum the findings of your investigation, and let the correct head roll. The fact remains that I have been issued with an ATF and a GPL in good standing.I was told this is investigated and reported at a high level. So enjoy while it last.....
On your point 3, I would have loved to join your committee, for this I will have to study the language for at least 5 years before we could communicate. And you are not talking on behalf of the other committee members who cannot stand me. So we will leave this one out for the moment.
What happens next year ? I might be forced to join SAGPA again to remain legal, as some might be spiteful that I have dared to do my own thing without their "control" or request some "business protection". Well so be it, and it will simply re-enforce my sentiments.
Thank you for your effort in trying to get things right, your comms in english is appreciated. I beg you to open your eyes and check again.