An Epic day for all students and pilots, SLP produces a winter special

July 2nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

 

Well we’ll students flying 5 days in a row, learning lots, awesome experience, flying many flight and hours and close to getting their basic license.


Slp, Sir Lowry’s pass delivers again some students flying for two and half hours one flight, and this is only the beginning.


Well done Matt and David.

Other pilots flying to Hans kop and back, flying close the the rocks hearing the water falling and the sounds of the eagle chirping, flying close to ones wing tip.

 

Later the clouds rolled in and they had to fly back on bar.  This is good as it gets.      #xalps3 #paragliding #advance #paradise #soaring #excitment #flying #slp #capetown #thermalling #birdmen

Good but very light day in Piketburg

July 2nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

   

Students practicing forward launching, with light conditions at Piketburg we could do many flights and practice the manouvers.

Your guys getting many different sites, many flight and hours air time and your journey has only begun.

We’ll done.

#xalps3 #paragliding #advance #paradise #soaring #excitment #flying #piketburg #swartland #birdmen

High flights, Flying the Porterville area Kardoesie

July 2nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

   

Birdmen steals another fantastic training day from Kardoesie Porterville area.

While Cape Town was cloudy and raining.

Students doing 9 flights, top landings, big ears, speed bar and D riser flight and landings a massive progress and excitement for these pilots in the making.


#paragliding #advance #paradise #xcflying #poterville #kardoesie #personalbest #thermalling #students #beauty #sunny #birdmen

Flying the Dunes again, students first flights

July 2nd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

 

Another perfect day students heaving a blast with many flights, some good long soaring flights, flying with traffic, learning tons after a few hours of theory lectures.

A few top to bottoms before the wind increased and the students soaring for over 20 minutes. 

The views over the Ocean a few rain showers in the distance but not reaching us.


A busy day but an epic one for all.


Well done guys.
#training #kiting #paragliding #advance #paradise #soaring #excitment #flying #langebaan #capetown #westerncape #wind #birdmen

Advanced training in Franschhoek, absolutely scenic flying

June 14th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

 

Birdmen descends on Franschhoek.

Others joining, out for another days scenic flying, snow capped peaks in the back drop.


Light thermic conditions. Wow we live in a beautiful place and are privileged to fly these amazing mountains.

 
#xalps3 #paragliding #advance #paradise #xcflying #Franschoek #scenery #friendships #freshair #chilly #Birdmen

2nd day of training, pull ups and ground control

June 12th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

 

Day2.


Another super good days training, with good forward and reverse pull ups, kiting and little bunny hops.


We loving be out and being able to teach again, soon the new guys will be taking their first flight into the big blue, skies.


Soaring like the eagles, their journey had begun.


#paragliding #advance #perfection #kiting #training #students #soaring #excitment #flying #capetown #cloudbase #birdmen

After lock down, finally back to training and flying

June 12th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

Back to the skies.


After lock down, first days training.

We had a great day doing ground handling, students getting the hang of running and kiting the glider above their heads.


The journey has begun.
Well done to all.

 
#capetown #paragliding #advance #paradise #training #students #flying #excitment #birdmen

SLP Sir Lowry’s pass, giving us a dream flight two days before lock down

March 25th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

   

 

Early birds get the flights, launching just after 9.20am good lift with about 9 pilots enjoying our last days of freedom, before lock down.

Wind steadily increased, and became more cloudy as time passed.

Very nice cumulus clouds forming, turning and climbing to base, then most of us headed to Gordon’s Bay Beach and landed at the beach, good celebration.

All keeping one and half meters apart to be safe….

#paragliding #advance #perfection #xalps3 #xcflying #birdmen #slp #cloudbase #thermic #thermalling #gordonsbay

Great flying in Hermanus and landing at the Hotel

March 25th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

 

Another exciting day with Birdmen, Hermanus produces an amazing day of flying.


Blue water and blue and white skies set the back drop of the red gliders.

Thermaling practice, top landings, flying east, west and finally landing at the Marine hotel, what a cool day.

   
#xalps3 #paragliding #advance #paradise #soaring #excitment #flying #Hermanus #capetown #birdmen #braai #fire

Flying from Kardoesie into the flats great day.

March 23rd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized |

The country almost going into lock down, we isolating ourselves 1250m above ground flying from Kardoesie.

On our second flight, climbing then flying briefly on the mountain, before heading into the flats.

Really nice to fly some good 5.5m climbs and big sink in between.


One must be flying to get the reward, super good day.

Back home for quarentien SA boerwors braai.

#xalps3 #paragliding #advance #paradise #xcflying #poterville #kardoesie #eendekuil #braai #happy #sunset #beers #fire #boerewors #birdmen