Archive for December, 2010

Cracker day in Porterville and my personal best 143km

Friday, December 31st, 2010 Posted in Personal best 143km |

What a cracker of a day in Porterville, a new site record from Pampoenfontein. We have a few guys on tour, Cape Town was very strong SE, so we went to Porterville. As we have new clients we did a ...

Mixed group in Porterville

Saturday, December 25th, 2010 Posted in Mixed group in Porterville |

Cape Town with strong SE winds only place really to fly is Porterville, arriving there at 10.30am already flyable, but we waited for the thermals to be more consistent. I launched at 11.30am with a bit of a side wind, ...

Back to Sir Lowry’s Pass

Friday, December 24th, 2010 Posted in Back to SLP |

Tuesday 21st, arriving at SLP surprisingly there was a back wind SE of about 15-20km, the forecast was Westley's. So we waited within one and half hours the wind dropped and half hour later we were preparing to launch, signs ...

New mixed group

Monday, December 20th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized |

New mixed group, Holland, Swiss, English and Norway, but due to the Snowy problem the Norweegens will arrive later. The first day we had a very good day at Porterville after the Wine lands competition, we filled our buss with the ...

FlyCenter last few days

Monday, December 20th, 2010 Posted in FlyCenter last few days, Uncategorized |

Thursday was strong every, where but we tried Macassor early, but to East and strong, so we went off to the Cheetah and bird out reach center at Spier in Stellenbosch, with Black Eagles and Fish Eagle and many other ...

FlyCenter group Wilderness trip

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 Posted in FlyCenter group |

Leaving at 5am for Wilderness as it is a 6 hour drive, stopping half way for a breakfast, arriving in Mosselbay with a very strong easterly we were hoping to fly a small ridge of 20-30m, but way too ...

Flying from Pampoenfontein

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 Posted in epic day from Pampoenfontein |

We had a late start, with a very wholesome breakfast beacon and eggs cooked by Candice, getting to the takeoff at about 11am and only launching after 12.30 as it was very light, then when the inversion lifted the thermal ...

Flying Pieketberg

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 Posted in flying Pieketberg 7.12.10 |

Monday a non flying day as we had a very strong East wind, we waited until the last minute before opening the beers and wine and started cooking the Lamb Potjie, we had a fantastic evening and the stars were ...

Awsome day Flying Hermanus

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 Posted in Flying Hermanus with flyCenter |

Conditions looked strong for Hermanus, so we left home very early 6am, everyone sleeping on the way, arriving at takeoff at 8am, with a light thermic breeze up the front. It wasn't long and we were all in the ...

FlyCenter Flying SirLowry’s pass and Lions Head

Saturday, December 4th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized |

Everyone excited for another day flying, arriving at Sir Lowry's pass about 10am with a few gliders in the air, as usual we did a briefing on the site and its possibilities, soon the first pilots were off and working ...