Archive for December, 2012

Arrival of our new Swiss group Christian and his fan club

Monday, December 31st, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 27th another great day in Porterville, but this time flying to the South, most pilots doing well, with Laurens flying all the way to Gouda. Fantastic. Next day we headed for Wilderness /Sedgefield leaving at 5am, arriving and flying immediately ...

Cracking new heights from Piketberg

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Man o Man what a day. Wednesday 26th boxing day, arriving at Piketberg site, with perfect conditions thermic wind from the ENE, the first 3 pilots worked hard to get up and were getting kicked around, but they hung in, with patients, ...

Difficult day in Porterville

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

Christmas day 25th Porterville looked good but on arrival, more wind than expected and side on conditions. We then headed through the farm lands to our back up place and flew from there. While driving through the fields, we were very ...

Mixed group

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

The arrival of Stefan and Kathrin, joining our mixed group, we had a fillet steak braai to welcome them. Next days flying was in and around Cape Town, first flying stop, was Signal hill.  Offering spectaculars, scenic and panoramic views ...

Birdmen group rocks in Porterville area

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

 Barry at 2100m on route from Rhnosterhoek, Eeendekuil then Eendekuil, N7 junction coffee shop. Norwegian pilot Tom arrived but feeling no to too well, but joined us for a day trip to Porterville. We had a excellent day getting in two flights, ...

Cape Town blown out, but we flew

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

Swiss FlyCenter group left Tuesday night, back to snowy, cold conditions, not much flying but good for skiing snowboarding and glue vine. Wednesday 19th small group of 5 pilots, Cape Town was seriously blown out, with the table cloth pouring over ...

Hermanus early start

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 17th  lucky for us the SE wind died a little and we could run away from the Strong SE in Cape Town, arriving in Hermanus at 8am we could fly immediately. We had a few flights as the wind changed ...

DCZO-FlyCenter fying Lion’s Head

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday 16th a crack at Lion’s Head, in the city bowl of Cape Town. Not much wind and a hot walk up carrying our own kit, the lower launch to light to fly so steaming up to the higher launch ...

Last two days in Porterville and Dune soaring

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

Last two day in Porterville 13th and 14th, , 13th we only launched after 2pm, as we had rain in the morning and a easterly that finally died allowing the thermal to come up the front of take off. It got ...

Best of Pieketberg

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized |

 Chris launching Take off Tuesday 12th Back to Pieketberg, to have a repeat of the day before, and WOW what a day we had, slow at first but later on everything was going up, with climbs of over 2000m, most pilot flying ...