Archive for January, 2013

Last two day’s with Fly with Andy’s group

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 30th a very early start for Hermanus, due to the early morning traffic and the forecast in Hermanus picking up. Arriving there with the odd rain shower and low cloud on the mountain, odd voices murmuring, coffee break. Their ...

Two differnet days in the Porterville valley

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 28th a quick ride to Piketberg, just over a hour, conditions looking good with a easterly wind then dieing off later and creating thermic cycles to launch. Not much wind on the valley floor allowing the thermals to rise up ...

Blue thermals day in Porterville

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Saturday 27th We spent the in the Porterville area, arriving in good time for a detailed briefing and to prepare the gliders without stress. One  by one the guys launched and with a little radio help to get some of the ...

Last days in Sede field area

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Friday 25th Flying Holiday Inn, as the wind was a little stronger and giving us a new site to fly and new challenges. Some pilots trying the new  launch with big ears, surprising it worked well, and  they were also ...

Another perfect day in Paradise.

Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 24th most of the group decided to go to the game park Botlierskop to see the big Five. While 5 of us decided to fly sedge view, starting later, so we had a very relaxed, chilled breakfast. The flying was ...

Fly with Andy another 2 perfect days

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Tuesday 22nd After a good breakfast once again the plan was first Sedge view then to fly Paradise ridge again. Sedge was good, all pilots maximising in ground handling skills, getting good air time, climbing up to 530m  asl, then  top landing. ...

Small group with Martin, Ruth and others

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

The arrival of Martin and Ruth, Maccassor was good for a while, then got too light, so we ground handled and had a small flight. Then off to Blue Peter pub for late lunch good views and a few ...

Arrival of new group Fly with Andy

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

The arrival of Fly with Andy's group on the 18th January, after a welcome briefing and good nights sleep, as we were leaving for Sedgefield/ Wilderness the next morning. A enjoyable drive seeing a few Elephants, Ostrich, blue Wildebeest and other game  along ...

Last three days with Christian and Globetrottair

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday10th we had the opportunity to fly within the city bowl of Cape Town, flying from Lions head. Two briefings one at landing and the other at take off. Conditions can be very difficult and strong, there for a ...

Poterville XC flying and the dunes

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 7th  to Wednesday, a bit of XC flying in Porterville for three days, weather permitting. Arriving, doing a full briefing, of the area, where and how to fly Porterville and what to expect. As the thermals started to get better, we ...