Archive for March, 2013

Two excellent days in Porterville valley, end march.

Friday, March 29th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 26th Arriving in the Porterville valley with a NNW blowing,  10/15km on the ground, arriving on takeoff with very light thermic breezes. A discussion and a briefing of the task for the day and how to fly the ridge, as ...

Some difficult days, but making the best of it.

Friday, March 29th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday 23rd    flying Maccassor only Frank flew his small 17sq m glider, in very strong conditions, the rest of the day was walking around the Water Front tourist place. Monday  the only place to fly was Piketberg, with a light easterly, ...

Flying Kommetjie and Hermanus another two very good days

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Friday 21st Another new site on the way to Cape Point, Kommetjie, soaring site over looking the Atlantic ocean. A steep walk up the hill, on a path, through the bush, cut by the local pilots. A good breeze blowing making ...

Good flying and walking at Paradise ridge

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 20th Paradise ridge was calling us, we a steady SSW, launching from Major Dad’s ramp making it easy to fly, take offs were good, but interesting. Flying up and down the ridge, with a few top landings. Johann, Frank, Verina and ...

Second great day in Sedge field

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Tuesday 19th awakening to a westerly strongish wind, not to waste time we went to the Elephant park, to learn more about these amazing animals, feeding, touching and walking with them. Arriving at Sedgeview take off at 2pm and flying ...

New German group of friends

Monday, March 18th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Friday 15th After our little brake we are ready for our last German group, arriving Friday night, chatting over  a few beers discussing the weeks plans and the next day’s flying. Saturday a quick drive to Sir lowry’s pass, a thermic ...

A small brake, booking now open for next season

Friday, March 15th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

After a very busy couple of months, for which we are very blessed and happy, we had a few days brake, house maintenence, relaxing by the pool and catching up with my family, good times. This evening it starts again our ...

Student flying and guiding in March

Monday, March 11th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Nigel arrived from Jersey to do a paragliding course, giving himself only a week. Not really enough time to complete the course. We went out every day and flew, except one day not flying, we moved to where the weather would be good, for ...

Last two flying days with Action Air Sports

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 28th post frontal day, after a good dosage of rain in the early hours of the morning, we had very low cloud on the mountains. Arriving on takeoff at 10h45, with the cloud lifting and big blue hole in the ...