Archive for April, 2013

Student flying in Porterville

Monday, April 29th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Weekend of the 27th and 28th April we flew in Porterville.  Marnis   Anton Saturday we had a long wait on the mountain discussing different aspect of flying weather etc with the new student pilots, most of the time East to North East wind ...

Flying Table Mountain

Friday, April 26th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

What you missed out on, Flying TM. Prediction, Light winds 7km/h, NE going N then NW, and the temperature 29/30 degrees. Leaving home at 6.30am Tom and I driving through the traffic with a Orange, Red glow as the sun was about ...

Student training and first flights

Friday, April 26th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Student training has begun. We have had a few sessions of ground handling, and last weekend very good flying, with first flight for all. Sebastian, Greg, Chris doing their first flights on Saturday and really going for it. Forward launches, mainly top ...

Flying Paarl Rock and Porterville

Monday, April 15th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Paarl rock is this massive granite rock, from which we fly, very impressive and a fantastic views of the Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington valley, home of good wines.   Walking up to launch, with a light breeze arriving on the top, not ...

Flying Sedge view in April

Friday, April 12th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Three days in Sedgefield, flying Sedge view offering good thermic conditions, active flying, as it turned more east in the afternoons. Tom and myself trying for our house but landed short, 100m walk home for a beer. Braaing Fillet steak and Chicken ...

Last tour this year with Danny and Niki

Monday, April 8th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Danny and Niki arrived from Sweden at 11pm on Friday night, our friends and clients of 10 trips, great to have them back. Saturday 6th  April planning to fly SLP and driving out there conditions looked bad, with very low cloud base ...

What away to end two weeks, of fantastic flying.

Monday, April 1st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Saturday, A very strong SE blowing over Cape Town area, and other places also not flyable, a day of visiting Cape Point, driving along the most spectacular roads in Cape Town, along Chapman’s peak drive. Cape Town is very beautiful ...