Archive for November, 2013

Last days of Paraworlds SA tour

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 28th A difficult day, awakening to a very strong easterly wind blowing, the forecast showing it should die off by 12 o clock, we waited on takeoff , there were signs of the thermals trying to push up, but ...

Two non flying days and Porterville

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday we were hoping to fly Lions Head, but awakening to thick mist, a coastal low moved in, covering all mountains in Cape Town, Signal hill, Lions Head, Twelve Apostles Llandudno and everything south. This lasted all day, we then ...

Paraworld flying new soaring site

Monday, November 25th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday 24th Conditions strong ESE and allot of white caps out in the bay, in the Sedgefield and Wilderness area, we decided to head back to Cape Town. Looking North left                                                                     Looking South right Stopping off at Hartenbos, a low coastal soaring ridge, ...

Sedge and Paradise ridge with Paraworld

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Friday 22nd Sedge worked earlier, first practising some ground handling and glider control, just feeling the glider  before taking off. Then we took to the skies a inversion kept us low and made it a bit choppy in the air, never ...

Flying Sedgeview and the Map of Africa

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 20th We tried Lions Head but it was looking strong and it was, when we got there, only Tandems flying with trims open, we watched for a while but decided not to fly and we headed on a nice ...

Paraworld conquers Piketberg

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 18th Cape Town blown out with the SE erly wind, we headed off to Piketberg, with a light easterly wind on takeoff, and the day got better and better. The first few flights were top to bottom, a few thermals ...

Arrival of Paraworld good times to be had.

Monday, November 18th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Paraworld group with Ruban the leader arrived about 12.30/ 1 am Saturday morning, some old faces and of course new. A short trip home to get settled in, a briefing on the next days and how everything works, after a few ...

Porterville offers different direction XC

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we had Nwerlies swinging to Wsw, perfect for flying south then returning to fly north getting a bigger distance. One day we flew south and hit the stronger Sw wind then turned back and flew about 25km ...

Porterville and Piketberg delivers again

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday a day trip to Porterville wind a little side, but launchable, plan was to stay in the front valley and the goal was Rhnosterhoek, with conditions a little difficult pilots fell out along the way, a few star pilots ...

Fantastic flying inHermanus Mini XC

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized |

Finally at good day for Hermanus with a S, SSE prediction, last year we flew in Hermanus but with very low cloud base, with this group. This time everything changed, high base, good thermals and a steady southerly wind, after ...