Archive for February, 2014

Flying two sites and a game drive in one day

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 27th prediction was a east wind and picking up by 12 o clock, Buffels bay was good on arrival a few managed to fly launching from the beach, while others struggled with ground handling and canopy control. The wind picked ...

Three sites in one day, Sedge, Paradise and Buffles bay

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Tuesday 26th Three site in one day, starting off at Sedge view for thermic flying, top landings etc, then Paradise ridge from Major dad’s ramp soaring along the majestic cliffs with pristine white almost untouched sand below and finally Buffels ...

After the rain, the elphants, a surprise epic flight

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 25th surprisingly we had grey skies, light east winds and the weather deteriorated with light rain, we decided to go and visit the Elephant park near Knysna. An interesting experience, the Elephants used to roam free in the area, but ...

Last day in Porterville, good training day and good flights

Monday, February 24th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday 24th our last day in Porterville area, then back to Sedge field for a few days of coastal soaring. We had a plan, for the pilots who did not do very well with the XC flying, Sunday was there day, ...

Good day for some and others disapointing

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Saturday 23rd Good prediction for Pampoenfontein and flying first south then to the north, west swinging SW, up to 25km in the late afternoon. Launching at 11.45 before the comp started, most of the group getting a pretty good climb at ...

Some difficult weather, then a very good day flying Pampoenfontein

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 20th wind forecast looked a little strong from 12 ish, we had a window to fly in, arriving on takeoff with a steady wind, but quite cross, as the thermals came through the wind straightened allowing us to ...

Decision time, weather turns bad, drive to Porterville and fly

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Tuesday 19th waking up in Sedge with dark skies, hoping this will clear, but actually got worse, decision time, either relax and visit the Ellies near Knysna or pack up and drive to Porterville. After looking at many different weather sites, ...

Arrival of Action Air Sports

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Ronald already with us, the rest of the group from Action Air Sports arrived Saturday night 11pm, with Robert and Angelique, arriving home with a variety of snacks for our guests, a few welcome beers and a welcome briefing. Up early ...

An exciting day from Paarl Rock

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Saturday 15th last day for our mixed group, surprise flying site, Paarl Rock, arriving on the ROCK, the wind was perfect, with light thermic cycles coming up, everyone preparing, first off was Michele as usual, others soon followed. The day ...

Porterville 2nd day and Piketberg flying

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 13th Driving over the pass towards take off, the mountain was covered in cloud and a southerly wind direction, the main valley was open, sun spots warming the ground. We drove half way to take off before stopping and reassessing ...