Archive for February, 2014

Porterville first day

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Wednesday 12th first day in Porterville, everyone has been waiting and very keen, for this part of the trip, after a detailed briefing explaining all the does and don’t and the possibilities and what our plan was for the day. Launching ...

Flying Sir Lowry’s Pass, Lion’s Head and Llandudno

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 10th flying a new site for some of the group. Sir Lowry’s Pass 450m asl a small takeoff but, easy to launch with steady breeze. We launched by 10.30am first guys scratching to get up, a some bombed out, ...

Flying in the City Signal Hill

Sunday, February 9th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday 9th another Cape Town day, arriving at Signal hill with two tandems flying, some of our group flew but other had to sit out as the wind started to turn SW and picked up a little, making the launch ...

Epic day Sir Lowry’s pass and Lion’s Head

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Saturday 8th another excellent day, light WSW  winds forecast, arriving at Sir Lowry’s pass as the first glider took off, quite a few fellow pilots arrived, crowded on takeoff but no problem in the air, a few of us headed ...

Soaring the dunes witrh the Sea gulls

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Today Friday 7th  was a bit of a run around, thinking of going to Signal hill, but fully clouded in, then off to Franschhoek, arriving the wind was a bit strong, gusting, so we decided not to fly, we then ...

Flying Paradise, Babe’s beach, Hartenbos

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 6th Another good day with Birdmen, after a good breakfast the wind seemed to pick up quickly, but from the NE, the clouds confirming this, so we delayed our departure, then headed straight towards Cape Town. Stopping off at Paradise ...

Rain forcast, but a fantastic day

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 5th was predicted to rain, hope not high to fly, awakening to drizzle, a late breakfast watching conditions slowly improving, then headed up to Sedge view by 11am. Having to wait some time before the thermal started to ...

Buffolo bay, Sedge and Paradise ridge

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Monday 3rd a strong easterly predicted, awakening to the trees bowing in the wind, one of two places to possibly fly, Hartenbos or Bullelo bay. Arriving at Buffelo bay white caps on the sea, strong but not too bad, I was ...

Mixed group first days Langebaan, Dana bay,Sedgeview

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Our new mixed group arrived Saturday and Sunday, Saturday with 6 pilots we headed to Saldana bay for dunes soaring, as Signal hill and Cape Town was completely clouded in like pea soup. Arriving at the dunes with a good ...

FCA two days in Porterville

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Tuesday night a Potjie kos prepared by Barry Birdman, cooking the traditional African way on the fire in a big black pot. This is a very social way to entertaing and have a good evening and a great meal, filling ...