Archive for October, 2014

Maccassor a paragliders play ground

Friday, October 31st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Playing with my new Sigma9, at Maccassor, easy to launch in strong winds, direct feedback from the brakes and good speed as one steps onto the speed bar. Easy to fly, very good glide, even on speed bar for good ...

Porterville, Flying every day for two weeks with Sweeds

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Monday and Tuesday 28th flying Porterville area, staying the night on the mountain in the stone cottages, we had a great evening. Arriving in Porterville the skies looked like thunder storm was about to break, after some waiting and watching very ...

Flying Kardoesie, CT howling SE erly

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Friday 24th after a good night’s sleep, a final decision on where to fly, we headed for Porterville area, Kardoesie. I launched first as it was light to test the thermals, with a very low save I managed to climb ...

Piketberg rocks, good Xc flight

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

             Saturday 25th Cape Town prediction terrible, howling SE erly again, leaving this morning, the rolling SE erly clouds were pouring over Table Mountain, who would of thought we would have had such a great days flying, in Piketberg. On arrival ...

4am Drive to Hermanus,epic flying

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

We were planning to fly in the area Thursday 23rd, but we decided, to leave at 4am for Hermanus as the conditions there was looking much better. We were rewarded for our efforts, of getting up early, Hermanus delivered, ...

Last day in Sedge

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Wednesday 22nd a later start, arriving at Sedgeview with a low cloud base, a bit of ground handling, then a few patches opened up. I was the first to go up and walla, staying up was easy. The others soon ...

Buffels Bay in strong wind

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Tuesday 21st prediction looking very strong NE going East, we decided on the early start, arriving at Buffels Bay surprisingly very little wind but NE. We strolled down the beach to take off and had to wait a while. ...

Capturing the moment at Gerricka’s point

Monday, October 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sunday 20th a early start to fly Gerricka’s point, wind perfect on arrival but predicted to pick up strong later. Quickly we launched and had the most amazing smooth, picturesque flight, Southern Wright whales playing and breaching almost below us. ...

An Epic day at Sir Lowry’s pass

Monday, October 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Friday 18th on the way to Sedge field we stopped at Sir Lowry’s pass, a bit of paragliding chatter before it became flyable. There were students, advanced pilots and tandem flying, take off was crowded and the skies were full ...

Surprise afternoon flight

Friday, October 17th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Arriving in Piketberg hoping to have a great day, but the east wind was quite strong, it died a little, but not enough to launch and have a good flight, later on it picked up again. We left at 13h30 ...