Archive for December, 2014

Hartenbos the play ground and ground handling

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day10 Sleeping in Sedgefield, flying in Hartenbos, this is something special low sand cliffs, flying in front of houses and over the crowded beaches, with strong wind launches new for most. I was the first to go to test the conditions, lighter ...

Sand dune flyng, Paragliders paradise, Christmas Eve

Friday, December 26th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day 5 Arriving at SLP at 8.30 and already blown out, bad luck, plan two going to Saldana bay, arriving in good time wind perfect, Hee Haa. A quick briefing as most are not used to flying in stronger wind conditions and ...

Another busy day at Signal hill

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Day4 Flying again at signal hill, as usual Tandem frenzy and paxes waiting to go for a ride of their lives. The forecast was looking for a great flight, all the way to Kommetjie, but on arrival light winds and in the ...

A great day in Hermanus

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Day3 Up early, leaving our place for Hermanus at 7.30am, a 2 hour drive, arriving conditions good and started to pick up soon after arrival, everyone except two flew. Takeoff again technical due to thermic wind and a little side ...

Flying two Cape Town sites in one day

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Day2 Flying in Cape Town, Signal hill then Lion’s Head, amongst all the tandems we had a turn to launch, everyone getting off, some landed shortly after takeoff, while other managed to thermal up and fly across to Lion’s Head. ...

Fly with Andy with Birdmen at SLP, WOW

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day 1 SLP and ground handling. Picking up part of the new group fly with Andy, we had a early start leaving at 7am for Sir Lowry’s pass arriving at 8am with a light breeze up the front, a few other local ...

Last day with Flycenter, we got to fly Lion’s Head

Friday, December 19th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Friday 19th Last day for Flycenter group and finally flying in Cape Town, Lions Head. Walking up was hot but reaching the take off with a cool thermic breeze blowing, was a relief, a detailed briefing, as Lion’s head can ...

Flying Maccassor then to Delheim for lunch and wine tasteing

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Thursday 18th Flying local Cape Town site Maccassor, a soaring low coastal site over looking False bay . Launching form the beach, new for most of the guys, strong wind launches on the sand is very new and strange experience, these ...

Birdmen flies while the comp was cancelled

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Wednesday 17th After staying over in Citrusdal hotel for the night we had a late start and flew from the pass. A few went out early and tried their luck, but bombed out and came for a second flight, while ...

Flying until the end of earth

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized |

Tuesday 16th as Cape Town has been blowing very strong Se erlies, the kite surfer are very happy but for flying way too strong everywhere blown out . So we had to return to Porterville, not a bad thing, good conditions, ...