Archive for March, 2015

Students first and second day of flying

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

First flying day for the new students, some not expecting to fly, but it was perfect with light winds, doing forward launches and a good run they were off, some takeoff not so good sitting down early putting themselves into ...

First two days of ground handling with new students

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

First day of ground handling for our new batch of students, arriving at Dolphin beach doing the theory on opening glider, attaching to harness and launching techniques, etiquette on takeoff wind direction and so on. We had great fun with very ...

Last tour days, starting of student training

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

14th 15th March Signal Hill Trying to fly Table Mountain but on takeoff wind gusty and from all over the place, down with the cable car and off to Signal hill. Last few days flying Signal hill and ending our tour season, ...

Porterville sun set flight, magic air, spectacular views

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

12th March Porterville Forecast not looking bad, but on arrival it seemed very north but strength good, I took a test flight and clearly it was north and more wind than felt on takeoff. I flew a few kilometers for an ...

Bumpy ride in Porterville

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  11th March Porterville After some good days in Sedge field and Hermanus it is time to fly some good thermic conditions in Porterville. The wind was fairly strong form the east, in other words over the back, stopping off at Koppie koffie, ...

Hermanus cooks again flying all day

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

10th March Hermanus After sleeping over in Hermanus with a good dinner and sleep we were ready for the days flying. Full cloud cover and cool on take off with a good wind so we could fly immediately. Good flying but with ...

Sedge, new site Du Toits XC potential

Monday, March 9th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  8th March Once again arriving at Sedge view with good conditions, not long and we were in the air, being spoiled with the presents of the Fish Eagles and their beautiful cries. A whole lot went down, practicing ground handling, Big ear ...

Flying Sedge for two days, flying with Fish Eagles

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

Flying Sedge 6th and 7th the morning sessions where very good, with light thermals. Flying around taking the cores up to 450m asl, Martie practicing ground handling, doing the A’s D technique, a few doing top landings, while the others ...

Sun set Drinks flying Sedge view

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

March 3rd after flying we went down to the beach for a walk and sun downer. March 4th Driving up to Sedge field, 5th waking up to light drizzle rain, and light North wind, it took a while before turning and ...

A day of hunting sites, next day flying SLP

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  March 3rd SLP Bergish conditions easterly and stronger winds than predicted, we tried Macassor, Paarl rock and eventually Signal hill, Macassor and the Rock wind way too strong, while sigs in the evening over the back but light, not worth the ...