Archive for June, 2015

Scheidegg flying and lots of beer tasting

Monday, June 29th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day 14 evening Arriving home at Jaco’s and Mia, conditions looking good for flying at Scheidegg, off we went. Late afternoon flight and finally landing after 8pm after a 2 hour flight, landing outside well in Jaco’s garden. Out comes the ...

Spending quality time with Danny and Niki in Annecy

Monday, June 29th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day 14 After a great dinner with Danny and Niki chatting discussing all topic we finally hit the sack at 1am. After a good breakfast we headed for Painfort, the lower takeoff as there was an air mass moving over from ...

Excellent first day at Fiesch

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day 8 Driving up to Wallies Fiesch with a group of us and FlyCenter paragliding school, arriving late 1150pm at our house, to bed for a early rise. Day 9 Awaking to blue skies, no wind, but the prediction to come from the ...

Squeaked in a quick flight from Scheidegg

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Day 8 A lazy morning sleeping late, light rain, so why get up…… Watching movies, relaxing but keeping one eye on Scheidegg local site as it started to clear, looking good from home then the first glider up and we where off ...

Visiting friends and a nice bike ride

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

Day 6/7 No flying stronger winds and rain showers with areas of blue for a while then closing up very fast. The weather changes here hourly, from blue skies, clouds to rain then, all of a sudden flyable as the rain ...

Trying to Fly the Jura area

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

Day 4/5 Not flyable rain, went visiting friends. Took a 1 hr 45 bike ride to area Jura, to try and fly, a very pretty area but the air was rough and the winds picked up quickly we opted not to fly. ...

Flying two sites 5 hours air time

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

Jaco and myself headed back to Uetliberg, meeting up with Rachel, Isabella and a few others who have been in South Africa on one of our tours, Birdmen. Conditions looking good, a steep walk up to takeoff but worth it. Mid ...

Day 2 Flying Uetliberg Zurich

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

Awakening to light rain and the prediction for rain the whole day, catching a train and trams to Zurich to visit friends for lunch and a bit of site seeing. Low and behold rain stopped, with full cloud cover but ...

Leaving home for Switzerland

Monday, June 15th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Braaing Fillet steak medallions, pepper source and healthy veggies, having a great dinner with my family, red wine to complement the meal and to set the mood. Packing, boarding and flying to Zurich on the 14th , arriving at 6.15am 15th ...

Great weekend of flying, with three sites.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized |

ground handling until sunset Graeme's new wing Weekend of the 30 and 31st May no flying, windy, rain and our first big fronts set in brining very chilly weather, to keep us in doors. Not too bad, a big fire, movies relaxing opening ...