Archive for January, 2016

Cloud surfing, great soaring day

Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sun 31st A lot of easterlies in Sedge area this year, we went to Buffels bay, a short walk, then with assistance and big ears launches all got off smoothly. Fantastic conditions with clouds streaming over the hill and some flying above ...

Arrival and first day with new Birdmen group

Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

Birdmen group Jan/Feb 2016 Our pilots arrived through the day on Friday, some went to the waterfront, as we were still busy flying in Porterville with Airzone. Dropping Airzone at air port, then collecting 8pilots from the water front, a welcome ...

Last day with Airzone

Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

29th Friday the last flying taking it easy flying flat lands for a few hours, then heading home to pack. A great two weeks with Sergio and Airzone, flying lots, good air time, and many different sites flown pilots learnt ...

Another two great day in Porterville with Airzone

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

27th and 28th January Two good days in Porterville, launching earlier and good climbs in front of take off, the day looking promising, Sergio flying south to Saron then returned to Rhenosterhoek and back to takeoff, a good flight into wind ...

Sedge, Hermanus and Porterville

Monday, January 25th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

22nd started off very light conditions, so we decided to have a mass start, with some interesting happenings, we flew on and off and later in the afternoon also a good session, last flight at 18h35.   23rd last day in ...

Another two good days with Airzone

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

  20th Back to Sedge, we had a good day, but the day was cut short by the Easterly breaking through and making the air turbulent. Practicing reverse launches and kiting, some top landing and taking advantage of the time we ...

Sedge two days and Buffels bay

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

  17th January The evening before decision time, as Porterville Mountain’s are burning no flying, Cape Town windy, so we decided to try Maccassor then head to Sedgefield. Maccassor was light and actually very west, strange, so we carried on to Sedge. Arriving the ...

Arrival of Airzone and first flying day

Saturday, January 16th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

Sergio from Airzone arrived on the 15th January, Cape Town very windy and too late to fly anywhere else. After settling in at the Birdmen’s nest, we all went down to the Blue Peter for few beers and a light snack, ...

Last three days in the Porterville valley

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

9th 10th and 11th January Three days in Porterville as Cape Town was completely blown out, first day we flew from Piketberg, everyone got away on the first flights. A really good thermal, just off launch, took the pilots high and ...

Some difficult and non flying days

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

5th January An early start to Hermanus, we had a long wait as the wind was very Easterly, visiting the Penguins and a light lunch before returning to takeoff. Finally one bus went home and the other die hards stayed and we ...