Archive for October, 2016

Flying Porterville on first day

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Birdmen group Oct 2016        After dropping off the Sweeds, our new group arrived in drips and drabs, the first day we flew Porterville. It was a very good day with an inversion at about 1000m, a bit bumpy ...

Flying Hermanus, Sigs and Lions Head, Epic two weeks

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

25/10/16 Everyone eager to fly Hermanus, well we had a great day arriving in good time and took off soon after arrival. Air a bit bumpy, flying around just having fun and enjoying the views, but no Whales. Later a few guys flew ...

Sweeds having great flying Cape Town and Porterville

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

23/10/16 Flying Signal hill in between the tandems, second round we hiked Lions Head to the top take off, some good flying but most just had a short flight. 3rd flight more relaxed and filtered in between the tandems, the later ...

Three sites in one day

Friday, October 21st, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

      20/10/16 We flew Sedge all day, the first season was great then the air mass stabilized and shut everything down, a few blips of lift after four/ five flights we gave up and settled outside the craft beers brewery, enjoying their ...

Porterville and Sedge field

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

18/10/16 3rd day in Porteville, a late start but we had two flights, in light conditions and later Mimatus cloud covering the valley, so we played safe and landed, then decided to pack up and leave for Sedgefield. A quick journey arriving ...

Sweeds doing PB’s in Porterville

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

17/10/16 2nd day flying Porterville, a few locals joined us. Waiting for the best time to launch to get the best of the day, well I’d say our timing was perfect. Three pilots launched to show the way, the rest followed ...

The Sweeds are here, we having good flying, SLP, Porterville Langebaan

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

14th First flying day,  Sir Lowry’s pass, with a low inversion, this delayed the start of the day. One by one our guys launched scratching hard before landing. Later it popped and all were flying in the summer SA skies, the ...

180km from SLP to Rhnosterhoek my PB

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

  The day before the big group arrives, Johan and his crew. Danny, Niki, Hans, Thomas and myself on arrival at SLPwind looking good but light, clouds and base looking good, within 40minutes we were in the air. Others also arrived to ...

Summer season starting and ending training of students

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

    The last few days of training before our tours season starts. Student  frantically writing their exams and flying to complete the skills for their licenses. Piketberg has been very good but flying Betties Bay dunes as well. Some bumpy air to keep ...