Archive for January, 2017

Another Epic Paradise and Sedge day

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

    30/1/17 Another Barry Birdmen day Paradise ridge was spectacular; strong when we arrived so I test flew and demonstrated the big ear launch. After 20 /30 minutes it was time for the rest to fly but still stronger than they were use ...

Epic day at Sir Lowry’s pass,evening braai in Sedge

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

29/1/17   Trying to decide the best place to fly, well we did, on the way to Sedge field we stopped off at Sir Lowry’s pass. We have a fantastic flight more than half the group flew to Hans kop and Moordenaars peak, ...

First day with Birdmen group Porterville

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Birdmen group 2017 Martin 27/1/17 The birdmen group arrive and relaxed at the waterfront, while we were finishing off with Airzone and dropping them off at the airport. 28/1/17 Deciding where to fly for the first day, options slowly getting less and less, Porterville ...

Last few days in Porterville

Friday, January 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

   24/1/17 Porterville, the wind caught us out, with very low cloud and intermittent rain, on the mountains we could not fly. Not for lack of trying, but mother nature rules. Poktjie kos for dinner and a awesome sun set, with a few beers ...

Sedge, Paradise and Hermanus

Friday, January 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

22/1/17 Flying Sedge in the morning producing good thermals with steady climbs, hoping to fly across to Gerricka’s but now way, enjoying the views from high. We really want to fly Paradise ridge, after an hour and half we packed with a ...

Great day at Buffels bay

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

20/1/17 Evening flight for spot landing and a mass start and glide. 21/1/17 After the market breakfast we started flying from 11.30 at Buffels bay, another good experience for our group, some taking the full service launches. Soaring around again with epic views ...

First two days in Sedge area

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

19/1/17 Tying to fly Holiday Inn first but a few rain shower interrupted our flying only three of us flew before the wind died off and we went to Sedge. We flew the whole day at Sedge view, hoping to fly Paradise ...

Second day in Piketberg, 111kms triangle

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  17/1/17 Second day in Piketberg, we had a fantastic day, starting off with light wind conditions and good thermals, this allowing us to fly a triangle.  Some pilots having three/four flights not managing to connect and get high and away. While others ...

Three hours in Hermanus, Piketberg delivers

Monday, January 16th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

15/1/17 Second day in Hermanus, stopping off at Sir Lowry’s pass on the way, hoping to fly, but the higher wind was Se erly. Wind went west in Hermanus  and rain shower covered the mountain until 1pm, well a good cup of ...

Arrival of Airzone and Epic first flying day

Sunday, January 15th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Arrival of Airzone, Sergio Waldmeier 13/1/17 After a good break, it’s time to fly and work again, Cape Town the South Easterly keeps on blowing so we have to drive to fly. After a briefing and a beer, we went down to the ...