Archive for February, 2017

Birdmen’s last group for the season.

Monday, February 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Birdmen group with Bernie and BurnAir . 26/2/17 Our clients arrived the day before and early the next morning, we drove straight up to Sedgefield and were rewarded with a great flight from Major Dad’s ramp along Paradise ridge. These guys never been ...

Last day with Action Air Sports

Monday, February 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

24/2/17 Trying to flying Llandudno or Signal hill, but due to very low cloud, a fog bank continuously streaming over the mountain and the wind steadily increasing, we were unable to fly. Some of us decided to do ground handling for a ...

Flying Signal Hill and Lion’s Head in Cape Town

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

23/2/17 Flying in Cape Town arriving at Signal Hill, with lots of tandems at first couple of turns before heading out to landing. Later it was very good, good thermal so lots of gliders in the air at one time. Our group ...

Two epic Piketberg days, and coastal soaring

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

20/21/2/17 Two really good days in Piketberg, a few personal best broken, the views from this site looking east towards Porterville mountains across the vast Valley, is really special. The flying is a bit more difficult, but rewarding. The first day ...

Flying two sites in one day Hermanus and SLP

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  17/2/17 Flying Hermanus and SLP for an evening flight. We had a good day in Hermanus, although sometimes a little tricky. No chance to go Xc, but flying around, enjoying the panoramic views of the bay and the mountains behind. Some practicing top ...

Lions Head and excellent day at Langebaan

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  15/2/17 First stop was Signal Hill but the wind light and very cross from the South, we tried Lions Head walking up to the top take off, also light conditions, but good direction. After a bit of time waiting and admiring the ...

Arrival of Action Air Sports 14th year in a row

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

AA Sports 2017 12/2/17 A great meal Fillet braai to welcome Action Air Sports and there group to SA cape Town. An early start to Porterville for three days, with low cloud base on the hill and cross ssw winds steadily increasing, we ...

Three days in Porterville and Langebaan to finish off

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  7/2/17 First day of three in Porterville, hoping to fly a triangle, but soon the Swerly creped in and we could only reach Porterville. Some pilots persisted into wind but soon paid the price and landed, while others turned early and ...

Great days at Langebaan, Hermanus and Paarl Rock

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

4/2/17 Langebaan dunes, we are very privileged to fly this special place, a play ground of note, a consistent coastal breeze. Flying with the sea gulls, seals playing in the surf trying to catch fish, us soaring above the dunes along the ...