Archive for October, 2017

First day at Sedge slow but good

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

 Alan Corrado 29-10-2017 MoNaanMarti A slow start to the day, a bit of ground handling for some, also inverted at 285m, wind more SE making it a bit bumpy, but we flew beating the odds.  Hans In the late afternoon, boom wind more South and ...

New Birdmen group flying Piketberg

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Birdmen group October 2017 28-10-2017 Day 1 Flying Piketberg was the place to fly to get the most out the days flying, while two more pilots were  arriving. Good launches, then climbing to 770m, air at the first inversion was a bit bumpy, ...

Personal bests in Porterville and good times

Friday, October 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  24-10-2017 Another good day in Porterville, again a few pilots flying their personal bests, staying in the main valley due to a low inversion. Some having two flight a getting away on their second, climbing to 1400asl and flying all the ...

First day in Porterville

Friday, October 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  23-10-2017 First day of three in Porterville, a slower start and very inverted, the die hards flew well while the less experienced pilots dropped out along the way to Tienage. Air a little bumpy, but they were all keen for a ...

XC flying Hermanus and Day 1 Porterville

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  22-10-2017 Another great days flying in Hermanus with our Viking group. Grey skies and good winds we were in the air fairly quickly, a few practicing top landings, while others hug out flying until they were icy cold. Later it was time for ...

Great day at SLP, landing at the beach

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  21-10-17 Another very good days flying, back to SLP, Sir Lowry’s pass. Wind was good on arrival, but not good to fly too fare as there was a strong North wind at 750m asl, and a light wind from the wsw on ...

More dunes soaring epic day, Classic Signal Hill day

Friday, October 20th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  19-10-2017 Back to the dunes for more soaring, well what can I say we flew the whole day. It started off light then picked to about 25 /28 kms perfect conditions, flying to Mykonos and back, no problem. All having fun swopping ...

Two sites SLP and Lions Head

Friday, October 20th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  18-10-17 Flying two sites today, up early to get the window of opportunity at Sir Lowry’s pass, on arrival some guys didn’t believe the take off, but with my assistance everyone took off without a glitch and up they went. Soon above ...

Dune soaring a great day had by all

Friday, October 20th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  16-10-17 A non flying day everywhere, Sedge, Porterville and Cape Town, Some guys went surfing, while other ventured to the Water front and the Aquarium.  Tomorrow looking good. 17-10-17 A classic day at the dunes, we could fly on arrival, with perfect winds, ...

Short trip to Sedgefield

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

  14-10-17  After massive fires Non flying day, weird and scary clouds developing and Westerly winds not good for this area. We did some site seeing, a bit of ground handling on the beach playing with the wings, having fun. Later  relaxing ...