Archive for March, 2018

New student season, stars/ pilots will be born.

Thursday, March 29th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

Students 2018 A new student season, starting off with four students and within three days another three guys started. First doing the simulated flight and paper work, then the first exciting day on the field doing ground handling, forward and reverse launches. Running, ...

Last few days Flying Piketberg, Langebaan, Signal Hill

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

  16-3-2018 Flying Piketberg and last day in this valley. In the beginning the air was good and later it became a bit ratty, I guess the low inversion and the southerly and Northerly pushing in. Some found it difficult, while others boomed up, ...

Xc flying in Porterville for a few day

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

13/14-3-2018 XC time in Porterville, staying for a few days. First day WNW, some finding it a bit challenging, eager to fly high and fare but some were soon on the ground, second flights were better, but some still finding it difficult. While ...

Flying Sir Lowry’s pass, Signal hill and Lions head

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

11-3-2018 Arriving at SLp in good time for a briefing and to get ready for takeoff. We had a good day but the wind turned SSW, making the launches a little more tricky. Most pilots flying well and headed to Hans kop and ...

Last two days in Sedge, having a blast, hand towing.

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

9-3-2018 More skills training at Sedge for a few hours, then flying Paradise ridge from the ramp. Most pilots getting almost the end before returning as the wind later turned more SE, making it more difficult. Spotting pods of Dolphins playing in the ...

Flying three sites, capturing the moments.

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

  8-3-2018 Strong looking day and more west, a late breakfast before heading out. First place to try was Kleinkranz car park, kiting the glider on the beach, as it was strong, only the Advance Pi2 and high performance glider flying. Within 40 minutes ...

A slow morning, but still good flying

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

  6-3-2018 Buffels bay produced for us again, flying the whole day, some also did ground handling exercises, and latter flying again. I managed to fly almost all the way to Brent on Sea and back, the best day I’ve had there. Hours and ...

First few days with Bernie from Burnair

Friday, March 9th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Birdmen and Burnair 4-3-2018 Arrival of Burnair and Birdmen group, travelling straight up to Sedgefield for some easy coastal soaring and light thermic flying to get the pilots back in the swing of things, dusting out the cob webs. First evening Fillet braai ...

Last two days with Action Air Sports, flying Porterville and Piketberg

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

 Best wing on the market Advance Sigma 10 1-3-2018 A bit of a difficult day in Porterville and tired pilots, as we have been flying every day, launching was late. Working hard in the first lift before heading down the ridge, air a bit ...

Day two in the Hermanus area, along the coast

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

  28-2-2018 On the way home we stopped at the penguins, as the wind was more east, but forecast to change. We stopped at a coastal site, another new site for our group. A hike and fly day, but worth it. Soon all ...