Archive for February, 2019

Two days in Porterville

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

27-2-19 Difficult day in Porterville, winds cold strongish and south, a few pilots launched in a good cycle but the rest did not fly there, we went to Kardoesie launch more into wind and much lighter. The rest of the gang flew and made ...

Beautiful Franschhoek, and safari

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

25-2-19 A day to remember, flying a new site for most, Franschhoek, vey spectacular and scenic area. Arriving in good time, we could launch at our leisure, but the valley winds can pick up quickly and blow the site early. We were lucky and some ...

Last day at Sedge, first day in Porterville

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

23-2-19 Last day at Sedge before heading back to Cape Town, well we were give the best, lots of clouds around and awesome lift.  The best day we had there for this trip, everyone pigging out with air time over three hours, before the journey ...

Flying lots in Sedge area, new site Uplands

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

21-2-19 Another great days flying, first at Sedge for thermic flying, then Paradise ridge for a very exciting launch and epic soaring conditions, later a new adventure human towing at Gerricka’s. Sedge was very good climbs to 450m and many top landing including Rudiger for ...

Three sites in one day

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

20-2-19 Three sites in tone day. Kleinkrantz, flying the small cliffs to Holiday Inn, flying in front of the houses and over the beautiful beach below, sea gulls joining in our fun, a few Dolphins playing in the distance. Later the wind backed so we ...

Buffels Bay and Sedge

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

19-2-19 Trying a different site Buffels bay, wind light on arrival, we had to wait for some time, watching the white caps come closer and the wind to increase. There was a short window to launch form upper take off, some ground handled and ...

Second Day at Sedge

Monday, February 18th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

18.2.19 Back to sedge for another good day, and thermal practise. I was the first to launch as most did not believe it was working so early, top of the trees working means time to fly. Boom, up I went, light thermal clouds forming ...

Arrival of Action Paragliding

Monday, February 18th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Action Paragliding 16-2-19 The arrival of Action Paragliding from Holland, some Dutch and other from Germany, during the course of the day. First evening briefings and discussing the plans for the two weeks holiday. 17th at 6am we left for Sedgefield, arriving at 12 with perfect flying ...

Early start for a good window of flying

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

13-2-19 An early start to get the window to fly in Hermanus, arriving at 8am we could fly immediately, a bit ESE but nice to fly later wind turned SE and south. Enjoying the scenic flying and less demanding then Porterville, a few top landed ...

More PBs and great flying in Porterville

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

11-2-19 Another great day in Porterville, most making it to the pass , while Martin for the first time flew over to Citrusdal, other to constriction and Dave landing in Clanwilliam. Clocking up the miles…. 12-2-19 Last day in Porterville, wind more west, task was flying south ...