Archive for March, 2019

Students 2019

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Start of student training 2019 After a few days break between our tours, now its time for students again. We have had two fantastic weekends of training, Staring off with lots of ground handling and slope flights. The students are getting into it very nicely, ...

After some non flying days, beautiful Franschhoek

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

10/11.3.19 Non flying days due to a spinoff low at altitude changed our weather patterns, unstable air mass , thunder, lightning, rain and changing wind directions. Well we need all rain we can get. 12/3/19 Trying to fly signal hill, with lingering low cloud at ...

Porterville at its best, could streets

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

9-3-19 Light winds predicted for most of the day, but flying south we hit a breeze SSW, turning back along the ridge bouncing between 650 and 900m, not really having to turn much I caught up to our group to offer assistance. The flats were ...

Piketberg produces again

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

8-3-19 Not too many pilots believing in flying Piketberg, would be good, but we had a great day. Launch window was good and some had three take offs before getting away, others cracked it on the first. A good task set to fly to ...

Paradise to ourselves all day

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

7-3-19 Last day in Sedgefield, did we have a winner, the only ones flying Paradise ridge. Launching from the ramp we had an advantage and it was easy to stay up, wind increased quickly so Bernie and myself did a full service launch for most ...

Sedge Buffels Bay and Sedge

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

4/5/6-3-19 Flying Sedge view, then Buffels bay and Sedge again. First day was great good thermals nice cores but could only climb to 450m, there were definite house thermals working as there were gliders circling together. Top landings by most and many starts, later the ...

On the way to Sedge flying SLP, WOW

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

3-3-19 On the way to Sedgefield stopping off at SLP sir Lowry’s pass, great idea and good conditions and the Sparrows were there flying as well. Great clouds, good thermals and views to die for, firstly flying around take off area to get the feeling, ...

Arrival of BurnAir and Birdmen tour

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Birdmen/ Burnair 2019 2-3-19 As one groups leaves another arrives, welcome to Burnie from Burnair Switzerland, directly from the air port to Langebaan flying site. A easy day dune soaring, new to most and very enjoyable. Warm weather and hot sun wind on the ...