Archive for October, 2019

Piketberg to Graafwater and beyond

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Piketberg looking good for the day with an inversion, but still good. Some having two flights, while others hung in there and fought the inversion, trying South with not muck luck, then heading North. Some strong but scrappy thermals on the ridge, ...

Epic day at SLP My PB 129.2kms flying East

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

      The day at slp started with drops of rain but clouds opening and looking very good unstable air mass. Time to launch and pilots went off towards Hanskop and high to base, my flight was slow, ...

Non flying travelling day, great day at Langebaan

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

         Monday non flying all over the country, driving back to Cape Town from Sedge, strong wind and rain. Tuesday a cool day at langebaan flying almost all day with breaks in between for lunch. challenging to to ...

Three days in Sedge, flying everyday, all day, many sites

Monday, October 28th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Three awesome days flying in Sedge field and Wilderness area.                                    Some days flying three sites and our last day doing 5 sites, We flew ...

Last day with group one fantastic day at BuffelsBay

Sunday, October 27th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

       pm out  Arriving in Sedge at 7pm we went out for a great dinner at De Vinci on Sedge Island. Next day SEerlies after a good breakfast we walked the beach to take off. Once again the only group ...

Two days in Porterville area

Sunday, October 27th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

          One very good day, flying from Pampoenfontein to Tienage tit, back to Porterville town and out west to Piketberg. Launching with no great plans, just to fly and have fun. Air a bit bumpy at ...

New site Rusty gate and soaring Langebaan two beautiful days

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

We always looking for new sites for our groups, Rusty Gate is a thermic site and absolutely beautiful, but logistic cell reception not good. Good XC potential, a short walk to launch, wind coming form both sides we waited until it ...

Weather turning bad in Sedge, off we go.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Leaving Sedge as the weather was turning bad and no flying for a few days. Birdmen is on the move, finding a site to fly on the way home everyone was so surprised, the non flying days became flyable and ...

Flying New site Serpentine, then flying new distance/areas at sedge

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Serpentine. Trying the new site at Serpentine, great takeoff, the day was stable so difficult to stay high, bubbly thermals and small, difficult to use. Danny and myself flew while the others watched climbing to the inversion layer but technical. ...

Classic day at Sedge and Buffels bay, what a treat.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Lite SE predicted, starting off at Sedge with good early thermic conditions, in the air soon as possible learning more about their wings and honing ones skills, Climbing to 350/400 but then hitting the prevailing easterly. Moving off to Buffels was a ...