Archive for November, 2019

Back to Cape Town and flying SLP and the last night out.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Last day of flying for this group, wanting to Fly Lions Head, but wind from NE at Signal hill, moving off to SLP wind good but thermic gusts, some chose not to fly other enjoyed the for a while ...

Two cool days at Sedge

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

                       We had two great days flying sedge view, thermic flying, also offering touch and goes and top landing practicing. Trying to climb high enough to cross over to Gerricka's bowl, but the ...

Two great days on Paradise ridge

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Arriving in Sedge in the evening time to braai Ostrich, after the driving, sitting around the fire, swimming and relaxing with a few beers and really feeling on holiday, while the fire burnt down to coals to braai. Eagerly ...

Three days in Porterville, smashing PB’s for all

Saturday, November 16th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Over the three days we launched at many takeoff offering our pilots different flights, routes and goals.                       Many pilots doing their PB's, first XC flights, others doing over 54kms, a ...

A grand day at Piketberg Xc potential of note

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

       Wind a little strong at times but still goo to fly, our group watched as others took off and flew away, climbing high over take off and they set off into the distance. Our group one by one ...

Playing at the dunes a cool day

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

               Langebaan was very nice today, light winds in the beginning, time for some training and kiting skills. Then slowly the wind increased another lesson, one by one the skies got littered with  colorful gliders. Some pilots doing ...

A difficult day but we got the prize flying Piekenieskloof pass

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

  Driving out to Porterville very low clouds and light rain in places, pilots not to optimistic, stopping at Piketberg the valley was lighter, arriving on take off clouds lifted and time to launch. Soon most were kitted up and in the ...

Dasklip to Groenvlei dam flying South

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Forecast not looking very exciting, but if you not on take you will defiantly not fly. Wind over the back at first, but the crows thermalling out front great to watch, then the switch within a few minutes, with half ...

Rough air in Porterville, Evening smooth flight

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

The day looking good on the forecast, but after launching the air was pretty messy, difficult to read and very active. After flying for sometime we opted to land 20km and 30 kms down the ridge. Danny hung in there and ...

Bain’s Kloof to Citrusdal

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized |

Arriving early to enjoy the scenery and the morning smells and views, conditions improved and more pilots arrived. Time to go, Berndt off first and other soon followed, Niki climbing high above the rest was ready to go, her task ...