Good day for some and others disapointing

February 23rd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized

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Saturday 23rd Good prediction for Pampoenfontein and flying first south then to the north, west swinging SW, up to 25km in the late afternoon.

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Launching at 11.45 before the comp started, most of the group getting a pretty good climb at first but then soon bombed out 2 to 3 km down the ridge, others landed near bumpy while the guru’s, Rob U i, Robert, Aart, Ronald and Patrick climbed high 1900m als at bumpy then going over in to Citrusdal valley.

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The views of the valley floor and the surrounding mountains were very beautiful, Ronald climbing out to 2660m asl just north of Citrusdal and was then flying in to a WNW wind, lower down was a SSW. Struggling to get good altitude over constriction and going in to a head wind Ronald decided to fly back towards Citrusdal.

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We tried a second flight for the pilots whom landed early, but the thermic wind was too strong, stopping off at Kardoesie restaurant for a coffee, Ice cream, Milk shakes and burger very good food and place of rest.

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