Back to basics and two awesome days on the slope
Saturday delivered one of those beautiful slope dayswith a not so gentle pure Westerly pushing through.
Signals, Chapmans Peak Carpark and Kommetjie West slope all had people
out enjoying the day and by all accounts each slope worked beautifully.
I had close to 3 hours Aldij flight on Saturday at the carpark and conditions were just superb, probably the best I have seen at that spot.
Sunday then switched to a fresh South West and the Slangkop site just rocked at about lunchtime with hugely dynamic lift that was something to behold.
The Aldij’s and anything that could go fast were just pomping through the air, 3 at a time.
We did quite a few SAMAA gradings as well ans so had a day of fun as well as achieving a few Bronze and silver applications.
Please keep in mind, that to do the silver and gold applications
it is beholden on the applicant to know the manouvres off by heart
and to have practiced them – LOTS!
What we are really looking for past Bronze (basic gliding skills and control )
is that the applicant concerned is to show competency at
being able to do the manouvres, understand them
and at all times be in control of the glider.
That is a competency prerequisite and as such should
be achieved at each increased level of competency,
or the idea of competency falls flat very quickly.
Looking forward to a whole bunch of practice sessions going on
as all these manouvres are also part and parcel of the aerobatics contest
in January and as such need to be practiced as often as possible.