A sad day for all who knew and spent time with this most lovable of creatures, from here to guys all over the country that had the pleasure of spending time with Pye on the slope. Rest in piece Pye. —————————————————————————————– It’s with a heavy heart that I have to inform you of Pye’s Passing. He
Aha, finally a wee bit of resprite from the insane temperatures on the horizon, so most thought, and with a long weekend on the horizon, we hoped to get an entire weekends sloping in. Mother nature had other ideas and threw in a Saturday that reeked of heat at 34 degrees, and had all and
Last Saturday and Sunday failed to deliver any form of slopable conditions, hence no blog update… as fog hung around like a bad rash and ended up with all and sundry getting build projects and repairs effected. This is truly a rare condition for us Cape folk, that tends to induce a certain grumpiness, best
What a brilliant weekend! Some of us who have our minds set on the PSS Festival in June and scratch building subjects, had to put it all to the side, grab every glider that carried a charge and literally charge for the slope. Saturday delivered strong conditions, but with the cloud low over St. James
RC Soaring Digest has runn the TOSS Aerobatic Event 2011 as front page article, so a great thanks to Bill and Bunny for the placement, and as always they are just superb people to deal with. So enjoy a few more photies that were not on the blog. Can be found at: http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/ Also included
Wolfgat (translation would be wolf hole/den) aquired it’s name in 1962 after the discovery of a cave where a pack of hyenas had at some time lived and bred. Dating back 40 000 years, the site was rich in fossils as differing inhabitants over a wee bit of time had taken shelter in the cave.
Hard to believe that a mere month away and we are at the Autumn solstice driving inextricably towards the winter and the rainy season. This weekend returned back to normal and the crew headed out for a relaxed weekend following all the lead-up to the TOSS Aero event. Humour being the central piece of the
Hosted in Cape Town for the third year in a row on the last weekend of January, the Two Oceans Slope Soarers Aerobatics Event rolled out for the 2011 competition. As blessed as we are in this wonderful slope soaring part of the world, one could not have hoped for better weather as Mother Nature rolled out the
Still holding firm with the South Easter now predicted for Saturday and Sunday. Only issue willl be the heat, predicted to be in the 30 degree range so plenty of the stinky white stuff applied to induce teary eyes should help spotting gliders far off in the distance! Still cooking with 2 sleeps to go
Still looking good for Saturday, with Sunday on a southerly switch. Changed three times in the last 24 hours so here’s looking forward to more machinations tomorrow. Sleep with one eye open, this could still change!…again!