What a brilliant and beautiful evening slope session up at Chappies yesterday… Marc where were you? Marc? Lionel, Brendan and myself were the lucky lab rats to escape the cage. Warm conditions on a North Wester and with reasonable lift, that had a tendency to go on/off at the most inconvenient times… Brendan chose to
Here in the deep south were pretty much a bunch of slope addicts and winter is upon us, windy, cold and sometimes very wet…so Wessie at Clowns hobbies has a little package to make sure you can continue to slope, even when its wet. This natty see through box hangs off your neck with a
Sorry but video quality is very poor a cell phone just doesnt work but here is shot lifted off video Formation stall turn no prize for whose out in front!
Finally we managed to get the first 3 colour coded Impala’ s on the same slope at the same time. Saturday and Sunday both produced very interesting South Easters in the middle of winter and while Hout Bay barely showed a breeze, the Red Hill slope just cooked under a perfect 30km/h South East breeze.
Winter hits the Cape Peninsula with a vengeance and the whole darn place gets flooded on Sunday 12 th July. Saturday the 11th however saw a few positive souls gathered up at the Chapman’s Peak NW site in an attempt to get some air time. It all started out fine, with great lift conditions in
Kevins Imp maiden This is a wmv file so you need to open windows media player if it isnt your default player before clicking on the words kevins imp maiden video contained within. It should then play the first 10 seconds as i only converted the first bit as a test from mp4 to
Wednesday was hot and bumpy and the light was fading fast but it didn’t stop one Farr from putting out the imp on its maiden. Wrong slope because of construction. We flew the west slope in a northerly but we were going to fly no matter what. No need to fly a wing first or to check the
While scrolling through the Springfield blog (Hi Dave!), I saw the post from John Barnes and Paul in Scotland and the awesome photograph of the Spitfire over the lakes. What a beautiful setting to throw something off!. Gotta get there! Thanks for the nice commentary and yes I think we need to keep in mind
You have those days, and then you have those days. This was one of THOSE days. Super light lift, with the promise of an increase towards evening, which just did not happen. In the beginning the BEE wings were struggling and the only plane to manage the lift was the old Piesang, which is a
Thanks to Malcolm Riley, herewith a few more pics from the event day. Enjoy A black Eagle paying some attention to Damian's Voltij….. Must be the colours! Attention all day-glo planes…watch out… incoming Luke! I am your father…Gus Thomas does his Darth impersonation Even Damian can't bear to look at those colours. Marc Beckenstrater looking