Two Oceans Slope Soarers 2017 Aerobatics Competition took place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of January at Redhill Simonstown and Signal Hill Cape Town, Sou…th Africa, respectively.
Saturday saw pilots hanging out at the Canon, Soetwater & Chapmans Peak looking to the skies and the sea quietly whispering to the weatherman in the hopes of getting suitable flying wind, but it was not to be.
Sunday 29 everyone met at Signal Hill to find beautiful clear skies but very little wind and once again quiet chats with the weatherman, this time he condescended with light wind, and planes started taking to the skies accompanied by para-gliders in the distance hovering close to Lions Head.
The wind picked up later in the morning, the Judges took to their chairs, eyes forward, the pilots took their positions behind the judges with their callers next to them and the flying got going.
First up were the Open Class pilots followed later by the Scale Class & lastly the Expert pilots..
Congratulations to the winners for their hours of practice and well deserved 1st place positions and to all the pilots who were "In it to win it" or maybe just for the "Fun of it" and gave all of us who never competed, a fantastic weekend of camaraderie and a lesson in the great slope soaring hobby….