Flying until you can't no more
WOW, what a weekends flying.
Full on beautiful sloping for as much time as the brain can take.
Friday evening say three hardy fellows in freezing cold westerly conditions,
sneaking in an evening session up on the west slope.
But it was Saturday that turned out to be a peach.
We thought we were going to get washed away, but the day just turned into a darling of a day
with the wind pure westerly and the car park slope firing away with clean,
ice cold and perfect lift. A whole gaggle of us met up there and had a blast for 5 hours
in the most perfect conditions. Marc, Damian, Malcolm, Carlo, Obi and the rest of the Hout Bay
crew were up there and the combat was fast and furious.
I eventually got tired of chasing the BEE winglet around the car park after
it got smashed off time after time. Between Carlo and myself, I believe I had more walks on the day,
so one back for Carlo. I now hold the tittle of “30 second noodle” after being totally
taken out on a launch and taking less than 30 seconds to meet mother earth.
Damian brought along the new scale Impala and we got a very good maiden flight completed
in great conditions.The Impala handles well, is very capable and super stable
and is an Anton Benning creation with a few more colours and livery added.
Keep an close eye on the slope for further developments in this line soon.
AND then to Sunday.
More North West on the day, so flying moved up into the corner slope area,
for perfect conditions with less wind and tons of lift. So the whole crew had a blast once again
and walks were aplenty in the heat of combat. Need I say who?
Conditions were great and most guys had their fill of lift and fun on the day
and a good variety of models flew without any damage to any of them. Another 5 hours of sloping and we were pretty much flown out!
So to those who ventured out, wasn’t it great to be there?…. and to those who didn’t venture out, you missed out!
- Damian preps the IMP and Carlo chills
- Looking good BABY!
- Maiden launch of the IMP
- Part of the pit area over the weekend, and it got a lot more crowded