Foggy Workers Day
Public holiday midweek. Slope time.
Strangely enough on the weekend Sunday, Mally and myself had
Chapmans peak to ourselves, with nary another sloper in sight
and so had 4 hours of uninterrupted slope session all to ourselves.
Suggest a continuance this trend of lack of slope attendance
as it does rather create lovely clean airspace.
Had a great chat to a retired American T38 Talon pilot
who stopped for a chat.
Later he transferred to American airlines
and flew just about every Boeing up to the 747
and still today does full scale glider flight.
Great to meet a man with such passion for flight,
but who had never seen slope soaring… till now…. in Cape Town…
and was about to hoof it back to Arizona to find the nearest hilltop!
Then yesterday was a peach of a day, but then got fogged in on Signals
while Chappies was clear but held nary a breath of wind.
But after an hour or two of tongue wagging with the AFC crew,
Anton, Tokkies and other Hermanus guys,
Alan and Mally arrived, the mists rolled back as if heralded to do so,
the westerly pumped through.
All and sundry had a wail of a time in cranking super clean late afternoon conditions. Me thinks that every Wednesday should be a slope day!
The early session with clear conditions
Anton fiddling about in the lunchtime mists
Alan and the Alula just before it got blown off the mount
Thanks to Jaque for this one, Aldij about to find some airtime
Part of the gathered group
Jaques imp doing the rounds
Brooding mists creeping in off the Atlantic
Alan happy as can be after a really good Aldij session and
some awesome landing practice.
The mists hanging off the island for the rest of the day