Fun envelope opened once again
Darn, that was fine fun the whole weekend. Silly.Ran up to Signals on Saturday and joined Mally there
and we were there for about an hour before anybody else arrived.
Great fun had with the Aldij’s and how blessed are we to be able
to slope soar at the foot of table mountain,
one of the modern wonders of the world, with an unbelievable vista
rolled out in front of us. Eventually the numbers gathered
and Andrew, Dave and Marcel to name a few had some rocking
times in the westerly bowl.
Sunday was supposed to be a flat-liner, and in the end it did just that.
A few of the guys got there early and had a bit of the early breeze,
Ryan and Tim among them, but by midday that had evaporated.
Malcolm, Lionel (who was cajoled out of his comfy chair with
a motivational speech which involved “old fart” and/or words to that effect)
and myself, took some power gliders to the Cannon
and had an awesome afternoon hunting thermals and light lift.
Nice to see Nic back on the slope and his deftness with the sticks
made me think he had never been away.
Lionel did particularly well with his electric Fox who’s light weight
and high aspect ratio wing allowed it to thermal remarkably well.
As usual the Sky Climbers were just the thing for the day and
by the time Mally and Myself had burnt out 3 batteries of 40 minute flights
each, we were ready to retire for the day.
Just how beautiful the day was, was proven by the massive
number of people on Chapmans Peak on my way home, who had all
ventured out to picnic and virtually every inch of the drive
was jam packed full of sun worshipers. Awesome!
Ready Steady for Launch
And away we go…. let the games commence
Ridge running one of the Wonders of the world.
Mally shows the landing approach perfectly
The slope starts to gather a crowd of happy slopers
Dave’s son grabbing at Dad’s old school rudderator
and practicing launch technique….
Marcel wrings out the Scimitar with some ballast.
A stunning Sunday morning…..
Nic on the sticks of the trusty Sky Climber
Mally about to set free some battery powered anti gravitational glider
Nic does the left to right really low and slow thing. Nice!
Bang for buck, a pretty awesome little glider that delivers hours of fun