Warthog seen at Chapman's Peak
While still scribbling the Aerobatic contest report….
we managed to get some awesome sloping up at Chapman’s Peak,
slap bang in the middle of summer and we get a howling North Wester… go figure.
It was however considered somewhat of a present for the guys who live in Hout Bay
and were able to gander up to Chapman’s Peak for what could be classified
as some of the best slope days throughout these summer months…! Odd.
Saturday was a peach of a day, with great 35km/h North Westers the whole day,
the lift as smooth as silk and buoyant, and it never tapped off for one minute.
Result>>>>> A hell of a lot of slope gliding done by everybody and I personally left the slope
with a bad case of sunburn on the forehead. Those slightly cloudy days can be a killer
and once more reinforced the truth that we live in a very sunny part of the world
and quite frankly suntan lotion is not optional, but rather a very definite a requirement…
even during winter/summer/winter thing!
Sunday started off with a wee bit of a drizzle in the morning, then cleared up nicely and
roared through at 40km/h from the North West for the rest of the day, only tapping of slightly towards evening.
So the sun-burnt crew headed up to Chapman’s Peak again and indulged themselves once more,
for most of the day with the last individuals clearing the decks at about 6PM.
Talk about slope glutony!
The highlight of the extended Sunday sessions was Carlo’s A10 Warthog doing some awesome flights.
Beautifully built, this little 5 kilogram baby took Damian and Carlo some serious hours to build from scratch
and poses beautifully in the sky with it’s unique form.
Well done guys, it’s going to be a beaut at the PSS festival in June 2010.