Wet weekend brings flying weather to town
Just a few pics from the long weekend and a few notes
Saturday – lovely day up at Chapmans Peak with early conditions just beautiful
slowly dropping trough the day.
Sunday – Ice cold westerly thumping through Kommetjie, following the arrival of the
frontal system overnight. Lots of pouring rain quickly subsides and gives us ballistic lift
Monday – Still cold but lovely South Wester up at Kommetjie again, stayed true throughout the day.
1. Damian flicking on his landing flaps while involved in a flip/flash/splash type manouvre
with the Voltij and ending up with a very long walk as the Voltij " lands" itself at the bottom of the slope
2. Steve launching the Polykarpov on Monday and ending up with as long a walk as it runs out of lift.
A little damage, but remarkably in one piece – the plane that is…. not Steve.
3. Malcolm managing to get the Impala stuck up on a rock right at the top
of the Kommetjie slope after suffering blowback at the top.
Man thats one long way up to the top of that slope.
Impala took some injuries but will fly again I have no doubt.
4. Foamie PSS combat takes place the whole weekend and the speed
of combat on Sunday was just scary, resulting in an overnight repair mission
for the Monday session.
Note to all pilots… when watching the combat recovery
of some other poor blighter that just took a whack, keep eyes on your own plane…
as Damian and myself failed to do… and Malcom failed to do… really well.
Must say, it's really tough to keep your attention on your own foamie while howling with laughter
and trying to see if the poor bloke next to you is going to recover from his death spin, or not
All in all, the Cape Peninsula is one hell of a place to be slope soaring!