It was a reasonable paragliding weekend at Bulwer. New students Lizzy, Ed and Kim all had one high flight on Saturday. Ed and Kim logged some more flights at Sun City on Sunday. By the time we got to the 1000 takeoff the wind had picked up and was too strong for them to fly. Neville and Dave had great flying though.
Ria walked up the 600 with Corne and Jan they had good thermic flying and toplanded. Hans got Michelle and Louw to one high flight each on their first day. All in all a great day!
Flying the last few weeks has been fantastic. Almost every day was flyable at our main flying site, the beautiful mountain behind the small town of Bulwer. We have had a number of students that logged a lot of flights and airtime. It looks like the flying will be good for the next week as well.
It was another beautiful autumn morning. The wind is light East it looks like a nice day for flying.
Its been a really good week. Students Rudi and Corne logged 25 flights each in four days flying. On Saturday Rudi Cronje got to 1900 meter above take off flying from Centocow and flew to Sani Pass. Yesterday Josh flew to Underberg, Himeville and back to the triangle dams. Philip was 1km short of the Sani Pass Crossroads.
We did fly this weekend but each day storms built up around midday and yesterday a front moved in at around 13h00. On Saturday there was hardly any wind so we did some foefies from the saddle and later did a bit of soaring before the clouds overdeveloped. Yesterday was a bit better with a few hours of soaring before we had to stop flying.
There were a lot of local pilots at Bulwer for flying on Sunday. Conditions were extremely light for most of the day, but in the afternoon it switched on and we had some nice flying.
We had a great weekend with students logging some good flights at two different flying sites, Centocow and the Bulwer 1000.
Wild Sky Paragliding offers an introductory (two day) paragliding course. Starting on the training slope, there is an introductory lecture, demonstration by the instructor, then students pull up the glider with assistance from the intsructor and learn to steer the glider and stop. Gradually working your way up the training slope, you will eventually lift off the ground and experience the feeling of free flight. The course includes at least one flight under guidance on radio. Thats right, within two days you will already be flying!
Our visitors from Reunion all had great flying last Thursday, climbing up to 3000 meters above take off. Students Laura and Martin had great flying.