Sue Ellen and Nadia had lovely tandem flights with Hans today at the Map of Africa in Wilderness.
We've had some great paragliding in Wilderness. The map of Africa worked today and yesterday.
It was a nice morning at Bulwer students Kaisu and Robert got some flights and toplandings in. Some experienced pilots flew for hours. The wind picked up and we did quite a bit of parawaiting. Kaisu and Robert got one more flight each and had to do quite a lot of bigears to come down as there a big thundercloud was building towards the North.
Yesterday our students had nice flights and top landings at Bulwer. Flying ended early with thunderstorms building up. Suddenly there was a lot of lift, which meant it was time to pull in big ears and go and land. An epic storm came past a bit later with swirling cloud, strong wind, and a lot of lightning. Today there is 100% high cloud cover with very calm conditions and a light East wind. Wednesday and Thursday looks like it will be good at Bulwer, maybe some storms in the afternoon.
It was a perfect day for running around on the slopes learning to pull up a glider. New students Robert and Kaiso from Norway and Finland logged two flights each. The morning started off with light rain. It cleared up quite early and we had a good training day.
Student Roger Luke yesterday logged three nice flights before the wind got a bit strong and Cumulus clouds started to over develop. On Sunday there was also good flying with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hans did some good tandems and Roger got a great thermalling flight. Today is hot and Northwest to West wind.
New student Bruce Bremner had a great time last Tuesday and Wednesday, with East wind and a low cloudbase it was cold and smooth flying. We had some rain since then about 25mm in total. Yesterday the sky looked epic with a strongish breeze from the South. At the moment the wind is Southwest.
Vukile Mtolo and Pakamani Dlamini, two passionate paragliding pilots who would otherwise not have been able to afford paragliding, have had various benefactors to help them reach their dreams. Wild Sky Paragliding taught them to fly. South African pilots have sponsored their gear. Wayner Heuer and Chrissi Drunk sponsored their license fees. Many thanks to everyone for helping their dream of flying become a reality. Happy paragliding!
Its been interesting paragliding weather lately. Regardt van Wyk had some great flying near clouds on Saturday. Hans took a very happy Wayne from Durban for a great tandem flight. The wind has been strong most afternoons. Lambert and Hentie had some good flying this last week, and learned a lot about weather and wind at the same time.
It is misty this morning but should clear up the forecast looks very good for today with Easterly winds all day.