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.
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.
Yesterday was a spectacularparagliding day at Bulwer. Some guys got high in convergence. 6m/s averages were recorded. Pete Relleen made 2050m above take off. Marc Aldridge got to 3300 meters above take off! Many students had great flying.
A cold front moved in yesterday evening with thunderstorms. We've had 14mm of rain so far. The weather forecast for the weekend looks a bit dismal for paragliding with a lot of clouds on Saturday and still very cold. Sunday could be ok. It is likely that the wind will be North after the front has passed by.
It was a really good weekend for paragliding at Bulwer. On Saturday the wind was quite strong East at times. Hans did some tandem flights but unfortunately student Mark Hendy was grounded. There were cumulus clouds dotted across the sky with lots of lift under each cloud. Sunday was epic with great climbs and quite a few pilots including Brett Powell and Jo Chanani had good cross country flights. We had a great music concert on the lawn at Wild Sky on Sunday. On Monday the wind was Westerly. Brett waited on the mountain to fly as the wind direction tried to go East but eventually gave up. Today a cold front has pulled in bringing with it much needed rain.
It looks like Bulwer will be flyable both days this weekend, with quite a lot of cloud around on Saturday. Its fairly chilly here today with a strong East wind blowing.
Bulwer has seen some great paragliding weather lately. Last weekend student Brad logged 16 flights! Hans had great tandem flights on Sunday. The air is very smoky despite a massive thunderstorm that swept through yesterday evening. We got 25mm of rain, finally some decent precipitation! This week every day has been flyable at Bulwer except on Monday there was a strong Westerly in the morning.
It was a great afternoon with student Brad logging nine flights and Dylan Fairfield logging tandem flights with Gerald Zondi as passenger. Josh landed in Himeville he got 700m above the peaks.