Flight of the Month - this award is decided at the monthly club meeting and recognizes the best flight of a CAHGC member in the preceding month

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January 2010

Posted by CAHGC on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Flight of the Month 
We had some really good flights this month, with several in the +80 km range and one of 131km. Adam showed tracklogs and pictures from the December Dasklip trip, including flights from Porterville to Klawer and to Bree Rivier. Eric described his exciting flight over Pakhuis. Really cool, ground-breaking stuff. This led to a good discussion about how to go over the back of mountains efficiently. There was some flying at Wilderness and Sir Lowry’s too. 

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December 2009

Posted by CAHGC on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Flight of the Month 

A nice diversity of flights this month from Cape Town and beyond. Eric relayed his stories from Bulwer where he got a couple of flights. Adam had a 71km flight from Dasklip to just short of Clanwilliam. But Flight of the Month went to Greg Gibson for his return to the air at the Map in Wilderness. Greg has been patient and has persevered in getting back in the air and it is great to see this commitment. Well done! 


 
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November 2009

Posted by CAHGC on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Flight of the Month 
Flight of the Month went to Adam for a flight to just short of Constriction during Gatskop. The story:

 
Google earth tracklog colored by climb rate
A bunch of us hangies joined in on the paragliding community's friendly pre-season comp, Gatskop, at Porterville. After a poor flight on Saturday, I had a nice flight on Sunday. I had a good launch, but for some reason, after 300 flights in my harness, I grabbed my drogue chute pocket (where I keep my energy bar) by mistake instead of my ...
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October 2009

Posted by CAHGC on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Flight of the Month 
Flight of the month for October went to Adam for his ridge run from Signals to Scarborough. The story:

32 kms from Signals to Scarborough. A really fun flight and a new personal best for me at this site. The flight itself was easy, just a point and shoot ridge-run. The only tricky bit came navigating some cloud in Hout Bay and thus having to go deep downwind along the steep cliffs of Chapman's Peak over the ocean before finding lift. The glide from Chapman's to Scarborough was a buttery smoot...
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