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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October 2013

January 13, 2014
Flight of the month went to Adam West for first attempt at the Rondebossie XC challenge (going XC from our training hill). All flights greater than 10km count towards this challenge. Adam managed to sneak in a 10.9km flight in strong SE winds. 

From Adam:
The wind was blowing +40kmh on the hill, but cumulus were popping off to the SW. Thought there might be a chance of catching a ride under one and going XC. 

It was really fun to go over the back, drifting over the fields. It was hard to stay out of the airspace initially, and had to fly in and out of the lift as I was drifting back from the hill. 10kms out I was unzipped and ready to land when I hit a very strong core and thought I might pull of a low save, but flubbed it landed, 10.9km out from the hill, just making a legitimate Rondebossie XC challenge flight :)

One of my most fun per km flights!

Tracklog here:

July 2013

November 16, 2013
Flight of the month went to new member Edward Copley for a solo SLP flight. Well done!

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June 2013

November 16, 2013
Flight of the month went to Greg Gibson and Mark van Wyk for a beaut of a flight at Noordehoek Peak.

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May 2013

November 16, 2013

Flight of the Month went to Mark and Fabiano for pioneering a site in Franschoek:

Mark's story:
Today was one of those amazing days I'll never forget. Fabiano and I pioneered a site. Well, more Fabio. He found the spot, checked it out, found the landing and decided to go fly it. I just got him to send me off first so I had a wireman. Flying the site was awesome. The sun had vanished behind the clouds, but we still managed to climb up 2975' AMSL. We chased each other around the ...

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March 2013

November 16, 2013
Flight of the month went to Arjan De Kock for a vario-less XC at Porterville, to the Piekenierskloof Pass, back to Saron Gap and back to Dasklip.  

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January 2013

March 11, 2013
Flight of the month went to Adam West for a flight from Dasklip, over Pakhuis, into the Northern Cape. 

Full story here: http://hgrsa.blogspot.com/2013/01/dasklip-to-northern-cape.html

Adam heading over Doringbos towards the Northern Cape

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December 2012

January 22, 2013
Flight of the month for December went to new pilot, Arjan de Kock, for his first XC flight at Dasklip. A really special moment for any soaring pilot. Well done!

Arjan's story:
It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m at a climbing competition in Cape Town. This is supposed to be my element but I look around the plastic walls and people that came here to compete. I feel completely un-inspired... its hot... climbing walls is a futile pursuit & I’m drained from driving countless hours from Namibia......
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November 2012

January 17, 2013
Flight of the month goes to Grove Steyn for an exciting and innovative flight from SLP.


From Grove:

I see that I only managed to launch from the lower take-off at 15h00 after Paul and I had sent off Mark.  The prevailing wind was SW, but the thermals still pulled the streamers up straight regularly.   I had to work a bit to get up above the bridge section of the road.  Thereafter I hung around at ridge height working the moderate thermals wh...

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October 2012

October 19, 2012
Flight of the month goes to Paul Laros for a fantastic, late-afternoon flight to Sneeuberg in Sir Lowry's Pass valley.

From Paul:
I had a wonderful flight at SLP this afternoon. Earlier I had to choose between watching the Bokke against the All Blacks or an afternoon flight. [The Bokke got spanked - Ed.] I am glad that I chose to fly.

I took off at the lower take-off at about 5 pm. The wind was W, but fairly cross on take-off due to the sea breeze affect. I had to wait for a straight cycle but...

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July 2013

October 9, 2012
Flight of the month went to Adam West for a 25km FAI triangle on Table Mountain. Flight track can be found here: 

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