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Browsing Archive: January, 2013

December 2012

Posted by CAHGC on Tuesday, 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

Posted by CAHGC on Thursday, 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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