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Out & about Whispering

Postby Dave » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:35 am

Hi All

Carl & myself just returned from some phenomenal flying in the Southern Berg.
The Howick GC was hosted by the Drakensberg GC (Drax) near Underberg.
On the way over we hooked a thermal abeam Giants Castle and climbed to 11200ft.
Lesotho is blanketed in snow & the views were stunning - sadly, no camera.
Flying south, we were soon over Sani Pass & circled the Sani Top Chalets before
setting up a long descent to Himeville for coffee.
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Sunday looked promising & around midday the Drax CFI, Warren Massey, & myself
went up for a look-see. We soon shut down the SuBuRu & within a few minutes
started climbing in lift along the leading edge of a cloud.
We topped out at 12300ft, the highest our aerie has ever been - awesome !
Cape Vultures were out in force & some of the glider riders reported thermalling
with up to 15 of them at a time.
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All up, 8 hours of flying on the weekend, giving our Whisper a grand total of 115 hours
of pure enjoyment.
See you all at Bethlehem

Cheers
Dave
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Re: Out & about Whispering

Postby PeterB » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:04 pm

We soon shut down the SuBuRu & within a few minutes
started climbing in lift along the leading edge of a cloud.

Hey Dave, how come the prop is still spinning Bru :D
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Re: Out & about Whispering

Postby Dave » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi Peter

I see you noticed there weren't any clouds either !

...and there's a very good reason for this
It's really quite easy to work out.....the thermalling was on a different flight
Different day as well
Verstaan ! :lol:

BTW, last Saturday 03/09, I had another magic flight with 4 pure sailplanes
up and around some fair weather CU's
1H30 logged, 1H20 engine off
Sssimply ssstunning !!!

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Re: Out & about Whispering

Postby whisper » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:28 pm

Hey Pete what about a set of real wings so you can take on dangerous dave at his own game!!! :twisted:
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