Buitepos Events

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Competitions  
Western Cape Open (PG CAT II) 13-19 December '15
XCape League 01 June - 30 September '15 
XCape PowerPlay TBA September '15 
Western Cape XC League Results

Fly-Aways
 
Protea Farm, Koo Valley (Pics from last year) 08-09 November '14
Elandskloof, Cedarberg 07-08 March '15 or nnrowe 

Knowledge Base - Discussions/Lectures
 
Lapse Rate (Porterville Wokshop) Completed, See Pics
Competition task flying Completed

Courses/ Workshops
 
Restricted Radio License Course - R975-00 Next: TBA
Thermalling Workshop, Elandskloof Completed, See Pics
Porterville Workshop, Portervile Completed, See Pics
Winching Workshop, Durbanville TBA

Club Meetings
 
Every Fly-Away See Fly-Away Dates
Pub Crawls TBA

Key:

  • nnrowe = Next Non-Rainy On Week-End
Did you know?

Porterville Paragliding - The Common Blue Butterfly.



The Common Blue are small butterflies attracted to wet mud with other blues. They also like visiting the blue flowers of the Plumbago plant which is one of its larval foods.

Male wing upper sides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the wing edges with some blue at the base of the wings.

The chrysalis is formed on the ground where it is attended to by ants which will often take it into their nests. The larvae create a substance called honey dew which the ants eat while the butterfly lives with them in the ant hill.


 

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