Porterville Paragliding Sites - Dasklip Pass

Porterville Paragliding - View from Dasklip PassView from Dasklip Pass  Take-Off.

SITE NAME: Dasklip
DESCRIPTION: Hardy scrub covers the dry and rocky Olifantsriver mountain range.

SAHPA GRADING: PG (BASIC + 2); HG (S).
WIND: NW - WSW
GPS: +- S32º54.307’ E19º02.301’.
ALTITUDE: 700m AMSL.
AIRSPACE:
Langebaanweg clearance required.

- Ceiling: FACT UTA B; Class C; FL195/FL145.
- Nearby:
  - 5km West: FAR45A - FL195/FL1500AGL.
  - 20 km South; FACT TMA E; Class C - FL145/FL085.
LAUNCH: At the top of Dasklip Pass is a hang-glider ramp and a cut-away for turning your vehicle. The launch is just above the road.
LANDING:
- The field below take off, on the other side of the road.
- The farm below and to the right of take off is not PG friendly. Avoid Landing there.
CAUTIONS:
- Dasklip goes cross and strong early. Launching under those conditions is the number one cause of injury in and around Porterville.
- Pampoenfontein is the safer launch.
- In summer, experienced guidance is highly recommended.
- It is not a beginner site.
DIRECTIONS:
- Drive North out of town.
- Turn right onto the dirt road sign posted "Dasklip Pass" after about 5km.
- Drive up the pass and park at the top.
- Walk up the dirt track to take-off.
CARE TAKER: Flyers Lodge
SITE RULES: Site Rules by Land Owner
PERMISSION:
Sign in AND out.
SITE FEES: R50-00 per pilot.
RECORDS:
- PG 151.4km N (Simon Green, Dec 99).
- HG 203km N (Huw Williams, Dec 84).
FLIGHTS: Leonardo Filter

  

The information above was adapted from the "Fresh Air Site Guide" with permission from the author, Greg Hamerton. The Fresh Air Site Guide can be bought in Porterville.

Porterville Paragliding - An evening flight from Dasklip Pass.Porterville paragliding before sunset from Dasklip Pass.

Did you know?

Langebaan South Africa - Windsufing & Kitesurfing.

A visit to the West Coast sea side is not a long trip from Porterville.

Take the scenic route through the Sanveld whose name comes from its sandy soil and is well known for supplying virtually all the Western Cape's potato requirements.

Along this part of the Atlantic coastline lies a series of quaint villages … Elands and Lamberts Bay, Paternoster, Saldanha and Langebaan to name a few.

Enjoy seafood fresh from the sea. Snoek, mussels, crayfish, prawns, oysters and “bokkoms”, a local delicacy of small salted fish strung up in bunches and left to dry.

Water sports including surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing are very popular here.


 

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