Porterville Paragliding Sites - Groenberg

Porterville Paragliding - Groenberg
View from Groenberg Take-Off. 

SITE NAME: Groenberg.
DESCRIPTION: Groenberg is a 1000m ASL high lone standing mountain covered by fynbos and dense proteas, chest high in places.

SAHPA GRADING: Basic + 1 Guided (IPPA3).
WIND: WSW to SSE
GPS: S33º35’14'' E19º02'.51"
ALTITUDE: 540m ASL.
AIRSPACE:
- Langebaanweg clearance required if flying XC to the north.
- Ceiling :
  - Cape Town TMA E Class C, FL085.
- Nearby:
  - Cape Town TMA E Class C, 4500 Alt.
  - FAD159 10km S
  - FAP38 10km N
  - FAR45 50km NE
LAUNCH: Via Standvastigheid Farm, Wellington. 4X4 required.
LANDING:
- A clear strip of land just north of the pigsty.
- No 6 Restaurant at Welbedacht Wine Estate.  They are very friendly, pro PG. Land on the Cricket Oval.
CAUTIONS: Most of the fields in front of TO are covered by vinyeard wires.  Make sure the field you are landing in is clear
CARETAKER: Kaapse Buitepos Klub.
PERMISSION: Member only. Guest by invitation.
SITE RULES: Private land. Please read the rules before entering Standvastigheid.
SITE FEES: R50-00 per pilot.
RECORD: Long Pete & Paul Penning, 120km, March  2014.
FLIGHTS: Leonardo Filter

 

  Porterville Paragliding - Groenberg
Groenberg.

Did you know?

Paragliding Porterville - A landing Red Locust on the Porterville ridge.



The immature adult Red Locust is a brown colour which gets deeper and redder with age.

Swarms only fly during the day at temperatures above 26ºC but solitary locusts prefer to fly alone in the dark.

Swarms of Red Locusts rarely travel more than 20-30 kilometres in one day. Swarming females often lay eggs at night, their youngsters immediately capable of "hopping" hundreds of metres every day.

The last widespread plague occurred in Southern Africa from 1930-1944 when almost all of South Africa was invaded.


 

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  Take-Off (IWeather):
Date : 2019/04/21
Time : 00:31:42
Temp : 0 °C
Dew : 0 °C
Wind Dir : SSE
Vmin : 1 km/h
Vmax : 11 km/h
Vavg : 6 km/h
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