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 - The Disa Uniflora Orchid found in the Porterville mountains.

Porterville is home to a very rare flower, the Disa Uniflora Orchid.

The sulphur-yellow Disa can only be found in one small colony and is extremely scarce because its colour does not attract the Mountain Pride Butterfly responsible for its pollination.

The Red Disa Orchid or “Flower of the Gods” is the official emblem of the Western Province Rugby Union Team and is displayed on the players’ jerseys.

Paragliding Porterville - The Red Disa Orchid, the official emblem of the Western Cape Province Rugby Union team.
Image with permission from Western Province Rugby
WP Jou Lekker Ding!


 

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  Take-Off (IWeather):
Date : 2017/07/21
Time : 02:42:40
Temp : 9.3 °C
Dew : -31 °C
Wind Dir : NNE
Vmin : 2 km/h
Vmax : 14 km/h
Vavg : 8 km/h
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