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?

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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  Take-Off (IWeather):
Date : 2018/12/12
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