Porterville Paragliding Sites - Koringberg

Porterville Paragliding - KoringbergView of the flatlands from Koringberg.

SITE NAME:Koringberg.
DESCRIPTION: Koringberg is a relatively small ridge, high enough to get away from on a thermic day.

SAHPA GRADING: PG BASIC (IPPA3).
WIND:
W to SE.
GPS: S33º03.278’ E18º40.788’.
ALTITUDE: 480m AMSL.
AIRPACE:
- Langebaan clearance required.
- Ceiling:
  - FAR45 - FL195/FL1500AGL.
- Nearby:
  - 15km E - FALW ATC.
  - 30km S, FACT TMA E, FL145/FL085.
LAUNCH: Two netted areas on the southern side of the mountain.
LANDING: At the bottom.
CAUTIONS: The site can blow out quickly.
DIRECTIONS:
- N7 North
- 15km before Piketberg turn right at the corner shop to Koringberg.
- Turn left into the "Ark"
- Park under the trees near the farm house.
- High ground clearance vehicle is required.
CARETAKER: Kaapse Buitepos Klub
SITE RULES: Koringberg Site Rules
SITE FEES: R20 per person
SITE RECORD: Barry Pedersen, 90km, December 2013 (Tandem).
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.

Paragliding Porterville - Koringberg
Koringberg - West Launch.

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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