Porterville Paragliding - Leeuwenkop/ Pampoenfontein

Porterville Paragliding - Pampoenfontein Take-OffLeeuwenkop (Pampoenfontein) Take-Off. 

SITE NAME: Leuwenkop (also known as Pampoenfontein).
DESCRIPTION: Pampoenfontein is the most commonly used take off in Porterville.  It is the safer take off in anything south of west. It is higher and faces more directly into the prevailing thermic cross-wind.

SAHPA GRADING: 
 - PG BASIC + 2
 - HG A.
WIND: W - SSW, thermic SE days.
GPS: S32º55.616’ E19º02.235’.
ALTITUDE: 800m (ASL).
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: A netted area in the fynbos. Top landing is possible.
LANDING: Field in front of Take Off.
CAUTIONS:
- It can be more cross and stronger than it seems on take-off.
- 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 around the back.
- After 5km take the track to the right.
- Park in the clearing and walk to take off.
CARETAKER: Flyers Lodge
SITE RULES: Published by Land Manager
PERMISSION: Sign in AND out.
SITE FEES: R50-00 per pilot.
RECORD:
Ant Allen,173 km, January 2011 (Western Cape Record).
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 - Pampoenfontein
Pampoenfontein - Winelands Open 2011.

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!


 

14586 Page Hits
  Take-Off (IWeather):
Date : 2018/06/18
Time : 12:33:17
Temp : 10.4 °C
Dew : -30 °C
Wind Dir : N
Vmin : 5 km/h
Vmax : 28 km/h
Vavg : 16 km/h
More :