Porterville Paragliding Sites - Protea Farm


View of the Koo Valley, northern take off.

SITE NAME: Protea Farm, Koo Valley.
DESCRIPTION: Mountain and flatland flying.  The Koo Valley is on the northern side.  Robertson Valley is on the southern side.

SAHPA GRADING:
 - North: PG BASIC under guidance (IPPA3).
 - South: PG SPORT (IPPA4).

WIND: NW to NE. SW to SE.
GPS: S33º44.00’ E19º54.00’.
ALTITUDE: 1415m AMSL.
AIRPACE:
- Ceiling:
  - FACT TMA B - FL145/FL195.
- Nearby:
  - 10km S:
     - FAD 157 - SFC to FL70.
     - Robertson Parachuting DZ - SFC to FL115.
LAUNCH: Wild.  No markings, no netts.
LANDING: No official landing.
CAUTIONS:
- South Side:
   - Big mountain flying.
   - Can be cross despite appearing to be on.
   - Clouds can be due to leeward separation.
   - Ensure the macro meteorology is on.
- Can be windy at Montagu.
DIRECTIONS:
- via Robertson (Quickest from Cape Town).
- via De Doorns.
CARETAKER: Kaapse Buitepos Klub
SITE RULES:
- Private Land. (Pierre Burger 083 653 8565).
- Access with prior approval only.
- Restricted departure times.
- Prestine nature.  Leave no footprints.
SITE FEES: R150 per vehicle going up.
SITE RECORD: Ant Allen, 68km, Nov. 2014.
FLIGHTS: Leonardo Filter.

 

The Koo Valley, looking towards Montagu.

Did you know?

Langebaan South Africa - Windsufing & Kitesurfing.

A visit to the West Coast sea side is not a long trip from Porterville.

Take the scenic route through the Sanveld whose name comes from its sandy soil and is well known for supplying virtually all the Western Cape's potato requirements.

Along this part of the Atlantic coastline lies a series of quaint villages … Elands and Lamberts Bay, Paternoster, Saldanha and Langebaan to name a few.

Enjoy seafood fresh from the sea. Snoek, mussels, crayfish, prawns, oysters and “bokkoms”, a local delicacy of small salted fish strung up in bunches and left to dry.

Water sports including surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing are very popular here.


 

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  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
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