Winter Flying – Kings of Llandudno

One of the Cape’s least appreciated but most consistent winter flying sites sits above the up-market coastal ‘suburb’ of Llandudno, on the western seaboard.  Launch is from the slopes of Little Lion’s Head, and offers beautiful soaring and some interesting XC technical opportunities – I’ve flown 20km in either direction, which is a fun challenge.  It’s a place to go soar with the laminar per-frontal nor’westerly, smell the damp fynbos, and play with the orographic clouds.  Despite its raw beauty, most pilots shun Llandudno for the more convenient Signal Hill locked in the city, and so I’ve been campaigning for years to get more pilots to fly here.  My mate and fellow wanderer put together this great little video showing what Llandudno can deliver.  Enjoy 🙂

The Kings of Llandudno from MARX Films on Vimeo.