Here are some details regarding this weekend’s WCPGXCL event. This month’s task will be held in Porterville, to coincide with the yearly Gatskop fun competition (which is on the weekend of 19-21 October). Two tasks have been set, to allow for winds that are north or south of west. Looking at the Saturday 14:00 weather forecast, it will probably be the Northbound task this weekend.
- Take Off/start: PL1080 – Pampoenfontein (Radius 400m) – 32°55.630’S 19°02.189’E
- Turnpoint 01: P17010 – Eendekuil Silos (Radius 400m) – 32°41.125’S 18°53.002’E
- Turnpoint 02: PG6020 – Renosterhoek (Radius 400m) – 32°32.287’S 18°50.231’E
- Goal/ES: P17010 – Eendekuil Silos (Radius 1000m) – 32°41.125’S 18°53.002’E
- Take Off/Start: PL2070 – Dasklip (Radius 400m ) – 32°54.302’S 19°02.294’E
- Turnpoint 01: PG1024 – Flyers Lodge (Radius 400m) – 33°00.299’S 18°59.569’E
- Turnpoint 02: P80006 – Misverstand T-junction (Radius 400m) – 33°02.907’S 18°50.135’E
- Turnpoint 03: P62008 – Halkmanshof Silos (Radius 400m) – 33°08.828’S 18°57.631’E
- Goal/ES: PG1024 – Flyers Lodge (Radius 1000m) – 33°00.299’S 18°59.569’E
Click the link above for all the GPS files compatible with any GPS (in the Porterville Turnpoints .zip file) as well as the Google Earth file for both tasks. Please let Eugene Claase know if yo need any help either loading the TP files onto your GPS or programming your device manually. He will be at the Glen Club tomorrow afternoon from 17:30 until 18:30 to help anyone setting up their devices.
A few important notes about this weekend’s flying:
1. Pilots are all meeting at 36 on Main (Coffee shop in Porterville) at 10:00 Saturday morning. There will be time for a quick tea/coffee and to sort out the recovery & site fees for the day. Note: Yearly site subscribers to Pampoenfontein and/or Dasklip do not have to pay any site fees. The Recovery vehicles will leave from 36 on Main taking everyone up the mountain at 10:45.
2. There is a possibility of a lift to Porterville from Cape Town (courtesy of Ant Allen and the Aerial perspective Vito bus) on Saturday morning leaving Cape Town at 08:00, coming back either Saturday afternoon, or Sunday afternoon, depending on everyone that wants join the group. Please call me Eugene and let him know if you would like to take up the offer – cost will depend on numbers.
3. There will be a possible 3 Turkey recoveries, driving back up the mountain during the day. The exact times will be decided on the mountain.
4. There will be a site and flight/task briefing on take off (most probably Pampoenfontein) at 11:30 by local site guru Paul Penning.
There are 8 pilots confirmed for the weekend so far… I’m committed elsewhere but wish them all good luck!