Tolberg Paragliding Launch Site
Tolberg paragliding site is a thermic site situated a few kilometres outside of George, just off the pass on the way to Oudsthoorn. The site was collectively discovered and flown by a few senior pilots in Skywings and a windsock was erected and take off cleared by members. The site is accesssed by a path and a about 200m strenous hike up the hill next to the radio mast. This site is our main site to access the mountain range of George called the Outeniquas. Please call the club just to let them know you are flying there for safety reasons. The potential is there to fly a 100km flight.
Skywings Club Site
- Height: 80m
- Wind direction speed 10-25 S SE
- Dangers: Getting blown over sharp ridge. Not communicating and getting lost or injured in mountains. Radio and cellphone a must! Mountains are massive we will not find you easily if injured.
Contact Deon Borrett: 0721990622
GPS coordinates: 33°54'44.75"S 22°24'23.07"E
Site record: We don't have an official site record but it's between 20-25 km by local members of the club.
Situated next to the George Communication tower
George Peak paragliding site is situated a next to the George Communication tower above the town of George in the Garden Route. The site was discovered and test flown by Johnnie and Deon Borrett who got the initial agreements in place that was ratified by the Skywings Club and the relevant landowners. The site is about 70-80m above the landing zone which forms a ledge, but the site sits about 300m from the valley below. The problem at the moment is that the plantation forest growth has put landing zone in rotor and shadow and makes for tricky landings. The site has delivered some nice flights and has immense XC potential. Access is thorugh the gate and permission must be arranged with Cape Nature. At present the site is not really used in favour of Tolberg. Skywings used to have an annual hike and fly off George Peak launching just below the peak. This has now stopped due to the path becoming overgrown and conservation has moved the path to a much longer route.
Skywings Club Site
- Height: 70m 360 ASL
- Wind direction and speed: 10-25 km SE S SW
Contact :Deon Borrett 072 1990622
GPS coordinates: 33°54'25.25"S 22°27'36.24"E
Records: No official records yet, but flights of 20-30km have been done by club members, so come and make your mark and fly some distance.