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Goose Valley

Goose Valley Paragliding Launch Site

Skywings Club Site (Privete)

Goosevalley Paragliding site a great thermic winter site. This site was discovered and pioneered by Deon Borrett who flew it a few times and knew we had a winner. Skywings ratified all the agreements with landwoners. This is a private site and one must only fly by invitation of Skywings members. Fire is a big risk so no smoking anywhere on the land even on the road up to take off. The take off is easy and face North winds. The flying is great and normally very smooth thermals with gains of about 300-750m. The site is about 60km from George in the beautiful Langkloof Valley. When flying be aware not to land near stock, especially Ostriches. Smoking or lighting fires on Take off will mean you are banned for life. Driving on farmers land without permission or accesing site without Club member present will result in severe sanction. Respect the Landowner rights.

NB: Do not drive into lands to recover pilots. They must walk out to designated point.

Dangers 

  • Sometimes big wind gradient can get blown over or into valleys and mountains.
  • Fly with radio/mobile.
  • Inform other pilots of flight plan, the mountains are big and hard to find any lost soul.
  • The site has many raptors including Jackal Buzzards, Black eagles and kestrels. Baboons and Leopards loiter in the hills.

Grading:

  • Height: 300m
  • Wind speed direction 10-25km N, Nw, Ne

GSP coordinates:  33°48'8.08"S   22°41'26.95"E

Site record 30km a Out and return toward the West 12km and flying past take of. Deon Borrett. 25km Richard Nieft.