Winching across South Africa
What about to fly over parched pans, salt lakes, look into the desert of Namibia, and to the mountains of Lesotho, fly along the Orange River, glow at the edge of the Kalahari desert and chase the wild winds ... These desires joined several pilots, who are just trying to fly across South Africa from the Atlantic to the Indian ocean. (---corrected machine translation---)
- Part 1 - Springbok
- Part 2 - Aggeneys - diamonds, copper, lead and Namibia
- Part 3 - Pofadder - in semi-desert
- Part 4 - Kakamas - Great Karoo overflying
- Part 5 - Prieska - we have a problem
- Part 6 - waste land and pans
- Part 7 - how to depart from the De Aar
- Part 8 - Collesberg - Stephen Entertainment
- Part 9 - in the Dragon mountains
- Part 10 - above the Zulu
- Useful information
Part 9 - in the Dragon mountains
It is very difficult to find a strating place in this hilly terrain. In addition, all founded ways are surrounded by telegraph lines. Finally, we found a good place. Víťa pulled out almost the whole rope from the standing winch in a strong rising air. Earlier than Vlasta roll the rope up, Víťa is flying his tenth kilometre and before Martin gets ready, his twentieth kilemetre.
It is too strong, we are ending. Víťa carefully fly down to the pisturesque countryside formed of broad valleys and flaggy hils. In the evening we decided to leave it. Well, decided... We are expelled by series of storms - to the sea.
The following day we have to take care of our Mercedes. He needs it really urgently. Worn-down exhaust could be fixed in an hour. So we are waiting in front of the vehicle service in the early morning, not to lose any single minute of flyable day and we want to get off before midday. But Mercedes has different opinion. He made a puddle in front of the garage and originally planned reparation of the exhaust must be replaced by two-days almost general repair of exhaust tract, cooling system and others. Thank him for keeping fine to here, we rather don't think about troubles which could appear, if he piss the ground somewhere in the desert. We are sadly looking at cumuluses from the workroom. At least we can jump into the waves in the evening.
naŽďár výLETNÍCI, jakto, že vam žadní kamaradi nepišou, ani vás nepozdraví ? :-(
fotky jsou MOC hezké, zážitky mate urcite jeste silnejsi, nez stihnete napsat :-) tak vam drzim palce, jeste si HEZKY politejte a HLAVNE se ve ve zdravi vraťe :-) Vlasto, zacalo mrznout, tak se tesim na to dokonceni prejezdu Novych Mlynu - v tandemu za kajtem :-) KOCUR