26 21S 028 28E 1620 Airband 125.4
South East of JHB. Between Nigel and Springs. At the R51 M45 Intersection.
Iweathar station http://www.iweathar.co.za/display.php?s_id=61 located on the center lamp post in the base.
For NOAA weather forecast use http://www.ready.noaa.gov/ready2-bin/main.pl?Lat=-26.35&Lon=28.46
Unfortunately under a 700m ATO TMA , 7600ft ASL, of JHB International in the JHB Special Rules Area
Winch site. Takes any wind direction.
Typical no wind day showing the usual trigger points , flying a small triangle. Leonardo kmz file
As usual The Army Base, The Quarry , The Brickworks, and the NE corner had thermals.
XNTRIX club manages the site.
Site fee for non members. And pay the winch operators for getting a winch launch.
Pre arrange with one of the winch operators or club members when you plan to come and fly to be accommodated.
Do not just rock up and expect someone will winch you.
If you want to fly during the week, arrange with the winch operators.
In a SE wind one can only go about 18 km before one hits the JHB CTR at Ergo /
Shortest way out under the TMA is towards Balfour, 40km , in a N-NW.
From Balfour onwards one can go 1700m ATO, 3300mASL or Fl110.
From JHB on N12 to Daveyton R51 offramp, then on R51 into Springs. Once you get into Industrial area, 60km/h zone, take the 2nd turnoff to the right signposted by N17 Hospital. Over the railway bridge, left and either keep following the R51. Or, shortcut, follow N17 hospital sign, go past the hospital, and onto the N17 Secunda direction. Next offramp, back onto the R51.
On the R51 towards Nigel until you get to the Dunnottar Base M45 turnoff. Left towards the base and then immediately at the fence right.
You see a sign at the fence stating Xntrix Paragliding club. On the old tar road turn right at the 2nd gate/dirt road entrance.
Stilbaai at the Vaaldam
Or arrange with the Xntrix club to go winching in Balfour, which is outside the 700m height restriction. One can go there 1700m high.
Somewhere around JHB, Road Lodge at the
Italian Club on the way to Nigel after the golf club.
Devils Inn Pizza in Selbourne
Wimpy in Nigel,
Melkcan in Selbourne,
PicknPay and Wimpy in Sharon Park
Bird watching in Marievale wetlands http://www.birding.co.za/pbc/marie.htm
Play Golf in Marievale ( with springboks) or Nigel Golf club.