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Brenton on Sea Paragliding Launch site

 

Skywings Club Members Only. Please apply for membership before flying this site. 
Application forms available at: Contact Skywings Paragliding Club membership run from 1 November 2014 -2015 R100-00
 
 
 

Wonderful site just outside of Knysna, good for student training. High dune overlooking beach and bay. There are two launch sites the high launch which faces more S-SW but can at times be flown in SSE. On good days one can fly to East Knysna Head but one must be careful not to get trapped and be forced to land at beach with high tide.

The lower take off is good when the wind is stronger and more west but be careful of benches and other obsticals. This is the premier paragliding lauch site in Knysna. Great launch site for tandem flights as can see the whole Brenton Bay of Knysna.

 
Dangers:
Flying in westerly or light winds and getting trapped on cliffs to east with no landing and landing in surf
Gust fronts, strong wind keep eye on sea at all times land when using speedbar for long periods.
 
Rules:
No students from lower launch area.
No littering or fires. Don't damage vegetation.
Altitude: +/-60m
Site Grading:
Student under supervision
Wind Direction:
S-SW 15 - 25 Km/h
Season: All Year
Direction: use site guide
GPS Coordinates:  34° 4'23.89"S   23° 1'8.54"E