About Soaring Safaris

The core of our 2016/2017 season will be our Summer Performance Camp at Bloemfontein that will start on 13th November 2016 and continue until 11th February 2017. Our season is starting two weeks later than usual because of our involvement in the Sailplane Grand Prix Final that will be held in Potchefstroom from the 5th November until 12th November

Over the last fourteen years we have learned, that there is a wide time window when long flights are possible. This begins in mid November and continues until the middle of February.  To illustrate the point, on the 5th Nov 2013 we enjoyed the best day ever, four gliders managed a 1200km flight in our area at an average speed of 160 kph! On the 12th February 2016 Anders Andersen set a new Danish 1000km triangle record at 156kph! So whether you are just starting out with your cross country flying or you are going for your 1000 Km, Bloemfontein is a great place to be.

This exciting soaring is not just for the select few pilots, it is available to glider pilots with all levels of experience. We provide the expert help and the guidance necessary for you, to safely enjoy the excitement of gliding in South Africa – Gliding With a Difference.

To see what James Pengelly had to say after his first visit here in February read: Booker Newsletter Jan 2016