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Southern Soaring Club

05 Dec 19

Southern Soaring Club

This club is situated in the southern suburbs part of Cape Town on the outskirts of a suburb called Bergvliet. The co ordinance to the field is 18 27 05E 34 03 15S.

The airfield is situated on private property of which the club has use of a section, as long as they obey by the rules of the owner they can make use of it. The chairman of the club is Ed Fox and can be contacted on 0849564840.

The club has only one runway which is made out of shade net. The area adjacent to the runway is beautiful mowed lawn, good enough to fly from with a view overlooking a little dam. It is apparently one of the areas in the Cape with the least amount of wind. Day visitors are welcome as long as you are a fully paid up SAMAA member you are allowed to fly and no landing fees are charged. A separate section is allocated for flying of helicopters.

The club has been operating here for the last 4 years, prior to that they used to operate at the Rondebosch Common bird sanctuary. Only electric aircraft of helicopters is allowed to fly as long as they are not of the noisy type. Flying takes place all days of the week. The pit area is situated between trees for shade.