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Monday, March 12, 2007

Black Eagle 2oo7 weekend a great success.

The Real Ones (and that includes the Zagi for your information - Mr M.May)



Martie Du Toit took this stunning picture of a real Black Eagle formatting on Ryan Nelson's Zagi on Sunday.
Working out the wing span and presuming that the eagle and the Zagi are at the same altitude, the birds span calculates out at about 850mm. This is about the full size span of a real Black Eagle.

For more info on Black Eagles you can visit the Black Eagle Project at Roodekrans web site at this link. http://www.blackeagles.co.za/ The Story of those Black Eagles makes for some interesting reading and you might even recognise a name there!


So if you ever wondered why this is called the “Black Eagle Slope Weekend”, wonder no more - we play where Eagles dare !!

Camera used- Panasonic DMC-FZ50






















The Big ones and the small ones



















Despite weather reports predicting very light winds from all directions possible,
Tamatie Berg” near Volksrust once again did not let us down.

Although we had to wait for the wind at times and had to do some cleaver dancing or shall I say “flying” to stay out of big “sink”. Many a good and not so good pilot frequently found them self going way down the hill and had to fight the way back up to avoid the big “ walk of shame”.

The event was attended by +/- 30 slope flyers from mainly Gauteng, Kzn and Freestate provinces. The range of models ranged from a 15 cm twin pusher electric model, park flyers, fomeies, mouldies and “ Go Big or Go Home “ big scale gliders of 5 to 6 meters wing span.


Here are some more pictures taken over the course of the weekend.







Charl sending of Mike's 2 meter bagged Zagi.



Charl and his Electric "Cumulus"





The pilots " No!! we are not fishing !!!."



"leave me alone I need my afternoon nap!"





Zagi combat with long streamers.





Sunset over Volksrust south slope March 2007.



3 comments:

MIKE M said...

Despite unsure weather predictions
it was a stunning event with everybody flying at some time or another, good friendship being a big part of this type of outing.
great we must go again...soon

John said...

Are you going to send this report to RCSD? The pic of the black eagle and the zagi is amazing

Piet Rheeders said...

Hi John,

Yes, Mike is going to do the report and I have most of the pictures as seen on our blog.

Can we call on you should we need assistance regarding file size and type. I know that you have done it before and may know the correct procedure by now.


Yes, Mike is going to do the report and I have most of the pictures as see on our blog.

Can we call on you sould we need asistance regarding file size and type. I know that you have done it before and may know the correct procedure by now.

Regards,
Piet.