Flying Porterville for the first time…

For the pilot who is new to Porterville, we have a special briefing each morning at the Lodge. This intensive discussion explains the forecast daily weather with the expected flying conditions and the variation in the winds as the day progresses. We also study the region’s topography and its influence on the wind and thermals.

Our safety approach includes our liaising daily with the ATC at the air force training school at Langebaanweg – about 100km to the west. This ensures our avoiding any airspace conflicts; and brings the air force traffic control into the picture – letting all non-military passing traffic know that we’re here, what we’re up to; and where to expect to encounter us.

We will often set a “task” for the day and brief pilots on how best to achieve it, giving tips and advice; and arranging appropriate retrieve vehicles to follow the route.

Accommodation

All accommodation includes a light, continental-style breakfast (juice, cereal, toast, tea/coffee )

Special breakfast orders available on request

[All prices in ZAR]

Annexe (Air-conditioned, twin rooms with shower)

  •  Single                                            650 (per room)
  • Two persons sharing              800 (per room)

Within Main Lodge building

  • Single rooms (2)                            400      (sharing bathroom)
  • Bunks (6) [when available]       250 (per person – sharing bathroom)

 

 

For the pilot who is new to Porterville, we have a special briefing each morning at the Lodge. This intensive discussion explains the forecast daily weather with the expected flying conditions and the variation in the winds as the day progresses. We also study the region’s topography and its influence on the wind and thermals.

Our safety approach includes our liaising daily with the ATC at the air force training school at Langebaanweg – about 100km to the west. This ensures our avoiding any airspace conflicts; and brings the air force traffic control into the picture – letting all non-military passing traffic know that we’re here, what we’re up to; and where to expect to encounter us.

We will often set a “task” for the day and brief pilots on how best to achieve it, giving tips and advice; and arranging appropriate retrieve vehicles to follow the route.

For the pilot who is new to Porterville, we have a special briefing each morning at the Lodge. This intensive discussion explains the forecast daily weather with the expected flying conditions and the variation in the winds as the day progresses. We also study the region’s topography and its influence on the wind and thermals.

Our safety approach includes our liaising daily with the ATC at the air force training school at Langebaanweg – about 100km to the west. This ensures our avoiding any airspace conflicts; and brings the air force traffic control into the picture – letting all non-military passing traffic know that we’re here, what we’re up to; and where to expect to encounter us.

We will often set a “task” for the day and brief pilots on how best to achieve it, giving tips and advice; and arranging appropriate retrieve vehicles to follow the route.

Contact Us

Lodge Office           +27 (0)22 931 3416

Lodge Fax:                +27 (0)22 931 3308

Terina:                                     073 190 3206

Bradley:                                 083 267 5657

Rob:                                         082 788 4398

e-mail:                realflyerslodge@gmail.com