01 November 2007

Slope competitor evasion practice from Bill Williams

Air Force Test This will drive you nuts!! But, have fun anyway! The object of the game is to move the red block around Without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal. It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are Expected to go for at least 2 minutes.Give it a try but be careful...it is addictive!!

KZN slope site at Escourt - from Michel Zimmerman

Hi Dave, here the info, map and pics. The site is very easy to access, a stretch of dirt road to be taken with patience. The slope is very wide and easily accessed from the road. There are no trees and the landing area is very wide long and flat. The slope is optimal with North to North-Easterly to North-Westerly winds. There is a possibility to reach the other side of the amphitheatre, when there is a East South-East however you need a 4x4 to get there. In case of out-landing there is a big flat open area at the foot of the slope. A bit of a sweat to get back!

We stayed at the Blue Haze Lodge. Very nice and comfortable. There are of course many B&B in town.

Any more info I will gladly oblige,

Best wishes,

mail me@: amzimmy@iafrica.com

KZN slope sites

This comes up often so thought it useful to post the response to an enquiry regarding KZN slope sites on MGASA - there are others like Olivier's Hoek Pass but these are the more well known coastal and inland sites:

Registered ones off the SAMAA web site:

KwaZulu Natal Springfield Slope - DMAC Springfield, Durban North
Russell Conradt 082-822-7887 twsc@... 30o 59' 04'' 29o 49'
KwaZulu Natal Switchblade, Fudu Ridge Slope - DMAC Pinetown-area
Russell Conradt 082-822-7887 twsc@... 30o 43' 10'' 29o 53'
KwaZulu Natal Winston Park Slope - DMAC Winston Park/Pinetown
Russell Conradt 082-822-7887 twsc@... 30o 48' 08'' 29o 49'

This web site is a useful guide to those not registered but previously well flown by RC slopers sites:


Arthurs Seat, Central Berg
Beacon Hill (Ifafa)
Bulwer, Southern Berg
Monte Seel (Valley of a thousand hills)
Ingomankulu (Camperdown)

Cliffdale/Key Ridge was the site for the Kzn slope Nats in the 70's and is regularly flown but efforts have not been successful for tracking the owner for registration protocal permission.

This site has much waffle on the newly revisited Inanda/Verulum sites, with particular focus on "Derek's Dale" which has pleasant access from the North Coast:


Simon is taking steps to register Derek's Dale.

Favourites ranking from most preferred for me would be:

1. Switchblade NE
2. Bulwer
3. Dereks Dale SW
4. Springfield NE
5. Beacon Hill SW
6. One Gum (no go anymore)
Do not enjoy:
7. Arthurs Seat (like being on the moon)
8. Ingomankulu (poor access and too many paragliders)
9. Monte Seel NE (stunning view but uneasy for retrievals)