Welcome!

Bambi offers excelent flying conditions almost all year round. From great XC potential to almost 'coastal' type ridge soaring in the late afternoon, Bambi is a site that accommodates all levels of experience.

Bambi offers low airtime pilots near perfect launch and landing options, with rolling lawn launch and a very large grassy field directly below to land in. The lush valley tauntingly invites pilots to venture out on that XC flight – close up views of the tall mountain range and waterfalls as an added bonus.

The well known Bambi 'Valley Release' is an almost assured happening towards the end of the day. As the far off sea breeze filters down the valley, the wind on launch remains constant, this allows pilots to ridge soar for hours. Its a great way to learn to trust your wing, learn to fly with other pilots in the air, but most importantly learn to enjoy the freedom of flight and beauty of flight!

Wind Direction for safe flying: N - NE - ESE (NE Best)
Elevation of take-off: 1608m ASL
Elevation of landing: 1385m ASL (Big grassy field directly below launch)
Airspace: None
PG License requirement: Basic
Site record: 84km to Origstad (Johan Kritzinger)
  


A 'BAMBI CUSTODIAN' system has been implemented to protect the site and assist guest pilots. Each club has a minimum of three appointed custodians (see custodian list below).

 

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VISITING PILOTS SITE FEES

PILOTS: R50.00 per day

All pilots must fill in the site register and pay their site fees BEFORE flying.

NO Custodian = NO entry to the site under any circumsatances.

Site fees may be paid via Electronic Banking Transfer.

FlyBambi:
NEDBANK BROOKLYN
ACC: 1631185187

PROOF OF PAYMENT NEEDS TO BE SHOWN TO THE CUSTODIAN.  

Alternatively site fees may also be paid on site to the CUSTODIAN BEFORE you launch, BUT we would like to move away from this process, so please do not take advantage of the custodian. No one wants to look after money, help us become efficient and self-responsible by paying the hassle free way. 

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Instructors / flying schools - fees.

An instructor needs to be registered with BFC. Instructors will pay a site fee of R100.00 per day and R30.00 per unlicensed student. Instructors and students will sign an indemnity for each day that they are on the site. Instructors will need to adhere to a the FlyBambi code of conduct, failure to do so will result in immediate banning from the site.

Only 2 schools may operate at Bambi at the same time, due to only 2 radio frequencies.

Prebooking is essential to avoid being turned away.


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Rogue Pilots.

Bambi welcomes Rogue pilots on the days that an instructor is present to do a flight check and re-submit a license to SAHPA.

Rogue pilots may not be airborne while low-airtime students are flying unless an instructor has given the go-ahead.

YOU MAY NOT REMAIN ROGUE INDEFINITELY! 


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Bambi Committee

Tracey King

Gary du Plessis

Roelof Brits

 

 

Resident Custodian

 Henk Mare

 

 

Custodians 2014

 

Flytribe

 

Vernon Blanchard

 

John Bales

 

Gary du Plessis

 

Francois Miog

 

 

 

Cloudbusters

 

Kyle Zaayman

 

Joe Engles

 

Walter Neser

 

Chris Van Noordt

 

 

 

LSSC

 

Des van Vuuren

 

Basie Geldenhuys

 

 

 

1st Paragliding

 

Andrew Smith

 

Laura Nelson

 

 

 

Thermal Riders

 

Eg van Dijk

 

Roelof Brits

 

Neil Koopman

 

 

 

Vaal Dam

 

Louis van der Westhuizen

 

Hermann Koninghofer

 

 

 

Hillsnacks

 

Tallies Taljaard

 

Marc Aldridge

 

Maryna Storie