Cape Gliding Club
Our club is the second largest in South Africa and was re-formed in 1949 after WW2. The club started flying off a farm near the Bottelary road for a while, then from the farm Phessantekraal before moving to Fisantekraal airfield. This was the club’s base for around 30 years before we moved to Worcester airfield (FAWC) in 1988. Only 1 hour drive from Cape Town gliding from our club offers an opportunity to experience the beauty of the world renowned Western Cape mountain ranges from the air. Cross country flights of 300 – 500km distance are common, but an ever increasing number of 1000km and longer flights have been achieved. The soaring conditions are excellent and include a combination of ridge lift, thermal lift, wave and convergence flying. We have more than 100 members and operate on a non-profit basis over weekends and on public holidays.