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Thermalling – South Africa

22-31 January 2023 (TBC)


Is it for you?

Do you want to spend the end of January flying in the South African sunshine? Do you want to build up your airtime and confidence in reliable summer conditions? Do you want to soar next to the sea spotting dolphins playing in the surf? Do you want to finish the day chatting about your flights while you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean?

The answer is obviously yes! So if you’re a newer pilot wanting to build your thermalling skills or a more experienced pilot just looking for a chilled out winter break, this is the perfect trip for you!


About the trip


Trip schedule

  • 22 January – arrival at George airport.
  • 23-30 January – we have eight days to fly, fly, fly! We usually have a briefing after breakfast before heading out to fly. We regularly fly a couple of different sites in a day. Once we’ve had enough, we head back to the accommodation for a sunset drink before heading out for dinner.
  • 31 January – return to George airport.



You can fly to either Cape Town or Johannesburg airports. There are direct flights to both these airports from Heathrow with British Airways and Virgin. There are also great value flights with Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and other airlines with a change along the way.

You’ll need to get an internal connection to George. There are several local airlines flying these routes.

It’s also worth considering adding some extra days onto your trip to experience some of South Africa’s many tourist attractions.






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