Devil’s Peak

Original content sourced from Greg Hamerton’s ‘Fresh Air Site Guide’, 5th edition, 2006.

BASIC/C

DESCRIPTION: Thermic. The NE buttress of the Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak provides a superb view over the city, especially if you’re flying and everyone is working.
WIND: Thermic N GPS: +- S33o56.783’ E18o26.35’
LAUNCH: A bushy slope covered with fynbos, just above the end of the road.

ALTITUDE: 250m above landing (450m ASL), with airspace ceiling at 1200m ASL.

LANDING: The vacant lots on the east side of the Cape Technicon (the sprawling campus down and to the left of takeoff). Emergency landing on the school playing field below the highway, which is fairly tight; ensure an accurate setup.

CAUTIONS: Flyable Northerly wind conditions are very rare and can quite often be a ‘berg wind’ (turbulent NE from the inland) which is unsuitable for flying.

DIRECTIONS: Drive up to the Table Mountain Cableway, and continue to the end of Tafelberg road. Walk on until you find the path leading back above the cars.

CARETAKERS: Glen, CPNP

RECORD: >Signal Hill>Camps Bay, Ian de Vries, Mar 2006.

PERMISSION: none needed, regular pilots should buy a Wild Card.