Hang-gliding

Both sites cater for the hang-gliding enthusiast, but the Dasklip ramp seems to be the preferred launch for most pilots. This is almost as much for the accessibility as for any safety concern. Close parking, rigging- and setting up a hang-glider for launch are much less hassle at Dasklip. The one apparent advantage of the HG-launch at Leeuwenkop is the vertical thermic pattern just at launch. This enables an experienced pilot to get airborne in one step; but the daunting aspect of “getting this wrong” plays a major role in many a lower-air-time pilot’s launch-site decision.