- ABOUT THE SPOT
Hang Gliding in Magaliesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
Magaliesburg is home to the Magalies Gliding Club which operates at the Orient Airfield. Gliding here is weather dependent. The spot, that is the airfield, lies at 5100 ft/1554 m above mean sea level and enjoys some of the best thermal soaring conditions.
More often than not, flying days offer thermals between 1-5 m/3.2-16 ft per second climbs as high as 15000 m/49213 ft above mean sea level (AMSL). Regular distance covered is 300 km/186 mi, however there have been cases where pilots have been able to cover 500-700 km/311-435 mi flights.
The spot normally operates during weekends and works on a first come first served basis.