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Harties Cableway
15 - 16 Oct 2016
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Cross Country


First Task

2016-09-21 19:45
It seems that the weather for Saturday is not flyable anywhere North of the Free State.
We will move the first Task to 15 October (3 weeks from now).  On this coming Sunday, it seems to be flyable at Harties and we will have a Training tasks that will not count to the League results..

Event info

The FlyHarties League will be a number of Category 3 weekend tasks that will run from September/October to March the next year.  We plan to have 10 tasks during the season.

In order to allow as many pilots as possible to compete for "Gold" in the League, we will allow Drop Tasks on an FTV basis.  The League will be scored using GAP2015 for each task and all the tasks will add up using an FTV of 35%.  This will ensure that pilots that missed a weekend will still be in the running (flying) for "Gold"

Provisional Dates for the 2016/2017 Season
  • Tasks 1 & 2 - 15 & 16 October 2016
  • Tasks 3 & 4 - 19 & 20 November 2016
  • Tasks 5 & 6 - 27 & 28 January 2017
  • Tasks 7 to 10 - 18-21 March 2017

Local Rules

The minimum requirement to fly at the Harties Cableway site is a Sport License (IPPI 5). It is strongly advised that new or visiting pilots seek advice from local senior pilots as both north and south side launch are technical and require a proper briefing. 
Due to these requirements, pilots must be paid up members and be on the Dam Access List in order to participate.  Pilots are responsible for their own Cablecar tickets or hike up the mountain .  For more information on becoming a member, visit


All pilots are encouraged to form teams to arrange their own retrieve using the HQ page on LiveTrack24.  Drivers/Vehicles for each team should also register on LT24 in order to be able to facilitate the retrieve.



Please remain below 2300m ASL (700m ATO.) whilst flying from the Cableway. The N4 Rustenburg (North Side) and R104, R512 T-Junction (7.5km west of launch)  indicate the end of 1st ceiling, then please remain below second ceiling 3300m ASL (1700m ATO).


Types of Airspace

CTA Control Area: Planes exit / enter flight corridors on approach / departure. Sits above the airport’s TMA

TMA Terminal Control Area: Planes descend into / ascend out of circuit around an airport. Sits between the CTA and CTR

CTR Control Zone: Planes approach / depart runway from / to circuit. Sits below airport’s TMA extends down to ground level



Johannesburg CTA.  FL 195 / FL 110 (5900m / 3300m).  112km radius around JHB International

Waterkloof TMA: FL 195 / 7600 (5900m / 2300m)

Johannesburg TMA:  FL 110 / 7600 (3300m / 2300m). 66km radius around JHB Intl in NW sector.  72km radius around JHB Intl in SE sector

Johannesburg CTR: 7600 (2300m to ground)

Lanseria CTR: 6500 (1900m to ground)




Johannesburg TMA:

FL 110 / 7600 (3300m / 2300m) 700m ATO.  66km radius around JHB Intl.   FAJS   26º 08’ 02” S   28º 14’ 34” E

Wonderboom CTR

7600 (2300m to ground).  Northwestern corner > Haakdoornboom aerodrome.  Western border > R80 John Vorster.  Southwestern border > R80 & M1

Waterkloof CTR

7600 (2300m to ground).  Western border > Macro (old).  Northern border > R80 John Vorster.



Lanseria TMA

7600 / 6500 (2300m / 1900) 300m ATO.  Northeastern, eastern boundary > R511.  Southeastern boundary > R564

Lanseria CTR

6500 (1900m to ground).  Southern boundary > R24, Krugersdorp

Johannesburg CTR

7600 (2300m to ground).  Western boundary > N1, M1.  Corridor to Linksfield, Johannesburg CBD

Bronkhorstpruit AIRSPACE


Wonderboom CTR

7600 (2300m to ground).  Eastern boundary > 8km radius around Roodeplaat dam 25º 38’ 18” S   28º 22’ 18” E

Waterkloof CTR

7600 (2300m to ground).  Eastern boundary > M10 Hans Strijdom & N4 in north to Bapsfontein in south

Johannesburg CTR

7600 (2300m to ground).  Eastern boundary > Bapsfontein in north to N17 Denne Road in south



Lanseria TMA

7600 / 6500 (2300m / 1900m) 300m ATO.  Southwestern boundary > Tarlton.  Southeastern boundary > Roodekrans, Honeydew

Southern boundary > 5km south of Randfontein

Lanseria CTR

6500 (1900m to ground).  Southern boundary > R24, Krugersdorp



Enter the following waypoint into your GPS ORT 26°08.018'S 28°14.438'E . At takeoff press GOTO OR, if distance is <65km your altitude must be <2300m, if distance >65 & <115km your altitude <3300m. This is for the NW quadrant (typical xc route).

40km out on the south side of the ridge a special concession area allows you <4400m.



Info about Flying here

Welcome to South Africa’s premier paragliding site. Situated in the North West Province, the Cableway is a world class tourist destination offering 360° views of the magnificent Magaliesburg Mountain range which is now fully recognised as a world biosphere site. The Magaliesberg region is virtually without equal in the world. The region is characterised by unique geology, topography, habitats, and heritage. Despite being hundreds of kilometers inland, straddling two landlocked provinces – Gauteng and North West – the rocks of the Magaliesberg bear the ripples of tides which lapped the shore more than 2 000 million years ago.



Printable Waypoints Map

Area Info & Activities

Hartbeespoort, informally also known as "Harties", is a small resort town in the North West Province of South Africa, situated on slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The name of the town means "gateway of the hartbees" (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans. It was previously known as Schoemansville, named after General Hendrik Schoeman, a Boer General in the Anglo-Boer War, who owned the farm that the Hartbeespoort Dam was built on.

The town consists of holiday homes around the dam as it is popular with visitors from nearby Gauteng Province. It is home to the Om Die Dam (English: Around the dam) ultra marathon of 50 km, which takes place annually in the first half of the year.

Some of the main tourist attractions in or around the town are:

·         The Hartbeespoort Dam wall and tunnel

·         The Hartbeespoort Dam Snake Park

·         The Hartbeespoort Dam Aquarium

·         Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway (the longest monocableway in Africa)[3]

·         Transvaal Yacht Club

·         Oberon Leisure Resort

·         Welwitchia Country Market

·         The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam

·         Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

Other leisure-oriented venues around the dam include - Pecanwood Golf Estate, Hartbeespoort Boat Club (near Kosmos), Sandy Lane Golf Club (at Caribbean Beach Club), Kosmos Marina Club, Magalies Park (estate and golf club). A number of other leisure developments and resorts are in progress.

In 2010 the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway was completely revamped and modernised and officially reopened on 14 August 2010 by Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk.[4]

Hartbeespoort is part of the Madibeng Local Municipality that also includes the nearby town of Brits.

Selection and entry fee

Pilots will be screened to ensure that they have their DAC (Dam Access Cards) membership for the season.  For more information on becoming a member, visit
Entry fee will be R100 per task.  In order to reduce administration on task weekends, we would prefer if pilots pay upfront for the season.  We will give a 30% discount for these pilots, thus a cost of R700 for the 10 tasks in the season.
Payments to be made to:
Name: FlyHarties
Number: 1430393724
Reference: Your CIVL Id & Name

Competition schedule

Provisional Dates for the 2016/2017 Season
  • Tasks 1 & 2 - 24 & 25 September 2016
  • Tasks 3 & 4 - 19 & 20 November 2016
  • Tasks 5 & 6 - 27 & 28 January 2017
  • Tasks 7 to 10 - 18-21 March 2017
On a task day, pilots need to be at the Cableway ready to board a cable car from 10:00 every morning.  The Harties Cableway will accommodate us and schedule pilots and gliders in between their normal patrons. Please ensure that you are on time to ensure you are accommodated, the last thing we want is pilots having to run up the mountain to be in time for the task start.  

The Task Committee will meet at 11:00 on top at the lapa.  Pilot and Task briefing will take place 11:30 at the Top Lapa

Prizes and competition categories

The FlyHarties League will have 3 classes to compete in. We are working on sponsorship in order to offer prizes.
  • Sport
  • Serial
  • CCC