Site Name: Maclear’s Beacon
EMP Number/s: 9
License Type: Sport + min 200 flights
Table Mountain Activity Card Required
High altitude committing launches generally cliff-like. Excellent ground handling needed with perfect conditions. Access via Cable Car and then walking left or south upon exiting Upper Station. Long summer queues can be frustrating so plan well. Be well briefed by experienced pilot. DO NOT TRAMPLE vegetation. Stay strictly on paths and be respectful of hikers.
Launch: SE winds and a huge cliff launch. Fly south towards Silvermine or North towards Devils Peak.
Landing: Emergency landing on glide is UCT Sports Fields with an approach from North. Glen, UCT and open area above top gate at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are landings if needed