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  • Mar 2015
    and a larger control area CTA from 1 500ft to 3 500ft LSA has seen a significant increase in commercial air transport movements in the last three years and the CAA agreed with the LSA view that the new airspace was necessary to enhance the protection given to these flights The new airspace will be reviewed six months after implementation to ensure that it is working as anticipated Note that a further tranche of Class D airspace could be implemented before April 2nd 2017 without further consultation following the submission of a separate Airspace Change Proposal from LSA The full text of the CAA s decision can be found on the CAA website Posted 11 February 2015 Parafest This summer will see a new three day free flying event the biggest of its kind in the UK Parafest 2015 dedicated to paramotors and paragliding will take place on June 12th 14th at Llangollen North Wales Hang gliders and powered hang gliders will also be welcome Attractios will include a dedicated traders area displays and demonstrations a 120ft zipline for practice reserve and a kids zone plus mountain bikes chainsaw carving hovercraft and qualified parachute packing support Championship downhill mountain bike tracks run down the hill and finish in the same fields these will be open for use during the weekend and pilots and riders will be able to get lifts to the top of the hill from the track operators There will be a marquee bar live music both nights open mic sessions a DJ and other events plus a campsite adjacent to the Llangollen bottom landing fields Organiser Mark Meadows has been flying paragliders and paramotors since 2006 He has run several paramotor fly ins and the paramotor flying at last year s Green Dragons London Air Show He decided to organise the event that they feel UK pilots and traders are crying out for He said It s not just a fly in with some traders present there ll be a strong festival vibe more like St Hilaire The event coincides with the mountain bikers uplift weekend perfectly targeted for schools and suppliers to find new students and customers During a recent site visit the bikers showed great interest in paragliding and paramotors If it s successful we plan to make it an annual event Pilot entry costs 30 including all flying fees and permissions all weekend camping and entertainment mountain biker spectator entry is 15 A 1 50 booking fee covers PayPal and site admin fees Accompanied under 16s go free Further details and online ticket sales can be found on the Parafest website or you can visit the Parafest Facebook page Posted 2 March 2015 BHPA secures microlight insurance The BHPA insurers have agreed to insure members flying microlights of all classes providing 5m liability cover and 100k passenger cover Any legally operated microlight single seat or two seat can now be flown by any properly licensed BHPA member Any member wishing to take advantage of

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  • Feb 2015
    working as anticipated Note that a further tranche of Class D airspace could be implemented before April 2nd 2017 without further consultation following the submission of a separate Airspace Change Proposal from LSA The full text of the CAA s decision can be found on the CAA website Posted 11 February 2015 Twin Pilots Challenge Altitude World Record Sustainably On the 15 20 February 2015 twin brothers Tim and Ant Green will be attempting to break the altitude world record for tandem powered paragliders by flying side by side to over 16 400 ft 5 000m above Western Europe s highest mountain Mont Blanc 15 780 ft 4 810m Once at the summit Ant will then swoop down to drop a free ride skier on the top of the mountain who will then ski the 12 500ft 3 810m back to the valley floor They intend to produce a unique film of their one off record breaking aerial and skiing adventure with Europe s most beautiful mountain scenery as their backdrop Taking advantage of a stable winter air mass over Mont Blanc the team of six air and mountain sports professionals will first establish a base camp in the Vallée Blanche below the Aiguille du Midi at 11 154 ft 3 400m They will need several days to get acclimated to the altitude while they test and tune the equipment for the world record attempt As the adventure unfolds they will stream the story in real time online through Epic TV and social media When their dedicated mountain meteorologist gives the green light they will take advantage of the perfect weather window to fly synchronized into the freezing oxygen deprived heights pushing themselves past their limits to accomplish the world record together They will also attempt to break this record using a sustainably sourced biofuel called Bioéthanol Bioéthanol is created from a fermentation process using flour corn and beetroot This will substantially reduce their carbon footprint on the mountain and show how far a Green fuel can take them You can watch this all unfold on the kickstarter website Posted 11 February 2015 Parabatix Dubai Despite difficullt weather the second Parabatix Dubai event in December saw some really intense flying The event was won by French pilot Jeremy Penone who beat contestants from Spain France the Netherlands Czech Republic UAE USA and UK Sole Brit entrant Dean Eldridge finished in 5th place The event kicked off with a high wind contest in which groundspeeds were close to zero although turning downwind saw pilots drifting rapidly away from the action On another day the entire competition relocated 40km into the desert to fly a special course Parabatix organiser Pascal Campbell Jones pronounced himself happy with the second Dubai version of the contest that began in 2010 with the goal of promoting of air sports in the world s most spectacular locations After eight years of practice I just want to have fun commented Dean Eldridge This is my first time at

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  • Jan 2015
    Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport news jan 2015 Archive Skywings News Jan 2015 Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Subscribe to BHPA e news Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Buy the BHPA Pilot Handbook Flight theory meteorology basic and advanced flying skills and more Invaluable for post CP pilots Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding Paragliding Pilots please read this Events Competitions RSS e News The BHPA is a member of The The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom The BHPA is a member of The European Hang Gliding Paragliding Union UK Declared Goal record broken On October 27th a new Declared Goal Record for UK pilots worldwide was set from Quixadà in Brazil by British pilots Richard Perkes and Alex Butler The pair flew together on Ozone Mantra M6 gliders for 285km beating Matt Church s 2012 Mantra 4 record also set at Quixadà by just 5km Both pilots flew on past goal to land at sunset after nine hours 45 minutes in the air Alex landed at Lagoa de Sao Francisco at 305km and Richard reached Piripiri for 318km Richard is sponsored by High Adventure Paragliding and Alex by The Sick and the Wrong Posted 1 January 2015 3 000m in under 20 minutes At the end of November Mark Morgan claimed a World Record for the paramotor climb to 3000m setting 18 minutes 53 seconds aboard a Bailey Matrix Hornet Ozone Viper 3 outfit This exceeds Jason Whitehead s 2013 record of 22 10 and Gordon Blackley s recent 21 33 still subject to the homologation process Posted 1 January 2015 Chrigel Maurer return of the prodigal son Almost two years to the day since he left Advance for Ozone Chrigel Maurer is again flying for Advance In November he was in South Africa testing their new high end B Iota now he will assist them in developing their 2015 X Alps equipment and is to take part in the event himself Of his return to Advance he says I m very happy with this comeback for me Advance represents the best platform for another successful X Alps participation I live nearby and can be closely involved in developing my own equipment Chrigel a former European Champion three time PWC winner and three time winner of the X Alps is also to pursue his own

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  • Nov-Dec 2014
    Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Schools Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Safety Online Incident Report Form Alerting the military CANP Notices to Airmen NOTAM Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Versioned Training Documents Who to call in an emergency BHPA BMFA Operating Code Flying Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport news nov dec 2014 Archive Skywings News Nov Dec 2014 Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Subscribe to BHPA e news Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Buy the BHPA Pilot Handbook Flight theory meteorology basic and advanced flying skills and more Invaluable for post CP pilots Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding Paragliding Pilots please read this Events Competitions RSS e News The BHPA is a member of The The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom The BHPA is a member of The European Hang Gliding Paragliding Union UK s youngest tug pilot Tomas Frohawk has just become at 17 the BHPA s youngest fully qualified tug pilot Tomas learnt to fly with Flylight Airsports at Sywell and quickly gained his NPPL Microlights In ten weeks Tomas has flown 180 hours and made over 103 flights and now flies his own Mainair Pegasus Quik He hopes to begin hang glider training soon again with Flylight support Such dedication to flying at Tomas s age is encouraging to see Updated 26 October 2014 Paramotor records fall to RAF team In late September an RAF team broke the paramotor world records for solo and tandem time to climb to 3000m The UK records for these categories were also broken along with the UK solo and tandem altitude records 19 200 and 11 309 ft The team included Flt Lt Gordon Blackley Sqn Ldr Suzanne Hobbs Flt Lt Giles Fowler and Gp Capt Ret d Mick Roche the equipment was Bailey Hornet powered Advance Epsilon 7 and Bi Beta 5 gliders Summit Oxygen and Flycom specialist comms systems were also used along with electrically heated flying kit Flights were made at Bailey Aviation s Cambridgeshire base and at Chatteris airfield with high level controlled airspace cleared in advance by military CAA co operation All records are subject to the homologation process congratulations to all involved Posted 26 October 2014 Mark Morgan record homologated The 123 18km paramotor flight made on October 6th last year by Mark Morgan of Sussex Paramotors has been

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  • Oct 2014
    Pilot Handbook Flight theory meteorology basic and advanced flying skills and more Invaluable for post CP pilots Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding Paragliding Pilots please read this Events Competitions RSS e News The BHPA is a member of The The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom The BHPA is a member of The European Hang Gliding Paragliding Union Letters of Agreement Urgent Action Required Flawed CAA implementation of the Standard European Rules of the Air SERA legislation means that widespread Air Law changes will emerge in a last minute rush before the December deadline and with Rules more draconian than the BHPA had been led to believe As we go to press it is still not known exactly what the new Rules will be It is anticipated that there will be adverse effects upon some airspace Letters of Agreement LoAs that Clubs Schools and Tow Groups currently have In order to try and limit the damage when the new Rules are known it is important that the BHPA reviews all existing LoAs BHPA Clubs Schools and Tow Groups should e mail copies of all existing LoAs to Airspace Legislation Officer Tom Hardie tom primarysolution co uk as soon as possible Updated 7 October 2014 Wendy Windblows business as usual Rod Buck is keen to emphasise that the Wendy Windblows network will be operating as usual despite his recent accident Rod fell off another roof in August and was hospitalized with fractures and other inevitable complications However he was soon back at home and tormenting anyone nearby The entire Wendy network has been serviced over the last six months and is unlikely to require major work any time soon new faster running software and live web cams remain in the pipeline and Rod intends to start rolling them out in the Spring In the meantime subscriptions and other aspects of the operation are being handled by Lynn Further updates can be found at www wendywindblows com or on the WendyWindblows Facebook page Posted 7 October 2014 BHPA now accepts Paypal BHPA members can now renew their membership by using Paypal The relevant amount can be sent to Paypal using the identifier payments bhpa co uk including the sender s BHPA membership number in the comments box provided Licence holders such as instructors or coaches who need their membership form counter signed will need to send this in separately without such a signature from your club or school your licence will not be renewed We hope that the Paypal system will make life easier for the ordinary member who just wishes to continue their membership Posted 7 October 2014 BHPA AGM As previously announced the 2015 BHPA AGM will take place at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham adjacent to Junction 26 of the M1 on Saturday 7th March 2015 in tandem with the BGA s AGM and trade exhibition Any BHPA member seeking nomination for election should contact Chairman Marc Asquith to find out what s involved Application forms available from the BHPA

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  • Sep 2014
    3Counties 4 pdf Further information is also available on the NATS website Note Aircraft entering the restricted area without authorisation will be subject to interception by police or military Updated 2 September 2014 Wagga Watts does 275km Al Ward is right behind It was going to happen sooner or later and Mark Wagga Watts was one of those most likely to On Sunday August 3rd Mark flew his Enzo 2 from Milk Hill to Cromer to set a new UK paragliding open distance record of 275km On the same day Al Wilson achieved a 226km declared goal flight record from Milk to Swaffham but flew on to reach 267km on his Gin Carrera also landing at Cromer Simon Twiss Icepeak 6 also clocked 231km from Liddington along a very similar route Mark and Al s flights both exceed Richard Carter s 2011 record of 253km Carl Wallbank s 2013 flexwing hang gliding record of 266km and Dave Matthews 2007 flexwing hang gliding goal record of 177km and are very close to Nev Almond s 2010 absolute and Class 5 hang gliding mark of 278km but see below Al s flight eclipses Kirsty Cameron and Guy Anderson s 214km goal flight set in April this year We congratulate Mark and Al on their stupendous achievements Posted 19 August 2014 Nev Almond another record Sunday July 22nd saw Neville Almond Atos VR break his own 129km Class 5 defined out and return record with a six hour 141 47km flight from Combe Gibbett to Shepton Mallet and back Nev flew with young guns Ollie Chitty Aeros Combat GT and Luke Nicol Atos VRS After being advised Coombe isn t very good in a north easterly we took off circled to base and left he reported The first hour was blue and inverted but by the time the trio reached Wiltshire there was a cloudbase at 4000ft After a low save at Devizes Nev and Luke hardly had to turn all the way to Frome Luke landed just short of the turnpoint while Nev turned for home only to run into Hugh Miller and Mark Watts at Westbury en route downwind from Uffington Ollie was forced down near Milk Hill on the return leg of a slightly shorter out and return Nev nearly had to put down well after 5pm near Burbage Then a thermal from nowhere projected me back to 5000ft allowing me to finish the last nine miles for the record Impressive flying indeed Nev s answer to Mark and Al s recent paragliding records was to fly from Milk Hill to Sea Palling in Norfolk via a dog leg at Great Yarmouth on August 9th His distance 307km Posted 19 August 2014 BHPA AGM The BHPA s 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Belfry Hotel Nottingham adjacent to Junction 26 of the M1 on Saturday March 7th As in the past three years it will be co located with the BGA AGM and trade exhibition Updated 19

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  • Aug 2014
    Abroad Incident Reports Informal Incident Reports Formal Annual Incident Analysis Reports Safety Notices Safety Advisories Manufacturer Safety Notices DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport news aug 2014 Archive Skywings News Aug 2014 Subscribe to Skywings the official magazine of the BHPA or buy back issues Subscribe to BHPA e news Download the BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 8 11mb Buy the BHPA Pilot Handbook Flight theory meteorology basic and advanced flying skills and more Invaluable for post CP pilots Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding Paragliding Pilots please read this Events Competitions RSS e News The BHPA is a member of The The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom The BHPA is a member of The European Hang Gliding Paragliding Union South Wales airspace restriction A temporary airspace restriction RA T will be put in place around a forthcoming NATO Summit in Newport South Wales The restriction from 3 5 September 2014 will cover a broad area from Bristol in the east to Bridgend in the west and from Crickhowell in the north to the Somerset coast in the south The restricted area will extend from the surface up to flight level 105 around 10 000ft The RA T is being established at the request of Gwent Police and South Wales Police Aircraft entering the restricted area without authorisation will be subject to interception by police or military Full details are on the EAD Eurocontrol website Posted 8 August 2014 Jack Pimblett Attains CP 15 year old Jack Pimblett started to train for his CP with Dean Crosby at Active Edge in May On June 22nd he passed the final tasks to become one of the UK s youngest qualified paraglider pilots Jack s very pleased with himself says Tony his proud dad I couldn t be happier with the tuition he received with Dean Thanks from us to the lads and lasses of the Pennine club for their support and a big thank you to Deano A flying career which began with going tandem with his dad at the age of five and gathered pace at Dune de Pyla last summer and during a five week trip across the Pyrenees has come to fruition Jack and Tony plan to fly at Organja later this year We wish him all the best with his flying ambitions Posted 4 August 2014 Accuracy s Top Award In winning the Paragliding Accuracy National Championships for the second year consecutive year in Wales in July Simon Sykes became the first pilot to achieve British Accuracy s highest award The Platinum Award is awarded by the Accuracy Panel for achieving four consecutive flights with a combined total score of 10cm or less In the same competition Green Dragons Simon Sykes Billy Elliston and Andy Shaw won the team trophy Posted 4 August 2014 New Southend RMZ Update London Southend Airport LSA has applied for controlled airspace to protect its operations about which

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  • Jul 2014
    from the surface up to the base of the overlying CAS The following quotes are from the CAA letter announcing the airspace Southend is in the process of applying for Controlled Airspace However even if this CAS ACP application is approved by the CAA it is not envisaged that CAS will be in place before February 2015 at the earliest London Southend Airport LSA outlined the request for a Radio Mandatory Zone RMZ to augment safety measures of existing ATC procedures for the intervening period until a decision is made regarding the LSA CAS ACP The role of the CAA is to ensure the safe efficient and equitable usage of all UK airspace by all users and as such the CAA Safety and Airspace Regulation Group SARG accepting the LSA requirement for appropriate airspace mitigation has examined the request in detail and has considered the case for the establishment of an RMZ It has been concluded that the establishment of a temporary RMZ will satisfy LSA s requirement for enhanced safety in the vicinity of the airport until a decision is made on the CAS ACP The establishment of an RMZ is considered to be appropriate and to satisfactorily accommodate Southend ATC s short term requirements to have a known traffic environment whilst not overly restricting other airspace users Although an ATC clearance is not required to gain entry to the Southend RMZ a pilot must establish two way communication with Southend prior to entry An initial call on 130 775MHz should contain the designation of the station being called call sign type of aircraft position level the intentions of the flight and other information as prescribed by Southend ATC Pilots must then remain on frequency whilst in the zone unless instructed otherwise Aircraft not fitted with radios can still operate in the RMZ provided the pilot is able to co ordinate suitable arrangements with Southend ATC prior to departure Southend ATC may at times request RMZ traffic to deviate from its route or level in order to deconflict from Southend arriving or departing traffic although as the airspace remains as Class G the decision on whether or not to accept the request rests with the pilot This the first semi permanent RMZ in the country and as such it is vital for all GA that it works as it represents a far less draconian imposition than Class D airspace even for our flying We cannot afford any infringements Posted 5 July 2014 Another up and coming youngster Jack Pimblett has been tandem flying with his dad Tony since he was five years old Last summer at the age of 14 he took his first bunny hops and small soaring flights at Dune de Pyla using an Escape speed wing Tony and Jack then set off on a five week trip across the Pyrenees flying tandem at a number of sites Having grown up around paragliders in May Jack now 15 started to progress towards his CP under the watchful

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