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  • Sep 2013
    DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport news sep 2013 Archive Skywings News Sep 2013 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 Aeros Combat Hang Gliders Produced between 2011 2013 grounded After two cross bar failures on Aeros Combat hang gliders Aeros have grounded all Combat hang gliders with a carbon crossbeam manufactured between 2011 and 2013 pending inspection by dealers Please contact your Aeros dealer to arrange an inspection of the carbon crossbeam on your Combat hang glider before your next flight Further information is available on the Aeros website and a copy of the manufacturer s safety notice can be downloaded in the Safety Documents area of this website Posted 15 Aug 2013 Another Brett Janaway record On August 11th Brett Janaway of xTc Paragliding broke the World and European tandem declared out and return distance records He will also claim the World free distance record and a British speed record His 212km flight from Sorica was made on a Gradient BiGoldenXC a limited edition tandem intended for fast mountain flying This is Brett s second tandem World Record having set the 100km speed record last year Passenger Matthew Minnie was just out for a paragliding holiday and got more than he bargained for Sorica now holds a record of its own for the most record flights Posted 15 Aug 2013 Pennine triangle completed On Wednesday July 18th Phil Wallbank nailed the difficult Pennine FAI triangle linking Pendle Burn Fell and Parlick It s a good deal bigger over 50km and harder than the Yorkshire Three Peaks achieved last year The route eyed up by local hot shots for years has never been achieved on a paraglider before Flying a Niviuk Icepeak 6 Phil took off at 13 40 and climbed to over 3 000ft inside eight minutes Half an hour later he maxed out at 4 900ft and eventually averaged 14 8km h over the three and a half hour flight Phil s flight is the the biggest scoring flight of the year so far in the Pennine region Posted 15 Aug 2013 Ron Freeman flies 100m at Worthing Birdman Ron Freeman regular entrant and several times winner of the Worthing Birdman pier jumping contest finally exceeded the 100m mark for the first time at this year s event on August 10th Ron was unable to claim the 10 000 prize for the first ever 100m flight because strong winds forced him to

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  • Aug 2013
    DHV Safety Journal DHV Safety Notes HPAC Safety Notifications HGFA Defect Notices NZHGPA Safety Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport news aug 2013 Archive Skywings News Aug 2013 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 Jon Chambers 4th in X Alps Jon Chambers sole British contender in this year s gruelling X Alps contest arrived at the finish in Monaco on July 17th in 4th place Jon 38 was supported by his dad Richard and by Tom Payne veteran of the 2009 X Alps Jon first competed in the X Alps in 2011 and finished a very creditable 5th On that occasion he was 113km short of the finish line but this year he joined the elite group who actually flew into the last turnpoint and on to Monaco the following day having completed the route in nine days and five hours The X Alps 2013 was won for the third time by Chrigel Maurer ahead of Clement Latour and Antoine Girard of France Last man of ten to actually reach Monaco was crowd favourite Tom Coconea of Hungary competing for the sixth time All five leading pilots were flying Ozone s super light LM5 From official commentator Hugh Miller I cannot get my head around just how seriously athletes take this race and how much energy they put into it Regardless of their rankings each and every one has my utmost respect Posted 22 July 2013 412km On June 20th Ukrainian pilot Mike Goncharov Goryanskiy made the longest paraglider flight ever recorded in Europe Mike had already flown 325km in 2011 aiming to reach the Sea of Avov from the northern Ukraine this year he launched from Dovjik near the Russian border and headed south again touching down on the northern shore of the Sea of Avov after eight and a half hours in the air With a maximum altitude of over 10 500ft he was able to average nearly 52km h Both flights were made on a Gin Tribe Posted 22 July 2013 Atos VRS 100km h In achieving its DHV certification recently the latest Atos VRS rigid wing became the first hang glider to have achieved a maximum safe tested airspeed VNE of 100km h The VRS is a smaller version of the popular VR for lighter pilots offering similar performance but weighing just 35kg The pilot hook in weight range is around 52 137kg The first UK example is owned by long time hangie Stuart Prosser who traded in his VQ model for the new

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  • Jul 2013
    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 jul 2013 Archive Skywings News Jul 2013 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 paragliding goal record falls again The UK paragliding distance to goal record was broken at least twice in May and again on June 2nd when Kirsty Cameron Ozone Enzo Mark Watts Ozone Mantra R11 and Hugh Miller Niviuk Peak 3 flew 208km to goal at Dorchester from the Lawley In Kirsty s case the flight sets a new FAI ladies European record Only nine over 200km paraglider flights have ever been made in the UK and June 2nd accounts for three of them Of perhaps greater significance 208km exceeds both UK rigid and flex wing hang gliding goal records 163 and 177km respectively set in 2011 and 2007 We live in interesting times Posted 29 June 2013 The Icarus Cup Following last year s successful inaugural event the second RAeC Human Powered Aircraft HPA Icarus Cup takes place at Sywell Airfield from July 19th 28th The aim is to progress human powered flying away from occasional record attempts towards a viable sport it is hoped that FAI Category 2 status will also raise the competition s profile Tasks include a duration event 200m and 1km races slalom flying tests for take off performance and accurate landing and distance around a triangular course Sywell is quite a bit smaller than Lasham last year s venue but offers the advantage of being able to fly into the evening 2012 winner Airglow will be appearing along with several other teams A group of volunteers is being assembled to marshal the event if you can help contact organiser Kirsten Scully at kirsten scully aerosociety com Competition details are at http aerosociety com Events Event List 525 HPA Icarus Cup Posted 29 June 2013 Atos supine One of Avian s Rio 2 Supine customers recently asked for his Atos rigid to be converted to Avian s supine set up The reconfigured Atos is said to fly beautifully with an extremely comfortable seating position and a wide

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  • June 2013
    Emergency Parachute Advice Licensed Parachute Packers EN paraglider classes Flying Abroad Safety Notices Safety Advisories Documents Forms Fees Club Bulletins Instructor amp Coach Newsletters BHPA Executive Council BHPA AGM Minutes BHPA Exec Minutes Clubs 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 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 june 2013 Archive Skywings News June 2013 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 North South Cup total win While the BOS hangies were shivering in Scotland over the May Bank Holiday weekend the North South Cup got in a fantastic weekend of flying On Friday May 3rd most competitors flew to the Brighton area from Rybury Hill in the Thames Valley with Steve Senior maxing out at 122km Others aimed north of London with less success Saturday proved too windy but on Sunday a 100km goal was set from Milk Hill 12 pilots made it to Milton Keynes including Phil Colbert Pat Dower Jim Mallinson and Emile Van Wyk As if these two days weren t quite enough on Monday a 170km goal was set from Golden Ball near Marlborough 13 pilots got home to set a new goal record with a whole raft more flying over 100km These best ever days in UK paragliding are becoming an annual event Posted 2 June 2013 Irish XC record falls On April 6th his last day in office outgoing IHPA Paragliding Competitions Officer Rafal Obora smashed the Irish XC record with a flight of nearly 78km His excuse for arriving late to the IHPA AGM was accepted The previous record was held by Tom Cardas who flew 65km from Mount Leinster to beyond Ashford

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  • May 2013
    a member of The European Hang Gliding Paragliding Union On line Incident Report System The work to upgrade the on line incident reporting system to match the new web design has now been successfully completed and the system should be fully operational A few minor improvements have een made to the form layout and the information displayed and a link has been included on the final screen to allow further submissions in the same browser session If you do find any bugs please send an email to Paul Dancey giving as much information as you can to enable the error to be reproduced and fixed Posted 1 May 2013 BHPA website gets a face lift The BHPA website has been given a spring clean and a fresh coat of paint This is an interim measure whilst discusions continue about developing a brand new website The main focus of this work has been to give the existing website a fresher look and to make it easier to find information by providing a more logical structure and multiple navigation routes The new structure has been extensivly tested but when making a major change like this it s almost impossible to check every single combination and permutation If you do find any bugs or broken links please send an email to Paul Dancey giving as much information as you can to enable the error to be reproduced and fixed Posted 28 April 2013 Castrol Product Recall Notice Castrol has just been alerted to a problem with several batches of its two stroke 2T product sold in Europe from 3rd September 2012 They believe some of the batches have been contaminated with water and as a result could cause engine seizure Whilst Castrol 2T products have never been specifically approved for use in two stroke engines used for recreational flight such as paramotors and powered hang gliders they have become aware that some customers have purchased this product for that use Paramotor and powered hang glider pilots are therefore strongly advised to download a copy of the Castrol Recall Notice to check if they use this particular product and if they do take the necessary action as soon as possible Posted 25 April 2013 Gin backs the Wide Open The organisers of the Wide Open competition have just announced a five year partnership with Gin Gliders Gin have agreed to donate prizes worth more than 5 000 euros including a paraglider harness and emergency parachute Passion Paragliding xTc Flymaster XC mag and others are also sponsoring the event with prizes including flying holidays and Flymaster are providing live tracking hardware too The Gin Wide Open kicks off at Meduno in Italy on May 18th for a week of fun competition barbecues parties and lectures by experienced pilots including Pat Dower and Gin teamsters The Wide Open promises to be one of the defining paragliding events of 2013 Meduno s huge grassy launch reliable conditions and plentiful land out options make it an ideal venue

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  • Apr 2013
    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 Gin backs the Wide Open The organisers of the Wide Open competition have just announced a five year partnership with Gin Gliders Gin have agreed to donate prizes worth more than 5 000 euros including a paraglider harness and emergency parachute Passion Paragliding xTc Flymaster XC mag and others are also sponsoring the event with prizes including flying holidays and Flymaster are providing live tracking hardware too The Gin Wide Open kicks off at Meduno in Italy on May 18th for a week of fun competition barbecues parties and lectures by experienced pilots including Pat Dower and Gin teamsters The Wide Open promises to be one of the defining paragliding events of 2013 Meduno s huge grassy launch reliable conditions and plentiful land out options make it an ideal venue for a fun centred event If there are any places left you ll find them at www flywideopen org Posted 2 April 2013 The Richard Westgate Cup A new trophy is being set up to honour Richard Westgate s memory and to acknowledge how much he inspired others achieve all they could in paragliding Pilots who were close to Richard have suggested an annual UK based award and his brother Guy will set the parameters It has been suggested that the Cup could be awarded to the first pilot to reach 1000km in the UK XC League or for the longest open distance best tandem flight or greatest number 100km flights etc It is hoped that a commemorative cup inscribed with winners names will be presented annually for the winner to hold and pass on the following year Any surplus funds will go to a charity proposed by Guy Posted 2 April 2013 GPS technology a new level Northern Ireland paraglider pilot and electronics expert Gary McKie has exploited reverse engineering principles to develop an advanced GPS unit that alters your surroundings rather than record them Still at the prototype stage the Feck it Master works by simply swapping the positive and negative battery terminals thus reversing the original functions found on so many devices It s so simple you can try it on your mate s new GPS and see how it works he says The controls manage all the essential functions and you can alter several parameters to suit your own requirements although there may be a conflict if more than one pilot is using the same channel at the same time The Feck it s advanced features allow you to alter wind direction to suit the hill alter the gradient of the hill you are on and change wind speed to suit your wing Other functions are a Pub Finder Blue Sky meter and eBay account checker The price has yet to be decided but forward enquiries are

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  • Mar 2013
    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 Recognition of pilot qualifications At this year s EHPU AGM it was agreed to recommend the following statement to member associations of EHPU The member associations of the EHPU agree that the only qualifications that subject to national law they recognise and accept are those issued by Government Ministries the FAI National Aero Clubs and National Associations Some countries may demand additional qualifications Please visit the national hang gliding and paragliding federation for further information on national rules Posted 5 March 2013 Russ Ogden 3rd in PWC Superfinal After a tough ten days at Roldanillo in Colombia Russ Ogden Ozone Enzo took 3rd place in the PWC Superfinal behind Italy s Aaron Durogati and Switzerland s Michael Maurer both flying Gin Boomerang 9s Russ made a poor start but was able to scratch his first two task scores to end up just 45 points adrift of Durogati s final tally of 6 234 Nicole Fedele was top woman pilot on a Niviuk Icepeak 6 Guy Anderson Niviuk Icepeak 6 apparently none the worse for his Sun Valley crash and subsequent 48 hour walkout was 27th Adam Hill finished 44th and Mark Watts an uncharacteristic 85th both flying Enzos Posted 5 March 2013 Long Mynd X Hills comp The objective of the Long Mynd club s new X Hills comp is to fly or walk between the club s sites during the thermal season Any combination of walking and flying is permitted and there is no designated route Pilots can make a flight between sites and continue on for open XC so it will not stop the long distance XC pilot from having a go Pilots can also walk to link up separate flying tracklogs All flights and walks need to be documented with GPS speed and altitude tracklogs scoring will be by tracklog elapsed time The winners will have taken the least amount of time to travel between sites Flights can be made at any time between March and September with no restriction on how many attempts are made or the time taken The X Hills is open to any LMSC member or anyone who joins on submission of their first tracklog Entrants must be flying members of the BHPA For further details go to www longmynd org Posted 5 March 2013 Pennine Parafest Building on last year s successful Parafest the Pennine club are to repeat the event on June 28th 29th The Pennine Parafest is open to all flyers and camping will be available on both the Friday and Saturday nights This year s event will feature music

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  • Feb 2013
    Katie Lawrence and William Lawrence who is using his award to continue his paraglider training Those interested in applying a bursary for 2013 should visit the Royal Aero Club website Posted 11 February 2013 Brits take Bronze at Forbes Worlds After ten tasks ranging from 127 to 240km brilliant teamwork by Team GB secured third place and a Bronze medal in the hang gliding World Championships at Forbes New South Wales in January A re energised Manfred Ruhmer took the individual title for the fourth time ahead of Alex Ploner and Filippo Oppici Italy took the Gold medal and the USA Silver led by ex pat Brit Robin Hamilton Grant Crossingham finished 6th overall an individual British pilot s highest placing since Gordon Rigg finished 5th at Monte Cucco in 1999 Kathleen Rigg secured second ladies place behind Corinna Schweigershausen Gordon Rigg was 15th overall Gary Wirdnam 17th and Carl Wallbank 19th These stupendous results were made possible by exceptional team flying and superb backup on the ground from team manager Ben Philpott and Steve Gale Full story and results are at www pressbhgc blogspot co uk Posted 22 January 2013 UK takes 7th place in the Paragliding Super Final The UK has taken seventh place at the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal at Roldanillo Colombia ahead of Germany and the US Russel Ogdon took third place overall after a brilliant comeback from a bombed first task and Guy Anderson was second amongst the Brits and 27th overall Full results are avaiable at http pwca org results results Posted 28 January 2013 The Wide Open Launching this year in Meduno Italy on May 18th the Wide Open is a new fun competition aimed at pilots to whom an enjoyable week s flying means more than FAI points Less bravado and more friendly achievable tasks say organisers Brett Janaway and Toby Colombé The Wide Open is for those new to competitions or who simply want to fly with friends meet fellow XC pilots and improve their skills in a relaxed atmosphere The one week event will include briefings and debriefs lectures by experienced pilots and many prizes including a brand new wing and two paragliding holidays With numerous barbecues and parties planned event also promises to be a social experience to remember Meduno has been chosen for its huge grassy launch plentiful land out options and reliable conditions For full details and to reserve your place see the Wide Open website at www flywideopen org Expect places to fill fast Posted 22 January 2013 BHPA subs increase A rise in BHPA membership fees of approximately the same rate as current inflation has been agreed by the BHPA Exec Annual Flying membership increases by 3 to 95 the 7 discount for Direct Debit payers remains unchanged Family membership increases by 3 to 85 and Under 21 Over 60s membership increases by 3 to 75 most other membership types increase in proportion In order to help the schools who have suffered a very difficult

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