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  • Oct 2010
    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 oct 2010 Archive Skywings News Oct 2010 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 Carl Wallbank 4 th in Pre Worlds British hang glider pilot Carl Wallbank Moyes Litespeed finished 4 th in the Pre World Championships at Monte Cucco in Italy in July A resurgent Manfred Ruhmer won the competition with some remarkably consistent flying with Australia s Jonny Durand second and Mario Alonzi of France third The British team finished in fourth place behind the Italians flying well on home turf Austria and France Kirsty Cameron wins first Women s Open Kirsty Cameron Advance Omega 8 led all the way through four tasks of the inaugural Women s Paragliding Open at Ager at the end of August I always wondered who would lead out on tasks with no guys she reported It was a new experience for me Ruth Churchill Dower Advance Sigma 7 also flew well to claim 7 th place and Judith Mole Axis Vega 2 finished 20 th The BHPA has moved The BHPA s office headquarters has relocated to a brand new two storey 4 000ft2 office unit in Leicester jointly owned by the BHPA and the British Gliding Association The new premises are part of a new development on the west side of Leicester close to the M1 The Loughborough Road office closed on Friday September 10 th and the new headquarters opened for business on Tuesday September 14 th The Association s new address is 8 Merus Court Meridian Business Park Leicester LE19 1RJ Tel 0116 289 4316 Fax 0116 281 4949 Please update your contacts to cover the change Midwinter uplift The Long Mynd club will be celebrating paragliding through films and lectures

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  • Jul 2010
    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 2010 Archive Skywings News Jul 2010 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 Idris scorches earth BHPA member Idris Birch was on a roll in June with three good paraglider XC flights on three consecutive days June 15th saw him follow Steve Parsons Kai Coleman and Martin Knight away from Corndon but get left for dead Nevertheless Idris slogged on for a personal best of 86km overflying a downed Steve Parsons in the process On the same day Judith Mole set a personal best of 123km narrowly failing to bag Judy Leden s 2004 women s UK record The following day in less ideal conditions Idris got away from Corndon again to post 47km his fourth best ever distance I was a bit gutted that a tractor was mowing a field 300m downwind of my landing On a day when there weren t many clouds it seemed that all possible triggers and sources were working On June 17th at Corndon again XC League leader Kai Coleman had already left when Idris got going with Steve Parson Simon Burnell and Kath and Martin Knight to land near Builth Wells for 55km It feels like the first good year there s been for paragliding since I started in 2007 reports Idris The XC League is full of pilots and flights and the last three days have been awesome Three flights from the same site the conditions have widely yet on all three days I followed pretty much the same route A total of 190km in three days on an eight year old Gin Oasis We are going to hear a lot more from Idris who is just 19 at present Darwin award candidate in hospital 45 year old Northumbrian Roy Dixon drew all the wrong kind of publicity when he tried out his paraglider near Hexham on May 23rd Ron had absolutely no training but was keen to fly a paraglider he d bought on eBay for 300 I should have joined a club and got lessons he is quoted as saying but I was trying to teach myself and learn from bits I had seen on YouTube A further mistake was to tether himself to his car with 50ft of rope a lethal technique not often seen even on YouTube Unsurprisingly he crashed badly within seconds He was taken to hospital by RAF helicopter

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  • Jun 2010
    Notices USHPA Safety Advisories home sport news jun 2010 Archive Skywings News Jun 2010 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 New British triangle record Geneva based Brit Tom Payne claimed a new British national triangle record on April 28th with a 170km flight from Chamonix on his Axis Mercury 08 Tom launched from the Grands Montets glacier at 3 200m using turnpoints near Chambéry and Annecy before returning to Chamonix This was the most technical flight that I have achieved in my flying career so far he reports It was a real battle against stability and headwinds in the Aravis mountains but pure pleasure in the Bauges as I tagged the first turnpoint and turned north Headwinds turned into tailwinds there but I still very nearly bombed out in the last few kilometres after getting flushed by valley winds near Plan Joux I finally connected with silky smooth convergence on the west faces of the Mont Blanc massif in glorious evening light Tom and flying partner Jon Chambers Niviuk Peak had attempted this triangle twice before but on this occasion Jon s left brake line broke 120km into the flight He flew the remaining 50km back to Chamonix turning right only but arrived too late tick the final turnpoint Jon was the true hero of the day said Tom having the dedication and drive to fly 50km in Alpine spring conditions with only one brake Test glider delivered by air Atos importer Steve Elkins agreed to take a demo glider from his Peak District base down to the Cambridge Aerotow Group for one of their pilots to have a test flight Wednesday April 21st seemed as good a time as any and the Cambridge chaps had agreed to go flying but they hadn t bargained on Steve flying the glider down Steve left from Mam Tor on an Atos VQT and turned up overhead his declared goal at about 5pm I arrived at Sutton Meadows quite high and had a look around reports Steve but I could only see one microlight flying so I decided to land nearer a main road Now I have to drive back there to pick it up RASP was predicting greater than 500ft min on the day in question Steve says he topped out at 5 200ft but didn t want to go any higher because it was too cold So that s about 167km to goal Nice work indeed RAeC Trust bursary winners Royal Aero Club Trust Amongst bursary winners for 2010

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  • Apr 2010
    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 apr 2010 Archive Skywings News Apr 2010 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 John Aldridge is CIVL President John Aldridge British hang gliding comps director for 13 years and still the BHPA s Competitions Officer has been elected as president of CIVL the FAI hang gliding and paragliding commission John succeeds outgoing President Flip Koetsier with whom he has worked for many years Formerly UK delegate to CIVL and head of its Sporting Code Subcommittee John has been CIVL Vice President since 2002 and was elected President at its February Plenary Meeting in Lausanne Of his new role John says I hope I can continue to help the worldwide community of pilots to continue to enjoy our sport in relative freedom and help those who wish to measure their skills against others to do so in a safe fair and friendly environment At the recent meeting delegates heard John s assessment that the current CIVL safety committee structure no longer meets today s needs and operating methods It was agreed that we need to reorganise this to make it more effective he says and you will certainly see some changes First women s paragliding international Ager in northern Spain will see female paraglider pilots from across the world compete together at high level for the first time in the Women s Paragliding Open The event will be the first FAI sanctioned all female competition The goal is to attract as many pilots as possible said Klaudia Bulgakow Polish women s champion and one of the organisers During the event we ll run evening seminars on subjects pertinent to female pilots how to fly competitions staying safe while flying the right equipment and motivational training Nicky Moss another of the organisers said We want to include as many women as possible from those with very little competition experience through to those competing at the highest level including past and present World European and Regional Champions British Open Paramotor Championships After the very successful first leg of the 2010 British Paramotor League last September the second leg of the series now renamed the British Open Paramotor Championships will take place over the weekend of April 24 th 25 th at Boston Aero

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  • Mar 2010
    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 Standardised European Rules of the Air Eurocontrol the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation is currently consulting on its proposed Standardised European Rules of the Air SERA Once established these rules will affect all airsports from 2012 ICAO currently provides the international standard for Rules of the Air SERA seeks to unify rules of the air across Europe by cancelling all agreed national variations from current ICAO standards This will sweep away years of appropriate and sensible national modifications to the ICAO Rules of the Air for example the various exemptions currently built into the UK ANO for hang gliding and paragliding The current SERA proposals consequently pose a very real and serious threat to all airsports including Hang gliding and paragliding Whilst the aim of having one single set of Rules of the Air across Europe may at first glance seem attractive it is clear that the needs of airsports in general and hang gliding and paragliding in particular have not been taken into account when drafting the current proposals Indeed the following statement has been published on the Eurocontrol website Our primary objective is the development of a seamless pan European air traffic management ATM system We contribute to making European aviation safer performance driven and environmentally sustainable So it would appear that Eurocontrol only exists to meet the needs of the Commercial Air Transport industry and the needs of hang gliding and paragliding will not be considered unless we tell Eurocontrol what needs to be included or changed in their current proposal Martin Heywood the BHPA Chairman has therefore written an open letter to all BHPA members asking them to individually respond to this consulation to ensure that Eurocontrol are made fully aware of the depth of concern over their current proposals and the threat they pose to our sport Details of how you can respond to this proposal in the Chairman s letter An early draft of the detailed response the BHPA will be making to the proposed Standardised European Rules of the Air SERA is also available and may be helpul when drafting your own response Unfortunately the consultation period is very short and all responses must be received by Eurocontrol by 12th April 2010 So don t delay please act now Parahawking II Those who recall Martin Cray s Parahawking DVD will be pleased to know that Parahawking II Share the Sky is in production Martin again follows parahawking pioneer Scott Mason whose tandem flight business has received worldwide media coverage But Scott s vulture friends are in trouble as Asian scavenger populations collapse from feeding on drug tainted carcasses The new film shows him securing safe feeding areas in Nepal in a last ditch effort to save the

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  • Feb 2010
    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 feb 2010 Archive Skywings News Feb 2010 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 Farewell David Barish David Barish regarded by many as one of the originators of paragliding died in New York on December 15th at the age of 88 Like Francis Rogallo who died earlier this year David Barish worked on space vehicle recovery at NASA where he invented a single surface airfoil that was a step towards the modern paraglider A former commercial and military pilot Barish gained a degree in aerodynamics after WWII and then became a military test pilot He later worked as a consultant to the US Air Force before joining NASA where he patented several single surface flexible wings He was also involved in developing the double surface Parafoil inflatable wing the original paraglider invented by Domina Jalbert and patented by him in 1963 In 1965 Barish flew a single surface wing down a 200ft slope at a ski resort in New York State The following year using a similar wing he began a tour of ski resorts to promote slope soaring as a summer activity but without without great success It is said that Barish only fully realised what he had helped start when he spotted dozens of paragliders circling on a hillside in 1993 Nevertheless he remained an enthusiastic pilot and was flying until quite recently Barish is survived by his wife two sons and a daughter Yak on Ama Dablam On November 21st 2009 Stuart Holmes brother of UK Airsports Pat Holmes made what is probably only the second aerial descent of the iconic Nepalese peak of Ama Dablam 6 856m and the first using a small speed wing Ama Dablam commands the Everest region and is considered one of the Himalaya s most spectacular climbs Despite relatively bad autumn weather with strong winds and occasional snowstorms Stuart climbed Ama Dablam s classic southwest ridge It s an Alpine climber s dream route with ice faces and steep clean rock but in a spectacular Himalayan setting Despite strong and very gusty winds he was able to fly his Gin Yak 16 5 from the summit

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  • Jan 2010
    a member of The The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom The BHPA is a member of The European Hang Gliding Paragliding Union Aussie pilot survives free fall Aussie hang glider pilot Adam Parer survived a severe battering after his Airborne Rev prototype tucked and broke during the Gulgong Classic comp in November Soon after entering a thermal his glider nosed over tumbled twice broke up and began spinning The rotational speed built up to such a degree that he was unable to reach his parachute but his harness backplate failed and he was ejected into free fall Damage to his harness made it very difficult to extract his parachute but he was eventually able to deploy it having fallen several thousand feet What came next was the most painful and violent impact I have ever felt in my life he reported It was as if I had been torn in half Adam landed safely and was immediately attended by four other pilots from the comp who had witnessed his descent and landed straight away He was taken by helicopter to hospital in Newcastle where the head of the Emergency Department turned out to be fellow competition hangie Conrad Loten Despite six broken ribs and a broken sternum a punctured lung and severe bruising two weeks after the accident Adam was expected to make a full recovery Adam s glider was found completely destroyed about a km from where he landed The Airborne Rev first appeared at the Laragne Worlds in June in the hands of Scott Barrett and won the Canungra Cup in October flown by Rick Duncan Niviuk changes Andy Talbot founder of Niviuk UK is to hand over UK sales and distribution and control of the company to a new partnership of Barney Woodhead and Phil Colbert Andy is not severing his connection with Niviuk and will liaise directly with their new head office in La Cellera de Ter Spain It has been a real pleasure to establish such a new and exciting paraglider range to the UK he said The rapid rise in Niviuk s popularity over such a short period of time is a testament to the quality performance and originality of the gliders I would like to thank everyone who has supported us purchased a Niviuk glider or simply contacted us We have every confidence in Barney and Phil continuing to establish Niviuk as one of the most popular paraglider brands in the country and we are confident they will do a superb job Niviuk UK s Alex Colbeck is to dedicate himself full time to his Spark Web Design business Speed record ratified Dustin Martin s 100km triangle hang gliding speed record set from Zapata Texas at 49 8km h on a Wills Wing T2C on July 27 th has been ratified as a world record Canadian pilot Martin Henry held this record for almost exactly seven years since 2002 Congratulations to Dustin Martin this is about crossing the terrain at over

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  • Nov 2009
    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 2009 Archive Skywings News Nov 2009 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 Holzmüller leads 6th migration After 20 stages and nearly 1 200km in the air Walter Holzmüller succeeded in guiding 11 Northern Bald Ibis to their winter grounds in Italy in September Flying a Fresh Breeze XCitor paratrike with the birds foster parent on board Walter led his hand raised charges across the Alps from Burghausen in southern Bavaria to Laguna di Orbetello in Tuscany where WWF staff will monitor and care for them Young birds learn the route to the wintering area from their parents but humans have to take over the role for zoo raised birds to show them the way The first human led migrations were made in 2004 and 2005 from Upper Austria This year s flight is the sixth time a flock has been led to their winter grounds in this way and Northern Bald Ibises are now flying free in Europe for the first time in 300 years Walter former World Paragliding Champion and Nova test pilot is the current Paramotor Trike World Champion For more details go to www waldrappteam at Paramotor pilot escorted off An airborne paramotor pilot was escorted out of the exclusion zone surrounding the Labour Party Conference at Brighton by a police helicopter on September 27 th A witness to the incident describes the paramotor pilot landing followed closely by the helicopter which remained on the ground nearby for 15 minutes It is unlikely the pilot will have escaped without at least a very stern talking to and a prosecution seems likely The 3 5 mile radius Restricted Airspace Temporary was in place from September 25 th to October 1 st and had been promulgated by NOTAM Most clubs have good links to online NOTAM sources these days and a primary source is www ais org uk username BHPAuser password password Pilots ignore such sources at their peril Visually impaired children go paragliding Six brave visually impaired young people from Surrey climbed Mount Caburn in September to make tandem flights with Skylark Paragliding The event was organised by Stella Black Children s Recreation Co ordinator for the Surrey Association for Visual Impairment in response to requests made by children from George Abbot School in Guildford Smallest of

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