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Swiss citizen & HG pilot, Request Info about flying in USA
Hello, I'm a Swiss citizen and I already come in the US for 3 Years. I have a Hang Gliding license since 5 years and non-commercial tandem license since one year. Do I need something more to flight ...
by Ouapitis
As a BHPA trained pilot (100+ hours and no injuries) what is the most impor...
As a BHPA trained pilot (100+ hours and no injuries) what is the most important thing for me to unlearn or change?
by Guest
Lincolnshire England - nearest powered paragliding school /pilot
Lincolnshire England - nearest Paragliding school / pilot. Hello I live near the Lincs / Notts boarder in the UK. I would like to have a go at powered Paragliding / speak with a powered paraglider ...
by Linda2
Looking for Mario Rocchio from Alberta (HG pilot)
I am looking for a guy who is big into hang gliding and wondering if you might know him and help me get in touch! His name is Mario Rocchio from Alberta (he moves alot!). I purchased a couple of old ...
by Mo
A story on PG safety from a glider pilot
A story on PG safety from a glider pilot, with a brief discussion of some of the accident statistiscs. It's in english and Dutch: English: http://home.worldonline.nl/byteflife/safe/english.htm Dutch: ...
by Donadoni1809
Amir, new pilot, info on descending if weather goes bad?
Hi, My name is Amir and i just started for 5 months paragliding. My question is how can i decrease altitude when the weather goes bad?
by Guest
UK & Irish Third Party PG Pilot Insurance
Forwarded information: We recently had an enquiry for people living in Southern Ireland who needed Third Party Liability Cover and as non UK residents we were unable to help. We do try and help ...
by MurrayHay
Re: What brand of paraglider is best for begginers and why?
... were to give you reasons for recommending Gin / Advance, cheers Murray PS we have a couple of Gin pilots (they both also own other makes) and one pilot with an Advance ...
by MurrayHay
Angle of Attack
MPB-3deg comp 3 rib_3D.jpg
... sitive angle of attack' (AOA) and this angle is often stated to be about +8* (degrees). In addition pilots are taught that as soon as the AOA goes 'negative' your wing will fold in a 'frontal' or in ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Life of a Paraglider (wing)?
Most people will say about 300 hours of UV exposure. Some instructors or schools have actual porosity testing machines. Some do the tear test too, if its easy to tear on the ground, it will be easy ...
by terryswift
Re: Air sick
... g runny, greasy or nausiating by definition won't help. This was a recommendation by my old private pilot instructor and they said it ...
by mana
Re: Question Regarding BHPC (UK Only)
Quote: ....if they don't retrain later with BHPA or ### another National Association. ### One of my students after a number of years flying in the UK and Europe, left the UK and so also left the ...
by MurrayHay
Licensing for flying overseas
'License' v 'Rating' As an example in the UK, PG pilots, if they wish, can get a rating from a couple of sporting association. This rating has no legal validity, it's simply a card issued by an ...
by MurrayHay
Can you restring a paraglider if a line breaks?
Vale wrote: ...... could you tie them on yourself? Or, if one is broken, can you fix it yourself? A bit of 'structural engineering' style physics, it is generally stated that the best knots ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Ballast, glide-ratio and sink rate?
Hi Joe There is no single answer to this question for the following reasons: While the BEST Glide Ration (angle) will be found on 'twitchy' comp 'rated' gliders, these days some of these gliders ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Manta Fledge 3 ET. Serial No 141
I know that glider as myself and Russel Thompson assembled it. It ws sent to a pilot that was going to use it for competition (World Cup, I think). I got run over in transit and I don't think it ever ...
by helobill
Re: Paraglider: Looking for good beginner/intermedi ate wing
HI Eivind; The first thing to do is to listen to your instructors recommendations. The second thing to do is to be suspect of information you get off the news groups. There is a lot of ...
by fimbulvetr
Re: Supine flying
... ms of flying ability - but I presume it means you've left the HG school, and are a low-airtime club pilot? Well, ...
by shay74
The Compression Zone - PG Myth or fact?
Compression Zone or Physics.jpg
... right Murray Hay/PBM (Commercial) Photography/Precision Paragliding and the MPB Forum For years PG pilots have been taught that the commonly observed increase in the wind speed (and a very common ...
by MurrayHay
Re: BHPA Flying and Safety Committee (UK only intrest)
First: As 'Colin' AKA 'eBay buyer' is in fact using the same IP address as David Massie, who is a well know supporter of the BHPA Ltd, he's clearly just Trolling on this forum so has been banned. ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Home built Hang Gliders
The problems with trying to home build a hang glider are many. 1) Since HG are tailess designs, getting good pitch stability is much harder than on gliders with tails. The wing has to both generate ...
by pptramadol
Re: Age minimum for HG?
It would seem that Angelo missed the point of the California residents query on his daughters behalf. She is writing a school report, not looking for hang gliding instruction. To address her ...
by Calius
Re: Paraglider weight ranges and safety.
aha a fellow sigma 3 fan, it's by far the best wing I've ever flown, the ground handling is superb, when i say it can be pain it's a pain by its' standards, i had a harley cyclone that regularly ...
by Bhaok
Re: Physics for PG safety!
... th photoshoots, limiting free time...) Murray Hay NOTE Quote: 'all look dodgy at takeoff with the pilot running like ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Self Training
To think that the reason for me wanting to hang glide in the first instance, was watching you tube footage on the early history of the sport, and reading accounts by people like Jack Lambie, it just ...
by Kev1955
Re: DK Whisper for sale (SOLD)
How much in US $ and what size pilot can it lift
by hgp321
Re: Can you restring a paraglider?
Vale wrote: ...... could you tie them on yourself? Or, if one is broken, can you fix it yourself?A bit of 'structural engineering' style physics, it is generally stated that the best knots 'only' ...
by MurrayHay
Re: What paraglider would you recommend a beginner?
A few years ago I got a '2nd hand' Nova Vertex (1998 design, £2,800 list price) that was still in the box from Nova with the makers ('branded') sealing tape un-disturbed... so the glider had never ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Info on Electra Flyer hang glider
Electra Flyer hang gliders were manufactured in Albuquerque New Mexico by Larry Newman, President of Electra Flyer, from 1975 to the early 80's I believe. There were a number of models from the early ...
by Skyglow
Re: Does it exist a double surface for a beginner?
The advice to get a used Atlas or Mars is good advice. Probably unlike the gliders you trained on, they are not at all 'sluggish' in handling, they are merely slow in top speed. Here in the U.S. I ...
by Luis
Re: BHPA v Murray (of intrest in UK only/comments from other forums)
hurt wrote: Who have you maimed? There was this guy saying that you were involved when i guy hurt his back in Fife this year, doing downwind launches over crags when a seabreeze was coming in, ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Future of Hang Gliding in the UK....
In a nutshell - in the UK - the situation is this: It is MUCH easier to train and qualify to fly as a paraglider - about half the time it takes to train and qualify as a Hang Glider. And physically, ...
by donincardona
Re: Paragliding and Deafness
Lyndon, I have flown and taught since '73 on both hang and paragliders. I'm convinced that the belief that one must hear the 'wind' (airspeed) is a complete myth. Stall appreciation and avoidance is ...
by OriNebula
Re: Radio advice please (USA specific)
... her in use by many businesses. Therefore, there can be many others on the frequencies besides HG/PG pilots. Use of an 'agreed ...
by Trantor
Paragliding near Seattle
... e there any paragliding sites near Seattle that would be worth visiting? What paperwork (insurance, pilot ratings etc) are obligatory/recommended? Any info ...
by adowlin
Re: Looping a hang-glider
... Performance Flying' .. Dennis Pagen writes ... 'We do not condone aerobatics and wish to discourage pilots from performing them. By aerobatics we mean any maneuvers ...
by pptramadol
Re: JADE please explain this is an official warning for behavior...
Quote: sorry murray i thought thats what you were doing by slatting the bhpa:: Answer: I simply point out that the REASON 75% of my students come to me to RE-train is the appaling accident, injury & ...
by MurrayHay
Re: New skywings format
Kelvin, What are you moaning about? This new visual language and lifestyle **** is all about blurred images and difficult to make out pictures. The hang-glider on the latest cover is tucked away in ...
by woodcutter
Re: Modern PG design, Stiffeners Good/Bad?
Hi Yes I teach (both UK pilots, and non-UK pilots who travel to Scotland to train with me in the UK) However the "approved PG training syllabus and PG training programme" in the UK have resulted in ...
by MurrayHay
Re: How do hang-gliders fly, and how do paragliders fly?
I'm sorry to disapoint you, axel, but both hang gliders and paragliders fly using the bernoulli principle which (for our purposes) states that when air moving over a wing moves over the top surface ...
by David S

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