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Mid flight relief!!!!?????
...                                       After a recent enjoyable flight that i had to cut short im wondering if anyone has found any way ...
by swift tuttle
Flight Logs
Are (USA) paraglider and hang glider pilots legally required to keep flight logs by the FAA? Or is this just done as a personal convenience? John Mason Cayucos California
by Merlyn
What was your best flight ever?
What was your best flight, where was it and what made it so great?
by jade
Flight model landing flare
How do computerised flight models of hang gliders do the landing flare? Mine always works the same way I do real landings, badly. -)
by mal_king
Illegal common BHPA Ltd practice (Charity Flight Training)
So Murray changes the title and insinuates something that isn't going on. Basically a TV presenter is learning to paraglide. but Murray also added the folowing as a comment which he has also ...
by dried grass
First prone flight
Yahoo!! I've just had my first fully prone flight, 90 min long with left and right 360's and a couple of stall practices thrown in for good measure. Nothing else to say, but Hi and ignore me !! Hang ...
by Linda2
How long does the average paragliding flight last?
Long distance thermal hopping excluded, how long do most pilots fly for before landing? A. 5 - 10 min B. 15 - 25 min C. 30 - 45 min D. around 1 hour
by Vale
Flight computer comparisons
Any XC HG pilots out there with experience with both the Ball Graphics Comp and the Arai Tangent flight computers? I've almost talked myself into 'needing' one, and I'd be interested in hearing a ...
by dachs
Safe flight requires/starts with safe launching!
Since starting instructing in '97 I've always found the best way to teach is by asking students questions... to get them to think! So why are a lot of PG accidents at or just following launching? ...
by MurrayHay
BBC looking for pictures of flight (BBC = UK TV company)
BBC looking for pictures of flight Not a question but a statement I grant you. The BBC website is looking for pictures with the theme of flight. Figuring out that we do such things and get some nice ...
by head in the sand
Angle of Attack
by MurrayHay
Re: Manta Fledge 3 ET. Serial No 141
If you went through the sailplane phase, you need a Swift or at least a Millennium. I haven't foot launched in many years. I kept my plane hangared at Foothills Flight Park in Hiddenite, NC. I flew ...
by Foxbat
What are the main components of a paraglider?
Taking the logical approach and going 'top to bottom'... Wing which has small loops stitched into the 'under'side of the material. Next: Top line set, as the BEST knot in the world will ...
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
Re: Life of a Paraglider (wing)?
Generally about 300 hours of UV exposure, depending on how you treat it, bash it in the sand, etc. Once you are experienced you can see and feel the texture of the fabric. There are machines that ...
by Terence Murphy
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: What paraglider would you recommend a beginner?
... hand PG's Design limit yourself to only about 5-7 years old. Glider use 5 (or less!) to 50 hours flight time. A good sign is: Advert stating the glider has been serviced & tested recently (i.e. ...
by MurrayHay
Re: DK Whisper
Have two new sets of DK whisper yellow props for only $250 a set or best offer for both?? Also two whisper cages and a frame with very little use. Open to offers to those of you who have had rough ...
by bankrott
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
BHPA Flying and Safety Committee (UK only intrest)
A few years ago I raised the issue of BHPA Ltd schools who imply in their advertising that they have approval, which they do NOT have... from the CAA (UK Civil Aviation Authority). The specific ...
by MurrayHay
Re: BHPA v Murray (of intrest in UK only/comments from other forums)
It is most certainly not Murray Hay. I guess the moderator wishes it were to boost his profile. It would seem to me that he is wishing to create a conflict. I can only presume he is disenfranchised ...
by head in the sand
Re: Air sick
Sure, don't fly!! :-) Some times I get sick flying my hangy even though I'm driving. Funny, I find if I've got a full stomach I feel much worse than on an empty one. I try not to eat anything too ...
by DS_84
Re: Is there any difference between paraglider wing and paramotor wing? Thanks ...
... erence between PG wings and dual purpose wings (PG / PPG) that are also designed for use in powered flight, however the risers fitted to the wing are often ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Home built Hang Gliders
I have been thinking the same thing. My oldest son is going to build a glider for his Home's Cool project this year. I just may build one at the same time. I haven't flown in years. It's really ...
by bankrott
Re: Mitchell wing
My name is Chuck Rhodes. I currently own Mitchell Wing # 3 the original FAI World Record wing that George Worthington set the first official world records ever in a hang glider of any type and 6 ...
by mana
Re: Ballast, glide-ratio and sink rate?
It's VITAL if accident rates are to be cut in paragliding that old established errors are corrected... ---------------------------- Quote: 'L/D changes with angle of attack' Ok the first thing is ...
by MurrayHay
Why do paragliding pilots need to wear a helmet?
While the direct impact protection of most sports (i.e. including motorcycling helmets, which have FAR better impact absorbing standards than 'airsports' helmets!) helmets is at best "minimal," the ...
by MurrayHay
Sabre Trike for Sale
FOR SALE Sabre Trike 340/17-Ultralight (http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/~stei0302/WWW/ULTRA/q-t.html). I decided to buy a gyrocopter so it is for sale. It is two seater, powered by Kawasaki 340 ccm, 34 HP ...
by Brian Sand
Re: Which Vario?
... asinstrument.com FlyNet module is pretty good It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and logs your flight real time, so anyone who has Internet connection can see where you are! technology is ...
by jay
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: Anyone care to guess where he I banned from this time?
Mmm! Interesting syntax... Quote "Anyone care to guess where he I banned from this time?" Much of the evidence that has been collected on the Troll 'Guest111' (and use of many other Troll 'nom de ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Troll posting
Considering the number of deaths (including two 'coaches' colliding with each other in a single accident) and injuries you do have to wonder about the 'mind set of UK PG trolls'.... fortunately on ...
by MurrayHay
Re: What are the main components of a paraglider?
Taking the logical approach and going 'top to bottom'... Wing which has small loops stitched into the 'under'side of the material. Next: Top line set, as the BEST knot in the world will ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Songs to hanglide or dangle to ......
... at Roy Orbison was into flying- mostly model airplanes in his later years- and he did an album with flight as the theme. The name of the album was either 'Laminar Flow' or 'Slipstream'...but I ...
by shay74
Re: Does it exist a double surface for a beginner?
Mars and Atlas Hanggliders are really good gliders for beginners. Of corse there are double surface gliders for beginners, but I do not see any advantage. They are heavier, and it takes more time to ...
by SteveTheEgg
Re: Paraglider: Looking for good beginner/intermedi ate wing
I was recently in your situation and would recommend you try the Flight Design S2. The S2 is a new design DHV 1-2 so you won't find a used one but it has the performance of an advanced wing so you ...
by Ducati999
Re: Can you get a pod harness for a paraglider that you can comp...
I would take a guess at no, when it comes to long flights. My reasoning (best guess!) is that on long flights (I've flown as much as 8 1/2 hours in a day, with a single flight of over 4 1/2 hours ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Helmet Get one that fits.
The biggest 'snag' problem I've seen in recent years is the advent of 'head cams'. The main problems (common with re-training students) are often two fold: 1) the distraction factor, commonly seen ...
by MurrayHay
Re: How do hang-gliders fly, and how do paragliders fly?
Bhaok wrote: both are cambered wings and produce lift the same as an airplane wing. the difference between the two is that todays hang gliders use battens in the upper and lower sails to hold their ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Paraglider for a newbie?
Standard rated wings are not so similar, some are made for pure beginners (for the first flights) and are boring for more experimented pilots (too deadened), others offers good possibilities of ...
by breezhot

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