landing

Newbee airspeed when landing question
In the Pagen HGTM (copywrite 1995) , it says use a 5 to 1 descent on final. In the WW Falcon manual, it says approach 'at a speed above best L/D'. (It seems to be saying that min sink is between 20 & ...
by terryswift
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
What are 3 flare landing techniques for when there is no wind?
There is one technique that is good for older canopies. Another one that is good for modern ones, but requires a little running. And a third that requires exact timing and precision. Can you describe ...
by Vale
What do you think of landing in growing crops?.do you just do it and run of...
What do you think of landing in growing crops?.do you just do it and run off and to heck with consequences or do you seek out the farmer apologies and then offer compensation?
by Guest
Angle of Attack
... lip it should be clear than a pilot who can fly HALF of any paraglider down from altitude to a spot landing (within 1m of target easily) had better fully understand Pitch Roll AND Yaw! (note: ...
by MurrayHay
Manta Fledge 3 ET. Serial No 141
Hi guys Have an un-flown, but damaged, Fledge 3 and wish to restore it to flying condition. It must be 20yrs old. Its sail and tubes condition are much like new. ...
by Homer9
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: What paraglider would you recommend a beginner?
It's often (if SE) coast flying in warm, sunny (dry) 'Sea Breeze' so by landing & packing up say an hour before sunset at the end of eight hours+ flying (19 hours 'aviation daylight' at this time of ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Age minimum for HG?
... not too young an age provided she can control the weight and mass of the glider when launching and landing (talking hangglider not paraglider here) My friend was 14 when he started and ...
by brian1905
Re: Question Regarding BHPC (UK Only)
Spilt reply for clarity (this is just comp's) In the UK bhpa ltd membership is in decline, this is hardly a suprise in view of their safety record and the increased avaliablity of accident ...
by MurrayHay
The Compression Zone - PG Myth or fact?
Note: Some photos still to be added: Update 01:20 Zulu time 11/05/2016 Copyright Murray Hay/PBM (Commercial) Photography/Precision Paragliding and the MPB Forum For years PG pilots have been taught ...
by MurrayHay
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
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
Re: When flying a paraglider, when are accidents most likely to occur?
Well based on talking to my (re-training) students over the last two decades of those (most) who have HAD an significant accident most are at following launch. In general talking to other pilots the ...
by MurrayHay
Ecstasy demo
I am very interested on the new Ecstasy HG. I consider buying one but must see one flying/landing before I commit myself. I currently fly Laminar HG and sailplanes. I abandoned the idea of buying a ...
by jasy1
Spectacles for Flying
I have a question which I hope some of you may have some suggestions for: I need to wear glasses to correct my sight when flying. I usually wear prescription sunglasses which are fine under normal ...
by breezhot
Re: Buying a Hang glider
... that you get the necessary lessons before making any buying decisions. At 40-50 feet altitude, your landing, not gliding to ...
by lakeswalker
Re: Leading cause of accidents?
I would have to agree withJohan on most of the points that he has made. I have been involved in the sport off and on for many years, but have really started to do more flying over the last two. Many ...
by paultrr
Re: Supine flying
See my other reply in this thread for more detail. I'm not sure, being in the UK, exactly what a Hang2 rating is, in terms of flying ability - but I presume it means you've left the HG school, and ...
by shay74
Re: Hang gliding 101
My advice: pick a narrow focus. Take one aspect of hang-gliding and make it better. To paraphrase an old builder's joke, you can make hang-glider that's safe, or you can make a hang-glider that's ...
by DS_84
Re: Camera for hanggliding ?
Camera's with IR remote may work poorly in bright daylight. Try this out before you buy one. A 35 mm lens may be allright on the keel, but if you want to mount it at the Xbar/LE junction it is a bit ...
by fimbulvetr
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: Help (newbie): tandem-wing hang gliders
There were two fairly successful designs in the early 1970's. One was the Icarus II and the other was called Easy Riser. Imagine a WWI German Taube with no fuselage or tail. Both steered with wingtip ...
by scubagirl77
Re: Does Murray Hay have insurance to instruct or tandem fly.
Hi Barry FYI PBM (Commercial) Photography is my business (I also have property I rent). Apart from sponsoring East Scotland Paragliding club PBM has no connection with flying. MH ...
by MurrayHay
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: The history of Hang Gliding
These folks may be considered a few of the contemporary pioneers, but this is a tiny piece of the story. Hang gliders have almost always existed in some form. And, while Francis Rogallo receives ...
by Brian Sand
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo question
In my case, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is normally triggered by having my head in a tilted back position (like when I'm under the car taking off an oil filter), so it's not much of a ...
by shay74
Re: Brad Kojis accident
There was also mention of Brad's bridle having been flung around his neck as a result of multiple tucks (marks on his neck & melting marks on bridle). This indicates that the attachment of Brad's ...
by brian1905
Re: HG Harness advice wanted
This is a very important decision that you are about to make. Your harness is your home in the sky or maybe it's your couch in the sky. You want it to be comfy and functional. A good harness will ...
by sail4evr
Courchevel Paragliding Info ??
... g there soon & will be taking my canopy with me. I know the piste maps show take off points but not landing fields & I don't fancy coming down amongst a ...
by swift tuttle
Looking for GUIDED HG tour late Jan/Feb/March
Hi, At the moment I am working very hard for a fair which is in mid-jan (1998). Between the fair and the start of the flying season here in Germany I want to do some flying. I have got the german ...
by OriNebula
Re: Where to fly in Norway
The answer is: Vågå, in case you got substandard email programs, it is spelt Vaga, with rings over the 'a's. Its the national center of hanggliding in Norway. It is a big valley, with high ...
by bankrott
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: Stronger wind launches
I did not write the stuff below, it may be educational (Not likely) regards RoyG Points to note for flying Paragliders in high winds (30+mph Steve Auld {Alternate title: ‘Goodbye, cruel world, ...
by adowlin
Re: What are the main components of a paraglider?
... a serious note: I'm told it's not uncommon for pilots who fly over woods (between take off / normal landing) to carry a roll of dental floss to lower down to rescue personal to then pull up a rope if ...
by MurrayHay
Re: New on the admin team
Yes Respect has to be earned. I've never made a secret of the fact I do NOT respect the BHPA Ltd My opinion is based on facts not lies (no matter how often repeated!) Fact: BHPA Ltd 'schools' do ...
by MurrayHay
Re: BHPA Pilots mid-air collision, Isle of Arran Sept 2015
In the UK over the last couple of days it likely to total another few 100 thousand pounds in expenses to the tax payer/charities following yet another 'mid-air' between two PG pilots, in this case ...
by MurrayHay
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: Paragliding Accident
??? A news search brought this up . . . ANKARA, Sept 17 (Reuter) - A Turkish paraglider crashed on Wednesday during the World Air Games in western Turkey and was in serious condition in hospital, a ...
by jasy1
Re: Songs to hanglide or dangle to ......
How about 'Sky Pilot' Eric Grampian 31 classic Tracy's Landing, MD
by donincardona

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