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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
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
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
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
... lly confused having read some of the disagreement that is going on here!" It may assist paraglider pilots who were taught the standard nonsense regarding 'AoA' and 'pitch' to watch these small ...
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
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)?
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
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?
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: 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: US Pilots: FCC Warns Hang Gliding Community
... .they can be, but they are no different than USHGA members who are adamandt about keeping non-rated pilot's off of 'thier' sites. designated for some obscure practice like bouncing weak signals off ...
by Brian Sand
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: 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: 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: 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
Re: Is there any difference between paraglider wing and paramotor wing? Thanks ...
Hi Myo In general, subject to the weight range there is often little difference between PG wings and dual purpose wings (PG / PPG) that are also designed for use in powered flight, however the ...
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: 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
The Compression Zone - PG Myth or fact?
... 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: ITV paragliders
Greetings :-) Could anyone help with some info on ITV paragliders. I am a student and have been flying the schools Edel products but I have an opportunity to purchase one 1994 Topaze 25 with ...
by jhkjurter
Paragliding trips organized in Egypt, contact info Etc.
... ybody we organize paragliding trips in Egypt, sunny thermic January and February are a catch Mail: <email> TeL + 20100928371 Fax: ...
by pilot.120
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
Why do paragliding pilots need to wear a helmet?
... ding helmets comes into play in two main scenarios: A. The first (and most common by far!) is the 'pilot dragged at/before launch.' THIS issue I have seen a number of times as a result of the ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Paragliding - LANZAROTE
Well-known and helpful pilot on Lanzarote is Ray Cooper - he and his wife Josie run an accommodation service and site guide service <phone> . From Arrecife airport, take the main dual ...
by kc61803
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?
For clarity I've split this part of the reply: Quote: .... injurer of students and free flyers .... NOTE: In twenty year of this type of slander/liable from the supporters of the bhpa ltd the ...
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?
... dea for light & small yet capable of pulling a rescue line. My (rescuer end of 'system' rather than pilot end) version is a modified ...
by MurrayHay
Re: How can some sleep at night? On this forum there is this guy who constantly...
'Guest' is following the standard Troll attack pattern. 1) The are hiding their identity, which in view of the illegal nature of the content, as viewed by UK Law, is hardly a surprise. 2) The are ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Songs to hanglide or dangle to ......
How about 'Sky Pilot' Eric Grampian 31 classic Tracy's Landing, MD
by donincardona
Re: Standard '111' Troll posting!
For those interested in Truth in fact two of the above names FIRST 'trained' with the UK PG 'Organisation' who as well as in practice promote ILLEGAL flying are also well known for having tens of ...
by MurrayHay
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: 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: 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: What is the name of the first paragliding wing ever flown?
There is a fair degree of debate as to the first 'paraglider' with a reasonable argument supporting the idea that the first 'foot launched' (non-rigid wings) flights were done by parachute riggers in ...
by MurrayHay

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