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Hi im looking at hang glider for sale its a Wills Wing Sport...
hi im looking at hang glider for sale its a Wills Wing Sport European Excellent Condition...approx 40 hrs tt 167 sq ft,65 lbs,owner's manual,batten template,2 extra down tubes, Pilot Weight ...
by Guest
Re: What brand of paraglider is best for begginers and why?
guest wrote: best way to approach a wing and harness set up is to do your ep first make sure your happy with the school and instructorBased on talking to about a thousand BHPA 'trained' pilots ...
by MurrayHay
Re: UK Troll posting again
NOTE 1: Ross just phoned me (evening in Scotland) to let me know the original post by Troll 'Guest111' was no longer showing on the forum, the Troll had posted under the title 'instructor cops outs. ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Manta Fledge 3 ET. Serial No 141
... sod it to Wayne who flew it twice and is now trying to sell it back to me. I am enjoying flying my sport 2 though. The Fledge sits in Pa. For now. ...
by Tom
Re: Sunglasses for gliding
I had the same problem. I've done several experiments with different producats (as well as other people with the same problem), until we found some scientifically done tests done by some very well ...
by woodcutter
Re: BHPA AGM this weekend 1st march 2014. (UK)
head in the sand wrote: Last year‘s event, co-located with the BGA AGM, seemed to work well and the same format is to be repeated this year. It is hoped that members will take the time to turn up ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Helmet Get one that fits.
Hi Ross While the direct impact protection of most sport.... (i.e. including motorcycling helmets, which have FAR better impact absorbing standards than 'airsports' helmets!) ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Age minimum for HG?
Angelo, you now say that your original point was that the sport is risky. But you also claim to have lost three friends to hanggliding in the last two years, yet describe the sport as only 'somewhat ...
by klaretonor
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: Interesting how this critique Mr Hay is removed (Troll?)
Edward wrote: Dear Mr Hay, and you wonder why people do not take you seriously/listen to you?!Clearly false! While there is no doubt that some (a minority) of VERY Vocal pilots won't listen to: ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Question Regarding BHPC (UK Only)
Quote: However my main worry is, perhaps because of some of the strong anti-BHPA line, some BHPC trained pilots avoid coaches and other pilots and don't avail themselves of site briefings - which can ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Hi all! Can I get some advice on tandem paragliding in the uk?
The CAA (Air Navigation Order) information is very straight forward, provided it's not commercial flying no licence is required (there are NO licences for either solo or tandem paragliding in the ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Wanted: 1970's Bill Bennett Delta Wing Ski Kite
I have a WIlls WIng 174 Sport for sale. It is a beautiful white and yellow in good condition. Call with an offer. My name is Darrell and my <phone> . E-mail, ...
by Wills WIng 174 Sport
Accident Statistics for HG /PG?
The Royal society for the prevention of accidents on the UK (Rospa) carried out a survey of sporting injuries a few years ago I don't have the figures in front of me so this is from memory (and will ...
by bgneub
Re: Paragliding accident in San-Diego
Information taken from the Glider Port PRESS RELEASE: On September 15,1998 at approximately 1721 hours advanced paragliding instructor Men Raviv, age 38 was fatally injured as a result of a ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Troll post split from thread
What some in the sport, especially in the UK, appear to regard as 'Gold class comedy' is regarded by F A R too many families, over the last few decades, as tragedy :-( Murray Hay
by MurrayHay
Re: :) Is buying a eBay PG + self train? Good or bad?
First: As 'Colin' AKA 'eBay buyer' AKA 'Barry from Glasgow' 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 ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Fatality rates?
As a matter of interest, in Australia, the most dangerous sport is Rock Fishing. That is not fishing for rocks, but fishing from them. Tex
by Gauravnew
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: Paragliding alphabet: F is for flying
WELL... (ref LOTs of video clips showing errors) of course that is to be expected as for the last two decades the vast majority of my students have been RE-training bhpa 'taught' pilots traveling ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Who build the first controllable glider in 1890? He used wood and fabric to create a hang glider
And (if my memory serves correctly!) he also BUILT a wee hill to test fly the glider, now THAT's dedication to the sport :-) MH
by MurrayHay
Re: USA: Ok to switch PG instructor? (Feeling a lack of progress)
... California. He said my problem is mental and no phisycal. He said i need to be agressive with this sport and he said im to passive. He is not willing to teach me anymore.He said this is not a sport ...
by Andrea stergion
Re: BHPA v BHPC What's the difference? (UK)
Soft Cell wrote: BHPA v BHPC Whats the difference? TrainingOn this I can only speak for my training set up. I've almost nothing in common in the Theory, Practice or Procedures taught by the BHPA ...
by MurrayHay
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
Paragliding - Regulations Canada
I am interested in getting into this sport and I was wondering if you need any special training. I've read that you only need a couple of hours training from an instructor, but this was in the US. ...
by Linda2
Re: Hang gliding 101
... My recommendation... Get your hands dirty! I.e., find a good school/instructor nearby and enjoy the sport. Hopefully your new found passion for flying will give you all the answers and enthusiasm ...
by sail4evr
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: £34000 surplus and more members. (UK Troll Post)
Ref: £34000 surplus and more members. These days despite the continuing injuries & deaths, including among students 'under instruction' this UK business has seen a slight increase in the recent ...
by MurrayHay
Re: As a BHPA trained pilot (100+ hours and no injuries) what is the most impor...
Regarding flight safety this question is impossible to answer without seeing you launch/fly (various conditions) land, in addition without knowing your knowledge regarding F214, F215's etc etc, as ...
by MurrayHay
Re: BHPA v Murray (of intrest in UK only/comments from other forums)
Hi 'Hurt' from Edinburgh, Scotland Asked: "Who have you maimed?" The answer is no one of course, but then as almost everything I teach (input) DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS what the BHPA teach the 'output', ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Anyone care to guess where he I banned from this time?
... s .... NOTE: In twenty year of this type of slander/liable from the supporters of the bhpa ltd the sport has seen the bhpa death toll ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo question
Might I suggest that a Paraglider might be better for you? Consider that the hang glider will always be in your periferalline line of sight while the scenery changes beneith/around it during motion. ...
by wbrian
Retrained BHPA pilots - accidents after training with Murray
... ned with Murray over a number of years. The guy was on a higher rated wing and has now given up the sport. Any ...
by Tell the truth Murray!
Re: AILES DE K ASTAIR 62 Tandem PG Reserve question
The BHPA guest makes a good general point about age of reserves, the common view is that they should be replaced at around 10 years, from memory one of the 'offical' views was that post 10 years ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Fixing a glider to a motorbike!!
Sure, we actually do this quite a lot in the UK. I have a Honda Fireblade which I have bored out and attached at Shelby supercharger so it develops about 180bhp. At the back of the bike is a ...
by Merlyn
Advice/Information about flying at Fuertaventura
... y search for paragliding tips for para gliding on fuertaventura. i have vast experience within this sport.but am unsure where to launch to launch off, also any body there like to meet ...
by Guest
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: 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
Paragliding clubs?
My friend took me to his Scuba Diving club meeting, and it was a pretty cool deal. They meet for dinner once a month, and plan local dive trips, and faraway dive vacations. They have speakers who ...
by man-from-mars
HG, paraglider pictures?
Is there anybody who could mail some pictures of paragliders and/or hanggliders ? I (PG-Pilot from germany) am planning a homepage or picture archive about our sport. Thanks for all of your pictures!
by David S

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