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What is the name of the current world champion in Paragliding ? When did he win his title?
Which specific country was the competition held at? Clue it is near the United States.
by Marra M
What's the flying weather been like in your part of the world?
The weather has been poor here in the UK for the last month. What is it like in your part of the world? normal or a bitty out of synch with norms.
by dried grass
Typical (average) airtime by the end of training? (world wide)
The following was stated by a bhpa ltd (UK) 'coach', his comment illustrates what I've been seeing in the vast majority of those holding a bhpa ltd rating (i.e. when issued with a Club Pilot 'Novice' ...
by MurrayHay
Re: UK Troll posting again
Guest111 wrote: NOTE: 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 ...
by R055YB0Y95
Angle of Attack
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
What are the main components of a paraglider?
... l loops stitched into the 'under'side of the material. Next: Top line set, as the BEST knot in the world will significantly weaken the line by say 40% of its 'straight' load strength, each line has ...
by MurrayHay
Re: UK (BHPA) training or training abroad, which is safer?
Allcingeye wrote: With Many Youtube Videos Talking about BHPA will I be safer learning in Turkey or Germany.Turkey, AFAIK training is mainly by non Turkish schools. In Germany training will be to DHV ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Age minimum for HG?
Craig Heffernan writes;
by David S
Re: US Pilots: FCC Warns Hang Gliding Community
Are these the same guys that won't fill out that census form? ;-) I can't help but wonder if any of those 'suspicious' pilots ever had to get a firearms permit or a security clearance.. Many Hams ...
by Luddite
BHPA v Murray (of intrest in UK only/comments from other forums)
Source of quotes I'm replying to: http://flying-on-air.blogspot.com/2010/08/dangers-of-being-taught-outside-bhpa.html (Also further comments here http://www.paraglidingforum.com search for the ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Mitchell wing
The Mitchell wing isn't used as a hang glider anymore because 1) It was too hard to transport, 2) it was awfully hard to build, 3) it was quite easy to break, 4) If built a little heavy it had a ...
by klaretonor
Re: ITV paragliders
Remember when ITV created one of the first paragliders (if not THE first) in 1985, The 'Asterion'? Thanks to people like them, paragliding is the sport we know today...Sur
by mana
Re: What are the main components of a paraglider?
... l loops stitched into the 'under'side of the material. Next: Top line set, as the BEST knot in the world will significantly weaken the line by say 40% of ...
by MurrayHay
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: Sunglasses for gliding
I wear Bolle sunglasses which are brown to look at but make the world look yellow through them. They take out blue light, of which there is lots up in the air, and make it easier to distinguish ...
by cihoovcvb
Re: Can you get a pod harness for a paraglider that you can comp...
NOTE: (this refers to the thanks/mention on my 'Profile' from Guest, and the comment on ***Angle of Attack***.) Quoting the PS from my post above: I't worth remembering the while the glider may be ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Newbie needs HG instruction advice.
G'day! The instructional criteria might be different in your part of the World but we were only on the bunny hill for two days of an eight day course. The steeper hills had short launch runs but the ...
by BrettLindsley
Re: How do hang-gliders fly, and how do paragliders fly?
... u friend was trying to stir up the para - hang pot. Not add anything intelegent. Maybe figuring the world needs more confilict. It's quite a common mis conception with those who don't know about ...
by swift tuttle
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)
Further information taken from a post (another forum, today) made by a senior official (member) of the bhpa ltd Quote: Actually, Chris, I am currently persuaded that you just like to complain and ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Radio advice please (USA specific)
Danny, the key aspect of having a radio for flying is having someone to talk to. Therefore, don't even consider buying a radio until you join the local HG club in your area, get to know the pilots ...
by donincardona
Re: So a factual post is removed without good cause (Trolling Post)
The facts remain that the common illegal practices of the bhpa remain illegal, the posts that were removed were: 1) posted from a IP address used to troll post on numerous forums, this first post ...
by MurrayHay
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: Paragliding in Singapore
Hi, Unfortunate to have foudn this so late. I am from Singapore and had tandem flights at Bali (3hr flight from here) and last year at Jugra/Banting, Malaysia. This is a small hill, about 1hr drive ...
by susan
Re: San Diego Paragliding Club's accurate name?
Hi my friends, father & son team David & Gab Jebb used to run Torrey Pines, I don't know the current folk but if you go to http://flytorrey.com you should be able to get in touch with someone who ...
by MurrayHay
British Paragliding and Paramotoring Association. Once there was one then t...
... o) and now it there appears to be a third the BPPA. Wonder what novel features it will bring to the world of freeflight? Does ...
by Guest
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: Hang gliding lessons around Pittsburgh PA?
There is a part time instructor, but I think your best bet is to call the local club (Daedalus Hang Gliding Club). The contacts I have are Pete Lehman <phone> , Pat Brooks <phone> , and ...
by Piccard08
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: How do you build it?!?!
by all means construct it ...other wise you will regret it ..:) my name is on the moyes world chapion glider the moyes csx and my next project is the triple surface idea to lower camber for higher ...
by skeatesy
Paragliding in the Azores - Don Hatten
Hello I am from the Azores. Have you ever considered coming to these islands ? Guess what, the climate isn't so bad, the people are great. Nature is still nature. Good for paraglidings, snorkling, ...
by Challenger
Re: Stronger wind launches
... to note for flying Paragliders in high winds (30+mph Steve Auld {Alternate title: ‘Goodbye, cruel world, I’m leaving you today’ borrowed from ...
by adowlin
Re: Insurance for paragliding
... uch of the operating budget is supported by USHGA merchandise. I don't know what is going on in the world that causes this sort of thing but there is a similar problem (power struggles, loss of ...
by cihoovcvb
Re: AILES DE K ASTAIR 62 Tandem PG Reserve question
Hi Murray, I didnt realise you were a moderator on here. I will remove myself, or if you can, please remove me. -------- MH: You are (as all are) welcome to keep posting, as mentioned I agree with ...
by MurrayHay
Re: Single Surface Paraglider new product!
BATLITE 1.8: Here's a link to the manufacturers website, mines under construction at the moments. (http://www.adrenaline.com.es/Adrenaline_Paragliders Then click the 'Batlite 1.8' page 'enter' ...
by jamiefly
Re: How good was your instructor?
... n international forum. In replying to their question it is best to state where your trained in the world, as well as an indication of how ...
by MurrayHay
What time is it?
Is 12 o'clock always 12 o'clock? The answer is no. If you read any book dealing with weather for gliding or hang gliding pilots they always say things like ' if near a costal site, a sea breeze with ...
by juanorez
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: Some on this forum question how good instructors are. This worrying quote w...
1) 'some on this forum' = ONE anonymous BHPA troll! 2) 'cowboy' = PG Pilot & Instructor who fly's the only UK paragliders which are registered aircraft, is the only PGer fully licences to ...
by MurrayHay

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