Vincent and Little Dave at the bowl at Dyke I managed to push off down the ridge eating up thermals on route.
Not too many thermals out front but a good start to the month of March 2014.
Kit Gin Atlas and Ozium Pod Harness.
Ozium Pod Harness second review is very comfortable and its best selling point besides the light weight is the fact you can really weight shift and turns all the way into 360,very much like the conventional harness's
I think this is the way ahead in pod harness's.
If your interested in purchasing one from Freeflight prices here.
Just a timely reminder or two:
If you must walk down the hill to launch, remember that the land owner specifically prohibits doing so and that you risk our access to the site by your actions. If you really must do so, just set out and launch, do not set up camp as if it's a legitimate launching area.
This years AGM meeting will be on Saturday 22nd March at the working men's club in Glynde.
The CAA has announced improvements to VFR charts that it claims will improve the clarity of information depicted.Submitted by Steve Purdie on 23 January, 2014 - 11:19.
The alterations have been made in consultation with the aviation industry and will appear in the new editions of the 1:500k and 1:250k series charts that will be published in March 2014.
The main changes include:
The addition of boundary tint to all airspace boundaries regardless of classification
The reversal of the colour formatting of airspace classifications boxes i.e. white classification lettering within appropriate classification (blue or magenta) coloured box.
The re-alignment of all airspace annotations along the leading edges of airspace boundaries
BHPA safety Advisory: http://www.bhpa.co.uk/pdf/safety_advisory/sa010.122013.pdf
In a recent accident the hang glider pilot, as a result of a base-bar collision during landing, swung through the control frame. His harness allowed him to move forward to the extent that his head was in front of the high aspect-ratio glider’s nose plate, which his weight and momentum pulled down violently on to the back of his head / neck region. The pilot suffered serious injury.
Hang Glider pilots should make landing approaches with their hands on the uprights and shoulders raised.
Southern Hang Gliding Club
The latest BHPA Club Bulletin is now available.
Click on this link to download the PDF. (Or visit the Bulletin page of the web site.)
...or load the attached file.
There have been several reports of varios lost and found recently.
Most people do not know their vario's serial number, which they should make a note of lest their house burns down or some miscreant takes a shine to it.
But perhaps more pertinently, most modern varios can display the owners name and phone number on start up. Why not read the manual to see if your is one of them?
If not, I can provide a free sticky label with your name printed on it to anyone who calls into Airworks.