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The Dalby Big air 2014

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towing

At this time of year there's no place in Australia i'd rather be racing a hang glider than right here in Dalby!

Roadtrip: Stanwell Park Hang Gliding Club pilots head WEST

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Sunset Hang Gliding in a Big Sky: Guy Allison, of Taree, on final approach

Hang Gliding Beach Bums go Bush

Check out the photos and see what we got UP to this Tuesday, Wedneday, and Thursday....

Life is about living!  This week, five hang glider pilots ditched work, and invested their time and money, heading 450 km west to gain some new hang gliding skills, and it's alreay paid back.  Besides learning to aerotow hang gliders, the entire crew got to seek, catch, and soar the famous Forbes thermals.

Josh Woods, who was surfing cloudbase for the last two days of the course, said he "will never look at

The Gulgong Aeropark is up for sale

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In the moment

Last week we flew again at the Gulgong Aeropark (NSW),  where we had some fabulous flying and camping again.  I love the clear star-lit nights out there.  On our morning of departure, the owner, Ian Harris, dropped a bomb:  and told us that he needs to sell the airstrip due to a break-up of the club/corporation and he won't be able to afford to buy back the remaining "shares" of the Aeropark.

Hang gliding in Europe 2013

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Screen shot from the 3 minute movie of Hang Gliding Europe 2013

Here's my flying adventures in France & Switzerland summed up in a 3 minute movie below:

Gulgong Aeropark building prototype Hydraulic Pay-in Winch

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Ian Harris owner of Gulgong Aeropark is spending some late nights in the workshop lately, and working on a prototype for a Pay-In (Stationary) Winch for hang gliding and paragliding.  Ian wants pilots to have options when there isn't an tow plane and/or tug-pilot available.

Dual Aerotow Video

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Double Aerotow, screenshot from hang gliding video

Gulgong Air Strip, NSW Australia.

I had the opportunity to do a dual aerotow with my friend Alex and Steve as the Tug pilot. It was awesome to have Curt there, who has done this before and Alex who is a very skillful and experienced pilot.

Something different......

Manilla, NSW state titles

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1a set up n the west launch

Task 1, 2,3,4

Manilla NSW state titles practice day.

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1 rain coming

The Manilla state titles at Mt Bora NSW Australia is on again, the pilot turnout looks great and the forecast is good!

Hinterlands Drifter Tour 2012

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"Looks good, you go first"

Finally, the write-UP, photos and hang gliding video below:
(I suggest using the slide-show feature when viewing the photos.  -Awesome.)

2013 HG worlds, 1 Task left

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Race sky
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