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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

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......

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.)

Towing Off The Grid

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Six of my hang gliding students and I recently bailed from Sydney's rat race and headed to the Central Tablelands to fly and camp at Ian Harris' airstrip and solar powered facilty.

Above, screen capture from the video below:  Luke tows his Malibu 188 Bat Wing

I rolled up my sleeves, fired up our Cloudstreet Winch, and went

The New Winch Pays Out

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Last weekend's hang gliding clinic at Rylstone, NSW, was filled with MUD (after Friday's rain), ICE (early morning frosts), and AIR (70+ tows).

Above: A fun flight in the Moyes Malibu demo glider

The new Cloudstreet Winch, with hydraulic tension regulation, provided some smooth tows, as the Toyota Hilux drove along the grass airstrip.

Beam Me Up Stevey

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Eight of our hang gliding students learn to aerotow and then converge on the thermals at Forbes, NSW, in April.

As winter now sets in, it is quite dreamy reflecting back, and down, to the hot dry paddock below from which my student-pilots were teleported thousands of feet deep into Earth’s troposphere. These guys not only learned to aerotow hang gliders safely, but they also tapped into an unfamiliar energy form: thermals.

Above:  Student Andrew Phillip towing up behind Steve McCarthy at our Forbes Aerotow Clinic.  Photo by Andrew

The Tumut Fly-in Report

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I've just returned from co-hosting the Easter Tumut Fly-in Workshop. It was a "feel-good" event with a packed campground, and local flying sites buZZing with hang gliding (and some paragliding) activity.

Above:  Novice pilot, Drewe Waller, launches from Honeysuckle on Day 1 in his Moyes Sonic 165.

2010 Easter National Fly-In at Tumut

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Hang gliding, paragliding, and microlighting pilots will be converging again on Tumut, NSW for the Annual National Fly-In.

When: Easter, Friday 02 April 2010 to Monday 05 April 2010

Where: Tumut, NSW Australia

  • Great free-flying with friends

Besides flying, there's always a chance for a kayak derby in the river if there's too much wind or rain

  • Free Thermaling Workshop and XC Assistance Clinic

I'll be there helping out overtime for pilots (hang gliding & paragliding) looking to improve their in-land soaring skills.  If conditions permit, I hope to even offer some air-to-air assistance on the radio.  I'll be bringing my hang glider and maybe my paraglider, too.  Overall, the loose agenda is going to be getting some FUN and safe.

-Conrad Loten, from Newcastle, has signed UP to help with the event.  Conrad recently placed a tight second place at the NSW Hang Gliding State Titles in Manilla.  He's an amazing man, and we're very fortunate to have him on board assisting the hang gliding and paragliding pilots looking to learn more about flying in thermals and XC.

10,000 feet UP at Forbes

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Hang gliding video and report from the recent Forbes trip: 

Last week's flying was another chapter for the hang-gliding memory book.

I took eight guys out to Forbes, NSW to show them the "next-level" of hang gliding in Australia.

The students learned to tow (and release) their hang gliders behind the Moyes Dragonfly microlight.

Parachute Safety Night

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ABOVE: Curt at a SIV paragliding safety course in Utah, USA with Chris Santacroce in June '07

What: Warren Windsports ATC (Advanced Training Clinic)

Parachute Night for Hang Gliding and Paragliding

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