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1 Spring Hill

The flying has been a little light on since I got back from Europe, but some keen local pilots are proving that there's some airtime to get if you make the effort to chase it.

Parachute Deployment and Safety Review

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Brendan after his Safe Arrival

Canberra hang gliding pilot, Brendan's harrowing review of his near miss and recovery while flying out at Gulgong. The message provides pilots a chance to learn from his mistakes and prevent their own future predicament or accident.

Learning to launch a hang glider...-Perfectly.

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Last month the Oz Report (www.ozreport.com) forum had some great discussions regarding the finer techniques of launching a hang glider.

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(PHOTO: submitted to the OzReport, by Steve Rathbun. Taken by Jeff Roberson)

 

After reading through it all, I was inspired by some specifics that are NOT readily found in any available training resources.

-Thanks to Davis Straub, Aaron Sweptson, Steve Rathbun, and others that contributed on the Oz Report forum.

Here's the cream, that I've filtered out, translated, and emailed to my students:

(Note: this is not the full breakdown of a launch, just some additional points...)

Hang Gliding Aerotowing Clinic, 2008 Easter "Fly-in", Tumut, NSW

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This year's hang gliding aerotowing clinic was a success having brought Rob, Geoffrey, and Pete, up to speed with towing their hang gliders behind the microlights supplied by Airborne.

Here's Bianca having a refresher tandem hang gliding flight, via aerotowing, at Tumut.
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