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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

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Skywings Magazine

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Skywings is a full colour monthly magazine published by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Ltd to inform, educate and entertain those in the sports of Paragliding and Hang Gliding.

BHPA members receive an A4 printed copy of Skywings Magazine each month through the post, as part of their membership subscription package. If you're not a BHPA member you can still receive printed copies of Skywings each month by taking out a Skywings magazine subscription through the BHPA online shop.

You can also purchase printed back issues of skywings magazine through our on-line shop.

On trial – Skywings online!
Skywings On-lineStarting with the January 2015 edition of Skywings magazine, we are trialling an online version in addition to the printed version. A login will be published each month in the printed magazine to enable BHPA members to download Skywings as a pdf file or view it online as a 'page-turning' electronic magazine.

This is an add-on service, and the printed magazine will continue to be delivered each month to all BHPA members and Skywings subscribers.

This is very much a trial to evaluate the demand for electronic delivery, and to get a better idea of the issues that can arise when publishing a magazine electronically.

BHPA members can use the the login published in the relevant printed magazine and the following links to download Skywings as a pdf file or to view it online as a 'page-turning' electronic magazine.

Electronic copies of Skywings magazine with cover dates over six months old will be made freely available with no login required. The issues currently available on-line are listed below:

Skywings magazine page last updated: 11 February 2016


Advertising info and bookings
For full advertising information and online bookings please visit the Skywing Magazine website
Enquiries by e-mail: sales@skywingsmag.com

The Skywings Team
Skywings Director - Paul Dancey
email: paul-dancey@bhpa.co.uk

Editor - Joe Schofield
Tel: 01379 855021
email: skywings@bhpa.co.uk

Design and production - Colin Fargher
Tel: 020 7193 9133
email: colin@skywingsmag.com

Cartoonist - Kevin Pearson
email: info@kevinpearson.com
web site: www.kevinpearson.com

Print - Newman Thomson Ltd
One Jubilee Road, Victoria Industrial Estate, Burgess Hill, RH15 9TL, United kingdom
Tel: 01444 480700   Fax: 01444 480720
email: jane@newmanthomson.co.uk

Distribution queries
BHPA, 8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom
Tel: 0116 289 4316   Fax: 0116 289 8741
email: office@bhpa.co.uk

Skywings Classifieds

Last updated Sunday 13th March 2016

paragliders for sale

Mentor2 small perfect condition loft inspection all good orange\yellow rucksack unused manual £500 York area , telephone: 01759368209, e-mail


Full Kit: Ozone Buzz Z4 (ML85-105Kg) wing EN-B, Oxygen2 Medium harness, Gin yeti reserve, saucisse bag, Plusmax helmet. All under 25 hours flying. Great kit in great condition. S.London. £2,000. TEL: 07973 302410 E-MAIL

Complete kit, very light use. Advance Alpha 5 28 EN A (85-100Kg) under 30hrs, Advance Axess2Air Harness, Gin Yeti reserve, 2 helmets, Solario Vario, Skywatch. £2000 , telephone: 01437779933 , e-mail

Gin Carrera S Bright yellow. (75-95kg) ENB Beautiful and without nicks or patches. About 50 hours and never left sun-bathing, always concertined or stuff-sacked. £1000. Email TEL: 07860 123411

NOVA ION 3 size medium (90 -110kg) EN B, 6 months old, 15 hours. £1500. Call 07624 471514 / email

NOVA ARTAX L 100-130 auw.
<50hrs. Nova rucksack. Airbulle harness. Firebird RS2 reserve. ICOM T22a radio & headset. Brauniger IQComfort vario. Flightdeck. Complete kit to fly tomorrow! £900. TEL: 07900 495213 E-MAIL

Advance Epsilon 7 26 Gold, 2013, 75-95 kg, Shipping not included EN B/Solo PG, 10Hrs Excellent condition £995 , telephone: 07812166453 , e-mail

SKY CIMA Large 96-118Kg yellow/blue very good condition £490.00 Tel:07831116146 e-mail

Ozone Buzz Z4 Large. ENB
<50 Hours. Recent service (condition "Good"). Green/White/Blue. Saucisse packing bag, manual and spares (as supplied when new) all included. £1500 ONO. , telephone: 07813 060177 , e-mail

Ozone Alpina 2 ENC (MS) 75-95kg
Red & White New January 15 Max. 15 hours, Mint Condition Includes manual, inner bag, strap, stickers, Ozone rucksack Lovely glider Low price £1690 TEL: 07966153668 e-mail

Sky Atis 4 Medium 73-95kg. ENB
blue yellow 's' factory packed never opened cancelled order , Telephone: 077 92 52 55 58 , e-mail

Ozone Swift 2 medium 85-105kg, EN B,
red/orange/white. Never damaged or abused.Superb wing.£950. , telephone: +447884970552 , e-mail

Full kit: Nova Ion 3 Small (80 - 100kg auw),
Gin Verso reversible harness medium, Independence 22 reserve, Gin Flight deck - all unflown due to cycle injury. £2750 , telephone: 01623 883802 , e-mail

Firebird GRID mk2 Blue and White. Large.
VGC still crispy no rips plus new Firebird rucksack £500 ono.Plymouth, telephone: 01752 252825, e-mail

Reduced!!! Gin Bolero-3 Large 100-120kg;
Gingo Air Lite Harness- Large; Gin One G42 Reserve 100-130kg; Rucksack; Carbon seat; Ozone concertina bag. Bargain now reduced £1200. See: http://tinyurl.com/ , telephone: 07729299110 , e-mail

hang gliders for sale

Very reluctant sale of 2 year old Atos VRS. Shiny mylar sail. Less than 100 hours. Recent full strip-down service by Avian.See January 2014 Skywings for review and pictures of this ultimate wing for a lighter pilot.£9,950 [New price is now over £15,000 depending on the euro exchange rate.] Tel: 01300 458696 email

La Mouette Topless 1 or 2.
Also harness for tall slim build pilot, telephone: 07977374248, e-mail

Avian Java 155,
A pretty looking glider with good handling characteristics. Suite improving pilot. Includes 2 new uprights £500. Stirrup harness 5ft 10ish. 0136473255 S.Devon. , telephone: 0136473255 , e-mail

paramotors and powered hang gliders for sale

Lovely Flylight Dragonfly.
Bailey 175 engine with electric start, manual retracts, instruments. Can also include extras such as reserve chute and trailer. Please contact for full details & pics. , telephone: 07968246431 , e-mail

Adventure F3 Paramotor,
SkySystems Harness, Edel Securamax Reserve, Advenrture Elle Wing, One fairly careful owner from new - in 1997. This Paramotor is well used and has several scars, but is co, telephone: 07788788780 , e-mail

equipment for sale

RadioDJ175 used once £75 with charger and flytec vario 6015 never used £285 , telephone: 07737622336 , e-mail

Flytec vario 6015 , telephone: 07737622336 , e-mail

Microavionics PM-100 paramotor integral helmet, with visor and airdam. Paramotor remote PTT plus phone lead. As new condition. 10 months warranty left. £350 Ono. Call Stephen, telephone: 07785 503050, e-mail

HG streamline instrument pod fitted

with Brauniger IQ Competition/GPS plus Garmin 96C moving map and airspeed sensor. Basebar and upright mounts. Good condition throughout. £295 Rob 01832 205020 rob@, telephone: 01832205020, e-mail

Airworthiness status for hang gliders and paragliders

All advertisements displayed above for the sale of new or used hang gliders and paragliders should carry one of the three following clearly legible statements or no statement at all:

Hang gliders: BHPA, DHV, or HGMA Certification (depending on the certification authority) - In this case each model and size of glider advertised must have this certification.

Paragliders: DHV/EN/LTF/SHV Certification - The glider offered for sale has this certification and carries a verification label to that effect. The certification classification must be stated, e.g: EN A, Standard, LTF 1/2, etc.

Registered: The glider has been previously registered under the BHPA Airworthiness Scheme and carries a verification label to that effect. A new owner must apply to re-register it with the BHPA office.

NB. If no statement is displayed, it's implicit that no certification exists or no certification status information has been supplied for that particular glider or wing.