November 5th 2010
BHPA e-News A round-up of recent news items from the Skywings Team Midwinter uplift! More details on the Midwinter Uplift paragliding celebration in Shrewsbury on Saturday December 4th. The event, sponsored by XC Magazine and the Long Mynd Soaring Club in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance, features adventure, acro and XC films including Jocky Sanderson‘s Security in Flight 2 and John Silvester‘s Birdman of the Karakorum, plus Path of the Condor, Adrenaline and Turbulence and a Pimple Quee ...Continue Reading
August 15th 2009
BHPA e-News BHPA e-News A round-up of recent news items from the Skywings Team Mid-air collision On Saturday 9th August there was a mid air collision between two paraglider pilots at the BCC on Long Mynd. As a result, Stephen Allen from SE Wales Club and Dennis Wray from the Dales club impacted the ground hard. First aiders attended, and the air ambulance was called. Both pilots received emergency attention at the scene, and were then taken away. Sadly Steve Allen passed aw ...Continue Reading
July 1st 2009
BHPA e-News A round-up of recent news items from the Skywings Team Karen Skinner: three new paramotor records British paramotor pilot Karen Skinner set three new world records at the recent Flypa Festival in Teneriffe. On May 1st she beat the women‘s altitude record of 4,030m and set a new 3,000m time-to-climb record of 29 minutes on her PAP/Advance Epsilon 6 outfit. The following day she set a 15/25km speed record of 54km/h. Two weeks later Karen won the final task at the Spanish paramo ...Continue Reading
April 16th 2009
World's first jet paramotor!' Mark Leavesley of Leavesley Aviation is to be the test pilot for a new turbine-powered paramotor project. The unit will be designed and built by British Aerospace CAD expert Terry Lane and Aston Martin engineer Gary Crosby, both former collaborators with Mark in award-winning turbine model work. The engine selected is AMT’s Titan model that produces 40kg of thrust yet weighs only 4.6kg. AMT are sponsoring the project along with Blueye Eyewear. Mark will use an Aircros ...Continue Reading
October 19th 2008
NEC show A reminder that the Sport and Light Aviation Show takes place at the NEC on November 29th and 30th. Free flight importers and dealers booked as we go to press include Airways, Bailey Aviation, Flylight, Northern Paragliding, ParAvion and UK Airsports. There will be a presence from the various airsports' governing bodies: the BHPA, BMAA, BGA, LAA and CAA; also the BHPA Simulator, plus Cross Country International, Today's Pilot, Extreme Kites, Onrisk and Airsports Insurance. An ...Continue Reading
June 27th 2008
Stolen tandem Stolen in Acton, West London on 23rd June: an Ozone Magnum tandem (#MAG-H-220-001), mainly yellow with orange, white and grey flashes. Also a lightweight silver full face helmet, Sky Systems SAS2 harness and an old (c. 1990) harness in day-glo pink, yellow and purple. Any information to Ian Merrylees on 07929 710964, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety Notice from Gin Gliders As written in the owner's manual, the competition models (Boomerang Sport and Boomerang) should be re ...Continue Reading
June 16th 2008
Temporary Airspace Restrictions 7 - 14 July 2008 RAF Fairford will once again be hosting the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIATT) from the 7 - 14 July. With some 400 aircraft attending, temporary airspace restrictions will be in place for the duration of the event. Full details of the airspace restrictions in force during this event are available for download as a pdf file (2.4mb approx) from the BHPA web site at: www.bhpa.co.uk/pdf/brzntn-3.pdf The 2008 CAA Mode S Phase 2 Transpo ...Continue Reading
May 22nd 2008
CAA Mode S Phase 2 Transponder Consultation - May 2008 BHPA Draft Response The BHPA Airspace Panel's draft response to the CAA Mode S Phase 2 Transponder Consultation is now available for download at: www.bhpa.co.uk/pdf/BHPA_Draft_Response_May_2008.pdf. Please use this to aid you when responding to this CAA Consultation. A summary document is also available on our web site, and provides the background to this important consultation. This runs through the pros and cons of e ...Continue Reading
May 7th 2008
BHPA e-News Message British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association e-News CAA Mode S Phase 2 Transponder Consultation April 08 As BHPA members will know, the CAA has issued a new set of consultation proposals for Mode S transponder usage, requiring a response by 31 May. These can be viewed at www.caa.co.uk. Click on ‘Mode S’ and follow the links. Individual BHPA club secretaries should also all have received CD's direct from the CAA detailing the proposals. Most members will recall th ...Continue Reading
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