Skywings news items are available for the following publication years:
Skywings news items published in 2020 are displayed below.
All non archived Skywings news items can also be searched by post date or headline (title).
If you're looking for Skywings news items published before 2023, please visit our archived news pages.
There are 58 news items for 2020 in our database.
Skywings News - 2020
Dan Burton’s trike OLC win
Well-known trike and paramotor pilot Dan Burton won the trike category of the online 2019 XC Contest after a busy flying season. Although several leading pilots had submitted flights of over 350km during the year, on December 28th Dan was in second place, needing 324km to overtake Czech pilot Martin Lexa.
Early on the 29th Dan flew for seven and a half hours in challenging conditions to record a 326km triangle and take the top spot with 6,878 points over six flights - all FAI triangles.
His route from Topsham near Exeter took him west against a strong headwind to Start Point in South Devon, north to Martinhoe on the North Devon coast, and to Frampton near Dorchester before punching the headwind again for home.
Dan landed his Fresh Breeze Bullix 4T/Gin Falcon 34 combo with four litres of fuel remaining; his average groundspeed had been 43.13km/h. Dan also finished third in the Open Class ranking against more than 400 pilots worldwide.
Posted: 29 January 2020
Changes to Farnborough Airspace
In June 2015, Farnborough Airport submitted a formal airspace change proposal to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and as a result the CAA have now issued an Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC)regarding changes to Farnborough Airspace that will be implemented on the 27 February 2020.
Posted: 26 January 2020
last updated: 18 November 2023
Visiting Overseas Hang Gliding & Paragliding Pilots please read this...