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Winter Blues Reading Material - Updated Jan 22, 2013

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:56 pm
by siteguide

Re: Winter Blues Reading Material - Updated Dec 22, 2012

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:03 am
by Fred Wilson

Terry Stubbs Fulfilment Part 1 - Youtube Video Presentation.

See: ... 313d21ecc1

Wes Adams Live Your Life - Fulfilment Part 2 - Youtube Hang Gliding Video Presentation.

Re: Winter Blues Reading Material - Updated Dec 22, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:31 pm
by Fred Wilson
Updated Dec 22nd, 2013

Tips for Competition Flying

A new book is out: Cross Country Flying by Burkhard Martens!
Available now at ... 504C7.aspx

The very latest in cross country flying techniques from Burkhard Martens, author of the international best-seller Thermal Flying.

Published in May 2013 Cross Country Flying includes chapters and information on:
Pre-flight planning, route-planning and how to use technology to maximise your flight
Online contest rules and tactics
Cross country for novices
Weather, thermalling and understanding best glide or:
Understanding best glide and McReady
Need to know essentials: best time to launch, inversions, convergence, crossing valleys, dolphin-flying, tactics, valley winds and more
How to fly the mountains
A special chapter on flatland flying
In-depth interviews with experts, including Chrigel Maurer, Jocky Sanderson, Ewa Wisnierska and more

Cross Country Flying also includes detailed information on how to fly some of the best XC sites in the Alps, including:
Fiesch and the Wallis Valley
Fanas in Switzerland
Pinzgau in Austria
Speikboden in Italy
Greifenburg in Austria
Annecy in France

A third section includes in-depth interviews with some of the world's most experienced pilots:
Chrigel Maurer
Jocky Sanderson
Torsten Hahne
Mads Syndergaard
Karel Vejchodsky
Helmut Eichholzer
Ewa Wisnierska

A fourth section includes photo essays on these international flying sites:
Quixada, Brazil
Manilla, Australia
Iquique, Chile
De Aar, South Africa
Rift Valley, Kenya
Piedrahita, Spain

The book is hardback, has more than 500 illustrations and is 242 pages long.

Cross Country Flying is aimed at pilots who can already thermal and want to progress on to flying XC, as well as those pilots who already fly XC but want to know more and get better.
It features a wealth of information, all of which is aimed at making you a better, more informed pilot, capable of flying further and longer than ever before.

Illustrated throughout with full-page photographs and easy-to-understand simple diagrams, the book is an ideal companion to Thermal Flying, and is a must-have for any pilot serious about learning to fly XC and go far.

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Flytec (Bräuniger) Tips of the Week - List of Articles

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:29 am
by Fred Wilson
Flytec (Bräuniger) Tips of the Week - List of Articles.

- A List of all known Flytec (Bräuniger) Tip Articles.


This series of articles will be of particular interest to owners of the 6000 series Flytec Flight Instruments
and to their counterparts in Bräuniger Instruments.
- as well as to most if not all pilots who are seriously addicted to Cross Country Flying and / or Competitions.

The VAST majority of these articles were written by Steve Kroop of Flytec USA:
The remainder were contributed by pilots in our sports who are happy to share their expertise with these instruments.

This Forum Thread is updated each and every day a new "Tips" Article comes out. So stay tuned!

Apologies. But all Tips Articles are in the English Language ONLY for the time being:
- that is, until foreign language version links are provided to us (at which time we will happily add these as well.)

FYI #1:
Flytec and Bräuniger are identical companies. Flytec bought out Bräuniger circa Oct 2006.

The Flytec (Bräuniger) Tips of the Week series of articles includes a Flytec / Bräuniger Cross Reference Chart.

FYI #2:
The Flytec (Bräuniger) Tips of the Week post is duplicated on Hang Gliding's OzReport Forum at:

However, the OzReport Forum recently had to switch to be a "Members Only" readable forum as a countermeasure to SPAM/Robots.
OzReport Forum membership is free and you are welcome and are encouraged to join this forum which is more Competition Focused.

- The other major Forum in the English Hang Gliding Community is:
- which has a broader / more general flying focus. Again, Forum membership is free and you are welcome and are encouraged to join.

Thanks from yet another happy Flytec owner.
Fred Wilson, Canada.

Re: Winter Blues Reading Material - Updated Dec 22, 2013

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:44 pm
by Fred Wilson
From Dennis Turner‎:
via the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Assoc. of Canada (HPAC) FB:

A short vid for all that is suffering winter blues. Come on spring!

Hang Gliding in the Kootenays of Beautiful British Columbia + Sicamous.

Power Launches 17,777 views 14 Dec 2014

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:43 pm
by Fred Wilson
Power Launch Articles, Pictures and Videos


The first article is about a World Class Launch by a young lady launching in Gnarly Air at Borah. Manilla NZW Oz.

XC Magazine's Tuesday Tips Articles List. + Flytec Tips of the Week + Event Management Support

Winter Blues Reading Material

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:01 pm
by Fred Wilson
HG Emergency Procedures - Cloud Suck

PG: An Idiots Guide to Escaping Cu Nim Cloudsuck

Best Hang Gliding Lyrics Ever?

More at:

Do a little digging to find the song and artist, then buy it! K?

I drew a picture of a pair of wings
Because I want to fly
Mother asked me to explain
I said that I would try

But I had a dream the other night about flying
And the man who was teachin' me was crying
He said that fewer people were trying
And the art of really flying
Was dying

la la la la la la la
la la la la la

la la la la la la la
la la la la la

She said it was the strangest thing
That she had had ever heard
A man can only be a man
He cannot be a bird

That's not really true I tried to tell her
The search for love is so to find an answer
You gotta think so high you're floating like a feather
But you have to learn to leave your head

Just spead your wings and fly away
Up into the wind
Above the trees
You glide with ease
'Round and back again

Father can't you hear me?
I bid you take my hand, yeah
Dyin's a part of livin'
But I know you'd understand

And all he did was walk away and leave me, yeah
And I saw in his eyes, he said 'it cannot be!'

He suddenly was in the world of fantasy
How can I tell him this is my reality?

Just spread your wings and fly away
Up into the wind, yeah
Above the trees you glide away
'Round and back again

la la la la la la la
la la la la la

la la la la la la la
la la la la la

I drew a picture of a pair of wings
Because I want to fly

On-Line Games for the young at heart

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:57 pm
by Fred Wilson
For the Young At Heart. Hang Gliding & Paragliding On-Line Games for the young at heart:

(Ok, for you'se PGers still iggi nor ant of what we're all about:...)
1. Educate Yourself first
2. Learn Hang Gliding OnLine.

For those Prang Danglers racist anti Jellyfish types:
1. Educate Yourself
3. Learn Paragliding On-Line.

For those that can't stand both: Learn Airplane Flying / Combat On-Line! :evil: :lol:

For those that love everything flight: Earth Google Flight Simulator.

1. Thermaling a Paraglider (No English option. Click arrows to proceed.)
2. ParaglidingEarth Competition Simulation Game and PG Forum Upgrades and User Guide Tips.
3. Para Jumper
4. Build your own Paraglider hmmm lost the url
5. Parachute Plunder
6. Parachute Retro
7. Far Cry 2 (small part of this online game)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Hang Gliding:
1. Visual Approach - Flavours of Flight: Hang-Gliding Flight Sim
2. Learn to Fly
3. Strawberry Blasted Sky Glide
4. Abba the Fox
5. Canyon Glider
6. Hang-Glider Dude 1
7. Flight Club
8. Hang Glider interactive word game.
9. High Flyer
10. Flying Puppy
11. HangSim Demo
12. HangFly.
PC exe Hang Gliding Game Downloads.

Collect Balloons in a hang glider (Video, Under development info)

Watch for new posts to this old thread at

More Kids Stuff:
1. Albatross
2. Facebook GameNinja
3. Wind Kite
4. Park my Plane
5. Pengine games
6. Puppy Hang Glider Flying
7. Balloon Games for Girls
8. Paraglide Girl Dress Up
9. Parachute Plunder

Still on the hunt for one of my favorites: Paraglider Swat

ProFlightSimulator claims to be the most realistic flight simulator around. Promises Free lifetime upgrades.

Animimated illustration showing the wingbeats of five different flying species: