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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:43 am
by Fred Wilson
Updated Dec 30th 2011

A short and somewhat entertaining quiz on hang gliding. See: ... g-quiz.htm

Users guide to Flytec McCready speed to fly display

Hang Glider Bible

Great, great story about flying the Lancer 4 Hang Glider off Mt Swansea in Invermere in 1979 as a movie stunt.
Read: ... ncer-4.htm
Swansea above Invermere is the best of the best but Image Image - its a 700' vertical climb Image up a goat track from the parking lot... Image Image
- unless you can pool together with a few folks and get a cheapo Heli flight up. Image (Most common way) up now for us old folks.)

Swansea is in the middle of the range. Sth and W launches. Flyable in N, W, S winds.
Monster good XC site north and south up and down the valley. Its only because of the hoof up to launch that Savona is now rated #1 XC site in Canada now.
Awesome, awesome out and returns.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:02 pm
by Fred Wilson
1. Peter Bowle-Evans all time classic = good!!! article: TRUCKS!
Also at

2. Other Peter Bowle-Evans Articles.

Stay tuned: From Serge Lamarche today:
"I just met Brenda in town and she will send me more of Peter's articles to put up on - Apparently there are more available."

EVERYONE who knew him wrote:Peter: The Angels did not need to greet you at the Pearly Gates with a new pair of wings.
You already bought a pair with you, and the attitude to kick THEIR butts if they did a sloppy launch. Hope they were good and well prepared for you
!!! Goodbye old chum.

3. Wills Wing Articles About Hang Gliding & Paragliding

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:06 am
by siteguide
Update: The Oops List (Pics) See:

1. How to fly smart? Study the stupid mistakes all the rest of us have made:
SHGA (Los Angeles) accidents and Incidents:

2. Article on HG knee-hanger harnesses and how to get the most out of them: ... e%20hanger

3. Discussion of HG pod harnesses and the transition to them: ... e%20hanger

4. Weather Forecasts That Hang Gliders and Paragliders Use

5. 45 page Cloud Guide Book (Pdf)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:06 pm
by siteguide
GPS Tutorials.

FAI WXC Appoved Software for Online Contest Systems

A good GPS Manual can be found in the FlyTec 6030 Manual (PDF). It takes you right through from Basic Beginner level, right through to the most intense Expert Competition uses.

If you buy a 6030 (consistently THE #1 rated Flight Instrument for Hang Gliding and Paragliding) sourced through Steve Kroop (USA) at you get an excellent manual. A Much better Manual than the one from Flytec Switzerland which is free on their website for download.

Reference: "Enhanced/improved manuals are available to customers of our authorized dealers. To obtain Flytec USA documentation please submit a request along with your instrument serial number and the name of your dealer here."

Mac GPSdump page

Waypoint Planner: an easy way to make waypoints for comps by Tom Payne Moderator of the Paragliding Forum.

XC Planner :shock: Wow! :D - XC Planner is also Copyright © Tom Payne

SeeYou Tour (PC)

Russell Ogden on two line gliders, safety

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:04 pm
by Fred Wilson
Update: Mads Syndergaard mentioned he was writing a book on competition paragliding. It's out now:

Flying Rags for Glory: a Guide to Competition Paragliding at Exerpts are now posted for browsing.

A comprehensive discussion during the the 2012 Open Distance Nationals in Sun Valley, ID by Russell Ogden on two line gliders, safety, SIV, common fallacy's for initial inputs after collapses, flying modern gliders, the "kiss of death", parachutal stall, brake position, using B's and C's, speed bar use, passive vs. active inputs, using risers, flying in a pod harness, stabilo, certification of wings, dealing with cascades and a LOT more.


Thanks to:

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:47 pm
by Fred Wilson
Survol Magazine is just chugging along fine. See PDF's at:

Lots of great pics, cartoons, brush up on your French...

From the WCSC Forum:

Cloudsuck Updated March 19th, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:58 pm
by siteguide
NEW: ... FLYING.pdf

Update: A Beginners Introduction into Competition Soaring.

See article at:

Then read: ... aster.aspx

Soaring Techniques

Tnx to the Sail Plane Gurus.

Update: Read: Cross Country Coaching Manuals a good way to while away those winter blues.

Cross Country Clinic Course Outline

Update: Cross Country Paragliding Competitions by Tom Payne: How to Get a Perfect Start

Update: Cross Country Paragliding Competitions by Tom Payne: Tactics

Update: Cross Country Paragliding Competitions by Tom Payne: A Task Setting Philosophy

Cross Country Safety Safety Tips for our favorite pastime. Includes: Competition and XC Planning Tips

Update: Best Glide and Speed to Fly for Paraglider Pilots

Update: Speed to Fly and the McReady Theory

Update: The Bottom Line On Speed-To-Fly for Hang Gliders and Paragliders

Dennis Pagen and avoiding the storms in flight

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:16 am
by siteguide
Dennis Pagen and avoiding the storms in flight

Dennis was in Tolmin this summer, where he was kindly asked him to give us a bit of knowledge he shared with the world already trough his books. Quite a lot PG pilots came as well to listen to this. There was a lot of people asking about it all around the globe so I decide to film it and share it on youtube. First my idea was to make it live web cast on internet which it would be possible with Nokia N8 but it would be just live at this very moment, now it is on internet and so in your video library where you can look when ever you want :) About 50 minutes video is set to 6 parts so start with the first one :) (The content of this is going to be also in new book of Dennis "Understanding the

More Video segments of his presentation continue here:
From ... ms-in.html