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AustrialAlpin buckle warning
posted by paul
on Sun 14 Feb 12:10


A safety warning has been released regarding the AustrialAlpin Cobra harness buckle that is widely used on hang glider, paraglider and paramotor harness types from many different manufacturers.

Some buckles have been identified in which the the rivets have not been closed; the release clips may detach with potentially very serious consequences. All pilots should examine the buckles on their harnesses at the first opportunity.

If these are of...

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New Club Committee
posted by paul
on Sun 14 Feb 10:15


A ballot was held at last night's SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club AGM and the following members were elected to serve as Directors of the company, and form the Club's Executive Committee for 2016/17:

Mark Cousins
Paul Dancey
Charlie Fryer
Pete Gallagher
Andy Hasler
Steve Mackintosh
Steve Millson
Mark Pearson
James Price
Dave Tregaskis
Christopher White
Paul Wilkinson

Following the AGM, there was a brief meeting of the new...

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Club AGM - candidates standing for election
posted by paul
on Tue 2 Feb 20:27


The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club Ltd

The following candidates will be standing for election as directors of the SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club Ltd at the club's 2016 Annual General Meeting, which as previously announced will be held on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 6.00pm at Parc Bryn Bach, NP22 3AY, just off the A465 Heads of the Valleys...

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Recent Club Mailings


14/02/2016
Cymfly - SEWHGPGC E-News - 14 February 2016
  AustrialAlpin buckle warning A safety warning has been released regarding the AustrialAlpin Cobra harness buckle that is widely used on hang glider, paraglider and paramotor harness types from many different manufacturers. Some buckles have ... ....



02/02/2016
Cymfly - SEWHGPGC E-News - 2 February 2016
  The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club Ltd The following candidates will be standing for election as directors of the SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club Ltd at the club's 2016 Annual General Meeting, which as previously announced will be held on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 6.00pm at Parc ... ....



21/01/2016
Cymfly - SEWHGPGC E-News - 21 January 2016
Club AGM & Parachute Repack The next Annual General Meeting of the SE Wales Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club will be held on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 6.00pm at Parc Bryn Bach, NP22 3AY, just off the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road. ....



06/01/2016
Cymfly - SEWHGPGC E-News - January 2016 Update
Welsh Assembly Petition for a statutory right of access to the countryside and water for responsible recreational activities In October last year the club, the Welsh Free Flight Federation and the BHPA submitted detailed responses to the Welsh Government's consultation on "improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation", and at the same time encouraged members to also ... ....



18/12/2015
Cymfly - SEWHGPGC E-News - December 2015
   BHPA Safety Advisory - Fuel Tanks - 14 December 2015 The BHPA has just issued a Safety Advisory regarding paramotor fuel tanks. Two cases of compromised paramotor fuel tanks have been reported. The first was where the tank had ... ....


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14/02/2016
BHPA E-News - 14 February 2016 Update
Skywings E-news Update A safety warning has been released regarding the AustrialAlpin Cobra harness buckle that is widely used on hang glider, paraglider and paramotor harness types from many different manufacturers. Some buckles have been identified in which the the rivets have not been closed; the release clips may detach with potentially very serious consequences. All pilots should examine the buckles on their harnesses at ... ....


Hang Gliding and Paragliding in SE Wales

if you‘ve ever watched hang gliders and paragliders soaring effortless overhead, and yearned to join them, you‘ve come to the right place.

The South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club web site is packed with information about hang gliding, paragliding and paramotoring, and the Free Flight (vol libre en français) scene in Wales and the rest of the UK.

Read how the sport began in America and Australia, and then spread to Wales, the UK, and Europe.
See how modern day hang gliders and paragliders have turned the dream of Icarus into reality.

So come on in, and find out more about the world of hang gliding & paragliding.

Robin Holtham flying Merthyr
See how easy it is to learn to fly a modern hang glider or paraglider (delta ou parapente en français) at a British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) registered school.

Read how experienced hang glider and paraglider pilots can today use their wings to climb up to 4 miles (6.4 Km) high, and cover distances in excess of 300 miles (482 Km), with no power save the movement of the atmosphere.

Check out the flying sites of South East Wales, some of the best hang gliding and paragliding sites in Wales and the UK.

You can also visit our Photo Gallery for a closer look at hang gliders and paragliders in action over the Welsh and UK countryside, or take a look at the latest issue of the Club‘s colourful online magazine Dragonfly issue 12 Feb 2014.
Sean Myles gets ready to take-off

When you‘ve been flying your hang glider or paraglider for a while, and gained the necessary experience, you may wish to consider adding an engine to your wing.

Most UK hang gliding and paragliding schools have experience of powered hang gliders (PHG) or powered paragliders (PPG or paramotors), and can help you gain the additional flying skills required, and advice on the most appropriate kit to purchase.

The South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club has 19 flying sites.

Eight of these are "Open" and can be flown by any suitably qualified and insured hang glider or paraglider pilot, the remainder are "Members Only".

Visiting pilots are welcome on any of our "Open" sites provided they meet the minimum rating requirement for that site and carry adequate third party insurance. UK pilots must be members of the BHPA.

Unless otherwise stated in the SE Wales Sites Guide, our "Members Only" sites can only be flown by members of the SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.

The majority of our "Members Only" sites can also be flown by members of the Welsh Free Flight Federation, please see the SE Wales Sites Guide for further information.

SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club members can enter cross country flights in the SE Wales XC League, and can also keep up to date with events, competitions and late breaking sites news by subscribing to the Club Mailing List (Cymfly).

The Club also hosts the South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Forums and Shout Box, serving pilots living and/or flying in South Wales. You can use our "Shout Box" and Forums to link up with fellow pilots, to seek advice about sites or flying kit, or to post details of your latest flight. If you can access twitter on your mobile phone you can also post flying info from the hill in seconds so that those following the Club on Twitter will know where to go. Your tweets will also appear on this page.

A full list of major events and competitions taking place in SE Wales and elsewhere at home and abroad can be found in our event and competition calendars. If you‘re looking for a bargain, or want to sell surplus flying kit, check out the SE Wales Classifieds.
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