Nice visit to Swanage

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
22 Jan 2017
Takeoff site: 

First time flying out to the Old Harry rocks & to the Ulwell Gap

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Flight theory and instruments - pilot lecture 3

26 Jan 2017 - 19:30
26 Jan 2017 - 22:00

This will be held at Glynde Social club

Induction for new pilots 7.30 pm to 8pm

Then from 8pm

The final section of the pilot exam lectures. For this part you should:
• be able to explain in detail how a wing creates lift, including the relevance of venturi tubes and Bernoulli's
• be able to define and use terms such as chord line, angle of attack, aspect ratio, centre of pressure,
• be able to describe the aerodynamics of the stall
• be able to simply describe factors affecting stability in pitch, roll and yaw

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Quick Out safety notice - Don't be an idiot...

Quick‐Out carabiner safety notice ‐ 7. December 2016

Dear customers,

On 15 November 2016, the faulty assembly of a Quick‐Out carabiner lead to its accidental opening. The pilot had dismounted both of the Quick‐Out's release buttons and later re‐installed them in swapped positions.

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Latest BHPA Club Bulletin

December 2016 now available - Click here for a complete list

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Paragliding Shoulder Pain Survey

I've received this this afternoon - if you can help them, please do:

Subject: Paragliding Shoulder Pain Survey

Dear all,

SHG Bash

A big thanks to Andraus and his team for the great food.
Stars came out about 8 pm and the fire was great.
Thanks to all those that came and a big thankyou to all that helped with the marquee etc.
Special thanks to Catherine and Gary, also Mark for his firemaking.

Party Postponed until 10-9-2016

Start: 10 Sep 2016 - 17:00
End: 11 Sep 2016 - 13:00
To those planning to attend the SHGC bash this weekend, it is being postponed for one week due to the rain and gusty winds forecast for Saturday evening. The Summer Bash will now be taking place on Saturday 10th September, from 5pm onwards. There will still be a hog roast, beer, plenty of space for camping and the all important roaring fire.

Andreus will cook us fabulous food. Mark will stoke the fire, tunes will be played, beer and wine drunk on a balmy Autumn evening.