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Thames Valley Parachute Repacking Session

26 Mar 2017 - 09:00
26 Mar 2017 - 17:00

The TVHGC's Big Fat Repack will open doors at 0900 on the 26th March, at
the Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading

This year we shall have two zip wires to reduce queuing times; and the
repacks are organised by reserve type, to make the task easier, quicker and
more focussed on your particular reserve.

In addition to the usual "how to reply and repack your reserve" and the
first aid talks, we shall have some extra talks on incident management,
reporting and reinforcing a culture of safety, as well as the direct
contribution of Air Ambulance pilots and Medics.

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Dyke XC, playing with sea breeze front convergence

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
7 Mar 2017
Takeoff site: 
Devils Dyke
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Coaching evening for newer pilots

30 Mar 2017 - 19:30
30 Mar 2017 - 22:00

7.30 to 8 will be induction for new members and this will be followed at 8 pm with the coaching evening.

Mainly for newer pilots ( or anyone who wants to turn up - but geared for lower air time). Essentially its an open question evening so you can ask what you like about paragliding and I will do my best to come up with some sensible answers. Anything in particular you want covered let me know. But I will be going over these areas:

Thermalling for beginners.
Getting ready for spring after the winter break
Choosing your site - RASP, weather etc.

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Latest BHPA Club Bulletin

February 2017 now available - Click here for a complete list
Also latest Instructor and Coach newsletter on the same page.

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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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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.