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What Hugh saw...

I was out for a walk late this afternoon at Beachy head and within the space of 10 minutes saw one pilot top land two metres away from a 3 year old and his family on the footpath (after nearly landing on another walker), then saw another pilot get a low collapse through poor pitch control / very old glider and get dragged, reserve out, across the top. Both were fine, and understood what had happened after talking to them, but this just wasn't the place to be practising low level soaring with so many walkers and young families around. Either incident could have been very serious.

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Finsterwalder buckles with red push button release.

See attached pdf. Several harness brands could be affected.

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Skywalk brake handles

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Hang-gliding harnesses with back plates

Ref. no.: FSC.SC13 British Hang Gliding Date: 02/2016 Pages: 1 (Pink) and Paragliding Association Ltd
8 Merus Court
Meridian Business Park Leicester
LE19 1RJ
Tel: 0116 2894 316 Fax: 0116 289 8741 www.bhpa.co.uk
SAFETY ADVISORY
Issued by Angus Pinkerton - Chairman of the Flying & Safety Committee 15 February, 2016.
All Paraglider Pilots must READ, DIGEST AND TAKE ACTION on the contents of this Notice and keep it for future reference.
This notice will remain available on the BHPA website and in the Technical manual.

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Unsheathed upper cascade lines.

Ref. no.: FSC.SC12 British Hang Gliding Date: 02/2016 Pages: 1 (Pink) and Paragliding Association Ltd
8 Merus Court
Meridian Business Park Leicester
LE19 1RJ
Tel: 0116 2894 316 Fax: 0116 289 8741 www.bhpa.co.uk

SAFETY ADVISORY

Issued by Angus Pinkerton - Chairman of the Flying & Safety Committee 15 February, 2016.

All Paraglider Pilots must READ, DIGEST AND TAKE ACTION on the contents of this Notice and keep it for future reference.
This notice will remain available on the BHPA website and in the Technical manual.

Unsheathed upper cascade lines.

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Austrialpin Cobra buckles safety notice

Seems I forgot to post this here, just on wastebook:

http://downloads.austrialpin.at/Safety_notice_2016_EN.pdf