13:25 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 01:27 : N; 15-20mph. First flight with the Myth 3 harness, Flew to the beacon twice. Top landed. Need to move foot plate back a couple of inches.
24 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 65h 22m
14:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:06 : N; Started raining so had to get enough height for a top landing. Top landed ok.
12:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:10 : N; 15-20 mph. Rough air. Got busy so top landed.
23 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 65h 06m
13:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:26 : N; 15-20mph. Similar to earlier flight. Top landed as it felt like wind was dropping off.
12:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:27 : N; 15-20mph. November thermals. Reasonable climbs, but thermals rough and punchy. Top landed.
10 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 64h 13m
14:15 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 00:21 : NW; but strength dropping off from earlier. Lots of traffic over the pub. Hard to see with low sun, so top landed. Landing field was obstructed with glider and a family and I stalled a wing trying to dodge. Somehow got glider back into wind, skidded across ground, flared, tapped a tree and landed.
12:00 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 01:15 : NW, strong to start with. Everyone flying the pub hill so I ventured along to Truleigh and spent most of my flight clear of traffic. Good top landing in the paddock.
29 Sep 2013 Total Hours: 62h 37m
12:30 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 00:16 : ENE; 15-19 mph. Launched. Not much lift for wind strength. Watched a rigid fly straight down to the bottom landing where he impacted the ground hard. Flew down to bottom landing field to find pilot unconscious.
27 Sep 2013 Total Hours: 62h 21m
16:00 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 00:36 : ENE; 15mph. Worked small thermals to almost 1000ft ATO. Thermalled with Matt. Explored the ridge then top landed.
14:05 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 00:19 : ENE; strong when took off, but then flew to adjacent bowl to allow Paul to take-off. Got stuck and ended up bottom landing.
10 Sep 2013 Total Hours: 61h 26m
18:15 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 01:00 : NW-WNW; gusty (10-22mph) and rough below 300ft ATO. Smoothed out higher. Top landed in paddock as the sun began to set.
31 Aug 2013 Total Hours: 60h 26m
12:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:18 : NNW-N; Small undefined thermals making it hard to climb. Lift dropped off so top landed.
1 Jun 2013 Total Hours: 60h 08m
13:00 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 00:18 : NW; got weak almost as soon as I took off. Bottom landed avoiding the crop again.
31 May 2013 Total Hours: 59h 50m
16:30 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 01:03 : NNW 10-15 mph. Thermic. Made it to Truleigh Hill, but didn't get much above ridge height. Came back to a sky full of paragliders. Struggled to get enough height for a top landing so ultimately landed at the bottom.
25 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 47m
13:30 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 00:13 : NW, 5-15 mph. Thermic cycles. Launched into a cycle. Thermalled for a while, flew with a buzzard, then top landed when the lift cycle stopped.
10:30 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:11 : NNE-N, and the wind dropping. Maintained for a while then had to bottom land.
23 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 23m
19:30 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 00:03 : A quick top to bottom after a storm passes overhead.
12 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 20m
14:45 Winch Launch : Mendlesham : Sting 3:168 : 00:08 : Still windy; 10-15 mph but wind smoother. Full tow to 1000 feet. Broken thermals with sharp edges. Managed to dip in and out of a thermal maintaining 500feet until landing 1.6 km from launch.
13:15 Winch Launch : Mendlesham : Sting 3:168 : 00:03 : Windy launch; 10-15 mph. A little crosswind. Opted to release half way up on tow fearing weak link or cable snap. Missed right upright when landing which made for an interesting landing approach.
2 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 09m
20:15 Aerotow : Sywell Airfield : Sting 3:168 : 00:08 : 50:50 bridle moved 2 inches forwards. Sun setting. Bar pressure reduced but still high (no VG on this time). Tow to 1500ft.
19:15 Aerotow : Sywell Airfield : Sting 3:168 : 00:21 : Flight with a 50:50 bridle attached to the base of king-post. Still high bar pressure. Tow to 3000ft.
20 Apr 2013 Total Hours: 57h 40m
12:30 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 00:05 : With a risk of a sea breeze, it was time for a quick top to bottom. Made a little more interesting with an uphill, downwind landing!
29 Mar 2013 Total Hours: 57h 35m
12:40 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 01:10 : Cold with occasional thermals ato around 700ft. School soaring flights and top landing through the gate
15 Mar 2013
Article discussing amendments to the BHPA Aerotowing procedures.
1 Mar 2013 Total Hours: 56h 25m
15:15 Hill Launch : Bo Peep : Sting 3:168 : 01:00 : Difficult conditions on take-off - 15-20 mph NE, waited for lull then launched. Wind increased and reports that it was gusting to 36 mph on launch. Decided on bottom landing for safety.