WNW 5 mph; my very first flight on a paraglider - flying Tandem with Luke. A very short but enjoyable sled ride to the bottom landing field.
29 Oct 2017 Total Hours: 93h 51m
11:33 Hill Launch : Firle : U2 160 : 01:03 : N-NNE 15-20mph gusting; overcast with some thermal activity. Top landed and almost got caught out by the wind strength on landing with the glider travelling backwards across the ground towards the barbed wire fence.
15 Oct 2017 Total Hours: 92h 48m
12:30 Hill Launch : Mount Caburn : U2 160 : 00:27 : 10-15 mph; SSW, Overcast with weak thermals. Sun broke through towards end of flight. I wasn't really in the mood for flying today, but when my glider was dragged half way up Mount Caburn by a fellow pilot I felt compelled to fly it. Not a great flight, but great to be back in the air after my previous accident.
2 Sep 2017 Total Hours: 92h 21m
11:00 Service : : U2 160 : 00:00 : Glider Service report following crash and replacement of both uprights and the installation of a fin ready for aerotowing.
13 Aug 2017 Total Hours: 92h 21m
12:00 Winch Launch : Mendlesham : U2 160 : 00:01 : A cross wind take-off and I pop the nose; the left wing stalls and a lock-out starts. I almost recover but run out of air and crash into the ground.
1 Jul 2017 Total Hours: 92h 20m
09:45 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : U2 160 : 00:30 : Arrived early to avoid the crowds and to get the best of the wind. By 09:30 the sky was overcast with a 10-15mph wind coming from the nw. Some thermals available. Top landed in the large field next to the Paddock.
18 Jun 2017 Total Hours: 91h 50m
15:30 Aerotow : Plumpton Aerotow : U2 160 : 00:22 : Sea breeze well established (S 5-10 mph); tried a tow with 2/3 VG on and knees forward on tow. Much less yaw oscillation and a full tow to release point.
11:45 Aerotow : Plumpton Aerotow : U2 160 : 00:17 : South 2-3 mph; Started a yaw oscillation; got it under control a few times before it developed again. Released early when getting out of shape when the tug dived the right. Managed some gentle climbs in thermals and landed ok.
10 Apr 2017 Total Hours: 91h 11m
11:30 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : U2 160 : 00:39 : NNW 15-20mph - spring like thermals; wind dropped throughout morning. Flew to Truleigh Hill then returned to scratchy conditions. Eventually bottom landed and was joined by various others shortly afterwards.
2 Mar 2017 Total Hours: 90h 32m
00:00 Service : : : 00:00 : Emergency chute annual re-pack at The Loft.