Flying Diary - ALL

7 Sep 2019 Total Hours: 96h 29m
5 May 2019 Total Hours: 95h 58m
12 Apr 2019 Total Hours: 95h 26m
7 Oct 2018 Total Hours: 95h 26m
5 Sep 2018 Total Hours: 95h 04m
7 Feb 2018 Total Hours: 95h 00m
9 Dec 2017

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
15 Oct 2017 Total Hours: 92h 48m
2 Sep 2017 Total Hours: 92h 21m
13 Aug 2017 Total Hours: 92h 21m
1 Jul 2017 Total Hours: 92h 20m
18 Jun 2017 Total Hours: 91h 50m
10 Apr 2017 Total Hours: 91h 11m
2 Mar 2017 Total Hours: 90h 32m
13 Nov 2016 Total Hours: 90h 32m
5 Nov 2016 Total Hours: 88h 07m
11 Oct 2016 Total Hours: 87h 26m
7 Oct 2016

Aerotow demonstration at the Ringmer Gliding Club (East Sussex Gliding Club)

2 Oct 2016 Total Hours: 87h 26m
18 Sep 2016 Total Hours: 86h 15m
3 Sep 2016 Total Hours: 86h 12m
14 May 2016 Total Hours: 85h 34m
24 Apr 2016 Total Hours: 85h 28m
17 Apr 2016

Arrived with the intent to fly, but with the light winds and the skies periodically flooding with paragliders, I opted not to fly today. So, the glider was rigged and de-rigged without flying.

16 Apr 2016 Total Hours: 84h 07m
20 Mar 2016 Total Hours: 83h 27m
15 Mar 2016 Total Hours: 82h 26m
24 Oct 2015

New custom hang strap fitted to my U2.

26 Sep 2015 Total Hours: 80h 40m
27 Jun 2015 Total Hours: 80h 25m
25 May 2015 Total Hours: 80h 20m
16 May 2015 Total Hours: 79h 47m
10 May 2015

A quick trip to Newhaven to nose around and check out the site with a view to flying it later in the year!

30 Apr 2015 Total Hours: 78h 04m
19 Apr 2015 Total Hours: 78h 04m
24 Jan 2015 Total Hours: 77h 04m
18 Jan 2015 Total Hours: 76h 26m
5 Dec 2014 Total Hours: 74h 46m
21 Sep 2014 Total Hours: 74h 01m
13 Sep 2014 Total Hours: 73h 25m
23 Aug 2014

A long trip to Sennen Cove to meet Graham Phipps and to collect my new U2 160!

15 Jun 2014

I didn't get my mind into the right place today, so assisted and watched others and opted not to fly.

14 Jun 2014 Total Hours: 70h 38m
8 Jun 2014 Total Hours: 70h 18m
17 May 2014

I visit Avian to get my glider repaired and while there catch a glimpse of a new glider being developed! Oh, and I ordered a new U2 160 from Wills Wing!

23 Mar 2014 Total Hours: 69h 59m
16 Mar 2014 Total Hours: 69h 04m
15 Mar 2014 Total Hours: 68h 15m
30 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 66h 49m
24 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 65h 22m
23 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 65h 06m
10 Nov 2013 Total Hours: 64h 13m
29 Sep 2013 Total Hours: 62h 37m
27 Sep 2013 Total Hours: 62h 21m
10 Sep 2013 Total Hours: 61h 26m
31 Aug 2013 Total Hours: 60h 26m
1 Jun 2013 Total Hours: 60h 08m
31 May 2013 Total Hours: 59h 50m
25 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 47m
23 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 23m
12 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 20m
2 May 2013 Total Hours: 58h 09m
20 Apr 2013 Total Hours: 57h 40m
29 Mar 2013 Total Hours: 57h 35m
15 Mar 2013

Article discussing amendments to the BHPA Aerotowing procedures.

1 Mar 2013 Total Hours: 56h 25m
4 Dec 2012 Total Hours: 55h 25m
11 Nov 2012 Total Hours: 55h 25m
29 Sep 2012 Total Hours: 55h 11m
22 Sep 2012 Total Hours: 54h 41m
8 Sep 2012 Total Hours: 54h 11m
22 Jul 2012 Total Hours: 53h 41m
22 May 2012 Total Hours: 53h 06m
21 May 2012 Total Hours: 52h 26m
21 Apr 2012 Total Hours: 51h 41m
14 Apr 2012 Total Hours: 51h 31m
31 Mar 2012 Total Hours: 50h 31m
28 Jan 2012 Total Hours: 49h 11m
3 Sep 2011 Total Hours: 48h 16m
20 Aug 2011 Total Hours: 48h 00m
21 May 2011 Total Hours: 47h 45m
15 May 2011 Total Hours: 47h 03m
14 May 2011 Total Hours: 46h 08m
29 Apr 2011 Total Hours: 45h 03m
25 Apr 2011 Total Hours: 44h 24m
23 Apr 2011 Total Hours: 43h 23m
19 Mar 2011 Total Hours: 43h 04m
5 Mar 2011 Total Hours: 42h 38m
27 Feb 2011 Total Hours: 41h 23m
12 Feb 2011 Total Hours: 40h 48m
1 Nov 2010 Total Hours: 40h 33m
25 Oct 2010 Total Hours: 40h 04m
24 Oct 2010

Club Coach Course

23 Oct 2010

Club Coach Course

26 Sep 2010 Total Hours: 39h 03m
25 Sep 2010 Total Hours: 38h 37m
18 Sep 2010 Total Hours: 37h 47m
4 Sep 2010 Total Hours: 37h 32m
16 Aug 2010 Total Hours: 37h 25m
1 Aug 2010 Total Hours: 36h 40m
24 Jul 2010 Total Hours: 36h 16m

My first mission arriving at Mendlesham was to sit my pilot exam. Richard H. kindly set-up a table and exam for me in the hanger!

3 Jul 2010 Total Hours: 36h 08m
26 Jun 2010 Total Hours: 35h 50m
5 Jun 2010 Total Hours: 35h 25m
31 May 2010 Total Hours: 35h 10m
15 May 2010 Total Hours: 34h 40m
18 Apr 2010 Total Hours: 33h 33m
17 Apr 2010 Total Hours: 33h 06m
14 Mar 2010 Total Hours: 32h 45m
7 Mar 2010 Total Hours: 30h 39m
6 Feb 2010 Total Hours: 30h 17m
30 Jan 2010 Total Hours: 29h 27m
17 Oct 2009 Total Hours: 29h 22m
16 Oct 2009 Total Hours: 28h 52m
27 Sep 2009 Total Hours: 27h 52m
13 Sep 2009 Total Hours: 27h 38m
6 Sep 2009 Total Hours: 27h 33m
5 Sep 2009 Total Hours: 27h 22m
29 Aug 2009 Total Hours: 27h 10m
22 Aug 2009 Total Hours: 25h 55m
25 Jul 2009 Total Hours: 25h 28m
8 Jul 2009 Total Hours: 24h 26m
4 Jul 2009 Total Hours: 23h 46m
25 Jun 2009 Total Hours: 23h 24m
10 May 2009 Total Hours: 23h 23m
9 May 2009 Total Hours: 22h 40m
5 Apr 2009 Total Hours: 22h 21m
15 Mar 2009 Total Hours: 21h 59m
22 Feb 2009 Total Hours: 21h 48m
7 Feb 2009 Total Hours: 21h 38m
9 Dec 2008 Total Hours: 20h 56m
6 Dec 2008 Total Hours: 20h 47m
12 Nov 2008 Total Hours: 19h 50m
16 Oct 2008 Total Hours: 19h 25m
29 Sep 2008 Total Hours: 18h 20m
25 Sep 2008 Total Hours: 18h 05m
16 Jul 2008 Total Hours: 17h 19m
11 Jun 2008 Total Hours: 17h 09m
2 Apr 2008

Hang glider serviced and chute re-packed.

29 Jul 2007 Total Hours: 17h 07m
20 May 2007 Total Hours: 16h 41m
28 Apr 2007 Total Hours: 16h 38m
12 Nov 2006 Total Hours: 15h 53m
21 Aug 2006 Total Hours: 14h 53m
29 Apr 2006 Total Hours: 14h 35m
4 Feb 2006 Total Hours: 13h 50m
17 Sep 2005 Total Hours: 13h 35m
26 Jun 2005 Total Hours: 12h 35m
8 Oct 2004 Total Hours: 11h 50m
13 Jun 2004 Total Hours: 11h 10m
8 Apr 2004 Total Hours: 10h 45m
7 Mar 2004 Total Hours: 10h 40m
23 Sep 2003 Total Hours: 10h 35m
30 Aug 2003 Total Hours: 10h 10m
26 Sep 2002 Total Hours: 10h 05m
4 May 2002 Total Hours: 9h 25m
13 Apr 2002 Total Hours: 9h 10m
22 Dec 2001 Total Hours: 9h 08m
6 Sep 2001 Total Hours: 8h 28m
4 Sep 2001 Total Hours: 7h 43m
21 Jun 2001 Total Hours: 7h 33m
17 Jun 2001 Total Hours: 7h 33m
2 Jun 2001 Total Hours: 6h 53m
6 Apr 2001 Total Hours: 5h 56m
5 Apr 2001 Total Hours: 4h 52m
4 Apr 2001 Total Hours: 4h 21m
3 Apr 2001 Total Hours: 3h 41m
2 Apr 2001 Total Hours: 3h 11m
15 Dec 2000 Total Hours: 2h 56m
7 Oct 2000 Total Hours: 2h 53m
12 Mar 2000 Total Hours: 2h 50m
29 Dec 1999 Total Hours: 2h 43m
19 Dec 1999 Total Hours: 2h 08m
9 Nov 1999 Total Hours: 1h 53m
11 Sep 1999 Total Hours: 1h 28m
21 Aug 1999 Total Hours: 1h 18m
12 Jul 1999 Total Hours: 1h 15m
19 Mar 1999 Total Hours: 1h 10m
9 Mar 1999 Total Hours: 0h 05m

Total Flying Statistics

Total Hours :
96h 29m
Longest Flight :
2h 25m
Glider Models Flown :
5
Sites Flown :
21
Best Height Gain :
3,000 feet
Total Distance :
67.9 km
Max Distance :
13.5 km
Total Flights :
288
Hill Launches :
158
Winch Launches :
106
Aerotow Launches :
24
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