Hang gliding 2018 part 1


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Hang gliding 2018 part 1

Camera: Fuji FinePix HS 50 EXR

The absence of wing-mounted camera photos on this page is because I did not fly in 2018.

This page continues from Hang gliding 2017.

Bell Hill in May

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

The foreshortening effect of distance causes these situations to appear more dire than they are.

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Prayer time

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Mark checks out some gardens

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Getting ready to land


Here, Jason B in a vintage Airwave Klassic flex-wing hang glider, after struggling to find lift, struggles to find space to land in.

Visiting pilot in a vintage Airwave Klassic flexwing hang glider

Klassic approach


Ringstead in July

After many weeks of intense heat followed by two days of storms, a mid-week day in late July provided great soaring conditions at Ringstead on the coast of Dorset, England.

Hang glider struggling to find lift at Ringstead in Dorset, England

Voytek struggling to find lift in his Icaro Laminar

Icaro Laminar hang glider launching

Voytek launches in his Icaro Laminar

Hang glider soaring close to ridge height

Voytek above ridge height

Voytek launched at the wrong time and, as a result, he did not gain much height.

Icaro Laminar hang glider in flight with a farm vehicle in the distance

Voytek in the Laminar with a farm vehicle in the distance

Hang glider in flight on the coast of England

Voytek in the Laminar

Vintage radio-control glider at Ringstead, Dorset, England

Vintage radio-control glider

Hang glider pilots discussing their flights at Ringstead in Dorset, England

Détente at Ringstead

Here, Rob, Voytek from Russia, and Rob discuss their flights.

Carrying a hang glider to the launch area at Ringstead in Dorset, England

Rob D and Rob S carrying a hang glider to the launch area

This was a Royal Navy day in the sense that, in addition to Ringstead facing the old navy helicopter base on Portland, which closed some years ago, Rob D and Rob S are former navy pilots (Lynx helicopter and Sea Harrier, respectively).

Related

This topic continues in Hang gliding 2018 part 2.

Bell Hill in May 2018 in Paragliding continued