Lejair (Tony and Rona Webb)

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Lejair (Tony and Rona Webb)

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Lejair, founded by chief instructors Tony and Rona Webb, is Britain’s primary hang gliding school. It operates in the flatlands of Norfolk and in Spain. Tony and Rona pioneered the use of winch launch training in Britain after learning the technique in the mid-1980s from Donnell Hewitt of Texas, among others. They also organize hang gliding expeditions to places such as the Canary Islands.

Rona, John, and Tony in early 1992

Rona, John, and Tony in early 1992

We lost instructor John Burrell to cancer in 2010. Tony and Rona divorced some years ago, but they continued to work together. Rona visited me (with Gary D, who was training as an instructor) in my home town during my time of trouble in 2018. We went to the beach and I kept a pebble from that day. It sits on a cupboard in my room. Then in January 2020 came the news that shocked so many in British hang gliding: Rona had died at home in Spain.

The loss of her quiet competence will be felt throughout the hang gliding world.

— BHPA magazine SkyWings, February 2020

The following links are to sections about flying events I went on that were organized by Lejair.


Skyting in Hang gliding early 1980s part 2 for Donnell Hewitt of Texas and his center-of-mass bridle system for winch launching.

On this expedition to France in 1994, documented in in My flying 1994 and 1995, we flew with Tony and Rona although my small group was organized independently.
Accroches-toi a ton reve
St. Hilaire

External link

Lejair hang gliding school

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