Hang gliding 2018 part 2
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 2018 part 1. It starts with more photos I took at Ringstead in July.
The streamer on the king post, the red ribbon, indicates a pilot with less than 10 hours air time. Tony has more than that, but he recently returned to hang gliding after several years out.
Simon imported Moyes (Australia) hang gliders into Britain for many years and supplied parts, harnesses, ancillary equipment and glider servicing for all types of hang glider. This Rio 2 soon found a customer.
A former ATA pilot involved with hang gliding in Britain during the early years was Ann Welch. See ATA girl Ann Welch in Hang gliding history.
It is possible to maneuver a hang glider through the gate from the top landing field to the hill-top car parking area on your own, but a helper reduces the risk of damaging the glider. Notice from the streamer on the king post that the wind is across the wing. If the wind gets under the wing and lifts it, it could cause much damage.
Gary D enjoyed an extended top-to-bottom flight at Monk’s Down, north Dorset, England, shortly before sunset on this clear autumn day. The glider is a Superscorpion 2, made by Hiway of Abergavenny, Wales, in about 1981.
Brian was the first British hang gliding champion — in a simpler wing — in 1974.
This topic continues in Hang gliding 2020. (I have nothing for 2019.)