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  • January 19th, 2019: Rearranged Hang gliding section of the contents page into two sub-sections and switched from reverse chronological order to put the earliest years first
  • January 15th, 2019: Added two photos of Faina at a beach in Devon to Rebecca and friends (page 5)
  • January 11th, 2019: Added more text about my weekly commute in the late 1980s under On yer bike in About the author
  • January 10th, 2019:
  • January 9th, 2019: Added more text under BMX and mountain bikes to Off-road bikes including a technique for safely learning to jump large humps on BMX tracks. In addition, I divided that section into sub-sections BMX and Mountain biking.
  • January 8th, 2019:
  • January 7th, 2019: Added some more material to Hang glider names and tidied the page. Feel free to send in any corrections to the years stated in the new bullet list near the top.
  • January 5th, 2019: Added an account of my first attempts at flight to Hang gliding 1974
  • January 3rd, 2019: Added new section Last of the beautiful people in About the author and inserted new section heading On yer bike for the existing material that follows it
  • December 31st, 2018:
  • December 30th, 2018: Added new photo of Cynthia and June to Rebecca and friends (page 5)
  • December 29th, 2018: Added a screenshot from a 1981 music video, which reveals a fragment of June’s personal life, to Rebecca and friends (page 5)
  • December 28th, 2018: Started new page Rebecca and friends (page 5) with a photo of June
  • December 27th, 2018: Added to The importance of proofreading in Technical writing and programming with the potentially disastrous effect of an inadequate release note about a software update for a gyro aboard Virgin Galactic SpeceShipTwo
  • December 23rd, 2018: Updated Forger (previously Eclipse) in Space flight and hang gliding in recognition of hang glider pilot Mark Stucky gaining his space wings
  • December 20th, 2018: Added six screenshots and more text to Comet Adaline–my review of the 2015 romantic fantasy The Age of Adaline. (Two of the new screenshots replace earlier ones.)
  • December 19th, 2018: Added new page Comet Adaline–my review of the 2015 romantic fantasy The Age of Adaline
  • December 6th, 2018: Added new page Generation BMX, a sub-page of About the author, moving some content of the latter
  • November 30th, 2018: Added photos of June and Kylie to Rebecca and friends (page 4) as well as a photo of Tessa on her Montesa trials bike (from its plastic modelling page)
  • November 27th, 2018: Added a new section titled Interlude to About the author and I swapped the order of the two subsequent sections New life and Rocket man
  • November 19th, 2018: Added two new photos to MTB, Trials riding on the Nukeproof Scout Race mountain bike
  • November 15th, 2018: Added section titled The mysterious lady and a photo to About the author
  • November 8th, 2018: Added a quotation from Adam Parer at the top of Dangers of hang gliding (and added a link to the applicable page of his blog)
  • November 4th, 2018: Added two illustrations by Léon Benett (woodcut engravings, I think) of the original Lina to Rebecca and friends (page 4)
  • November 3rd, 2018: Added new page Web sites, social media, and language, a sub-page of Technical writing and programming
  • October 29th, 2018:
    • Added a photo of June to Rebecca and friends
    • Prompted by a question from Emily the English teacher in North Carolina, I added a couple of paragraphs about a report in a psychology journal (some years ago) that studied biking on the Oregon Trail to MTB, Trials riding on the Nukeproof Scout Race mountain bike.
  • October 28th, 2018: Prompted by feedback from a former technical author and current English teacher in North Carolina, I added more text to Technical writing and programming.
  • October 22nd, 2018: Added section Monk’s Down in October to Hang gliding 2018
  • October 16th & 31st, 2018: Added an update to the saga of the series of broken rear hubs in MTB, Trials riding on the Nukeproof Scout Race mountain bike
  • October 1st, 2018: Added two photos of Brian Wood to Hang gliding 1975 and the same two photos to Off-road bikes
  • September 22nd, 2018:
  • September 20th, 2018: Added 12 old photos of Rebecca to Rebecca and friends (page 3)
  • September 18th, 2018:
  • September 9th, 2018: Added two more photos to Rebecca and friends (page 4)
  • September 7th, 2018: Added two photos to Rebecca and friends (page 4)
  • September 6th, 2018: Added some observations from Gun Button to Fire by Hurricane pilot Tom Neil to Adolf versus Adolph—my review of the movie The Battle of Britain, 1968
  • September 5th, 2018: Added separate Life-size dolls section to the contents list, moving the links from the Other section
  • September 1st, 2018: Added new page Rebecca and friends (page 4)
  • August 29th, 2018: Added three photos of Faina to Rebecca and friends (page 3)
  • August 25th & 26th, 2018: Added three photos of Faina to Rebecca and friends (page 3). (One replaces an earlier photo.)
  • August 19th, 2018: Added two new photos to Rebecca and friends (page 3)
  • August 17th, 2018: Added more to About the author
  • August 15th, 2018: Added new page Rebecca and friends (page 3)
  • August 6th, 2018: Added new page Defying Newton, powered ultralight operations at Newton Peveril in Dorset, England, moving some photos from Powered flight to the new page
  • August 4th, 2018: Added 10 new photos to Powered flight
  • July 31st, 2018: Added section Ringstead in July to Hang gliding 2018
  • July 22nd, 2018: Added two more new photos and one from 2014 to Rebecca and friends (page 2) (one replaces an earlier photo)
  • July 15th, 2018: Added two more new photos to Rebecca and friends (page 2)
  • July 1st, 2018: Added two new photos to Rebecca and friends (page 2)
  • June 30th, 2018: Added new page Rebecca and friends (page 2) with 11 newly uploaded photos and two moved from its parent page Rebecca and friends
  • June 29th, 2018: Added some more text to Lars and the real Everard
  • June 26th, 2018: Added two photos of Ron Smith to Hang gliding 1996 to 2003
  • June 22nd, 2018: Added two photos from my paragliding days to Hang gliding 2004 and 2005
  • June 9th & 10th, 2018:
  • May 30th, 2018:
  • May 21st, 2018: Added a photo of me and Laura to Rebecca and friends, replacing the photo of Anoushka and Laura
  • May 18th & 19th, 2018: Added 16 photos to Rebecca and friends
  • May 13th, 2018: Added Rebecca and friends (some of my life size dolls) and added Hang gliding 2018
  • May 12th, 2018: Added new section titled Under fire with photos in About the author
  • April 22nd, 2018: Added a new photo (replacing an earlier one) and more text to MTB, Trials riding on the Nukeproof Scout Race mountain bike
  • April 1st, 2018: Added three photos of my Kinetic 1/48th scale Falklands War Sea Harrier in La muerte negra. (One replaces an earlier photo.)
  • March 28th, 2018: Added two photos by Roly to Powered flight
  • March 26th & 27th, 2018: Added four photos to Hang gliding 1977 to 1979. Two of the new photos are contributed by hang glider sailmaker and powered ultralight pilot Roly.
  • March 23rd, 2018: Added two photos of my Kinetic 1/48th scale Falklands War Sea Harrier next to the same scale USMC AV-8B in La muerte negra
  • March 20th, 2018: Added La muerte negra, my Kinetic 1/48th scale Falklands War Sea Harrier
  • March 17th, 2018: Modified my haul-up chord
  • March 15th, 2018: Added sub-section Haul-up chord under Emergency parachute on the Hang gliding equipment page
  • March 10th, 2018: Added another three photos to Viva Protar, about my 1/9th scale Montesa Cota 247 trials bike (one replaces an earlier photo)
  • March 5th, 2018: Added four air-to-air photos by Gary D to Hang gliding 2004 and 2005 under the sub-heading Coast patrol
  • March 1st, 2018: Added another photo to Viva Protar, about my 1/9th scale Montesa Cota 247 trials bike (replacing an earlier photo)
  • February 25th, 2018: Added Phantom of the operator, my review of Phantom over Vietnam by John Trotti, 1984
  • February 24th, 2018: Added two more photos to Viva Protar, about my 1/9th scale Montesa Cota 247 trials bike
  • February 22nd, 2018: Added first photos of my Xtrakit Supermarine Scimitar in 1/72nd scale to Plastic models–contemporary with Vietnam
  • February 2nd, 2018: Added another image (kit box art) to Saving pilot Durant—my review of the Ridley Scott movie Black Hawk Down, 2001
  • January 26th, 2018: Added two photos of me apparently flying a Soviet-built transport airplane in Vietnam on my Powered flight page. It is in the sub-section titled Nam.
  • December 31st, 2017: Added South Atlantic Star, my review of Hostile Skies by David Morgan, 2006
  • December 15th, 2017: Added comment by trials rider Anton Jolkovski to Viva Protar, about my 1/9th scale Montesa Cota 247 trials bike
  • November 12th, 2017:
  • October 8th, 2017: Added two photos to Viva Protar, about my 1/9th scale Montesa Cota 247 trials bike
  • October 7th, 2017: Added new page Dangers of hang gliding
  • October 6th & 7th, 2017: Added more photos and text to Flying squad — a short history of the east coast U.S. hang glider manufacturer Sky Sports
  • October 1st, 2017: Added two new pages:
  • September 2nd, 2017: Added two photos to Hang gliding 2017
  • August 31st, 2017: Moved some photos from Off-road bikes to MTB, Trials riding on the Nukeproof Scout Race mountain bike and added new sub-sections Comparing bikes and Different tyres (to the latter)
  • August 15th, 2017: Added two photos to Hang gliding 2017
  • August 12th & 13th, 2017: Replaced two photos with better ones in Mentioned in dispatches — my Italeri 1/9th scale Triumph 3HW of World War 2
  • August 9th, 2017: Added two photos and an update on my new mountain bike to Off-road bikes
  • August 5th, 2017: Added some new photos to Mentioned in dispatches — my Italeri 1/9th scale Triumph 3HW of World War 2. Also added another photo of its rider, the 1/9th scale Tank girl.
  • July 30th, 2017: Added Mentioned in dispatches — my Italeri 1/9th scale Triumph H3W of World War 2 (in a section of the page Plastic models — land vehicles)
  • July 25th, 2017: Added supporting snippet from the legendary Belgian cartoonist Hergé (Georges Remi) to Water in the wheelhouse; how dreams are formed
  • July 22nd, 2017: Added a couple more photos to Duck à l’orange — my Airfix 1/76th (OO) scale DUKW with scratch built hang gliders
  • July 19th, 2017: Added Duck à l’orange — my Airfix 1/76th (OO) scale DUKW with scratch built hang gliders
  • July 15th, 2017: Added You’re never alone with a drone — the Revell 1/48th scale General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Predator B — in Other plastic model aircraft
  • July 8th, 2017: Moved some content from Other plastic model aircraft (previously titled Other plastic models) to new page Plastic models — land vehicles and added photos of a 1/9th scale female figure under the subtitle Tank girl
  • July 1st, 2017: Added two more photos to Hang gliding 2017
  • June 23rd, 2017: Added photos of my Revell 1/24th scale Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet to Plastic models — land vehicles under the subtitle Mercedes bends
  • June 16th, 2017: Added more photos to Wooden wûnder — my Airfix 1/24th scale De Havilland Mosquito
  • June 11th, 2017: Split World War 2 plastic models into World War 2 plastic models part 1 and World War 2 plastic models part 2
  • June 10th, 2017: Added Wooden wûnder — my Airfix 1/24th scale De Havilland Mosquito
  • May 21st & 22nd, 2017: Added action photos to Mr Moto Cross — my Revell 1/12th scale Husqvarna motocross bike
  • May 21st, 2017: Rewrote Paint it black, Review of the 20th Century Fox movie Sky Riders (1976), with new stills from the recently released DVD
  • May 20th, 2017: Added Overview of Ringstead (a sight-seeing guide, not a flying site guide)
  • May 17th, 2017: Added Mr Moto Cross — my Revell 1/12th scale Husqvarna motocross bike
  • May 15th, 2017: Added Hang gliding 2017
  • April 15th, 2017: Added MTB, a sub-page of Off-road bikes
  • March 12th, 2017: Added Motocross in miniature: Building Joël Robert’s Suzuki motocross bike of 1970 in 1/12th scale. (More photos added the following day.)
  • February 25th, 2017: Added photos and description of my new mountain bike to Off-road bikes
  • January 7th, 2017: Added two screenshots and accompanying text to Blue, blue, electric blue
  • January 1st, 2017: Added Blue, blue, electric blue, my review of the 1973 motorcycle film Electra Glide in Blue

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