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Closure of the club membership system hosted on this website
posted by paul
on Tue 29 Mar 18:10


The online membership application and renewal system hosted on this website has now been closed down.

The annual Club membership fee of £22.00 must now be paid by direct debit. To setup a direct debit in favour of the Club please visit the following website:
https://webcollect.org.uk/sewhgpgc

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on Mon 18 Apr 11:49

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Committee Changes
posted by paul
on Sun 27 Mar 21:27


Last weekend after many years of service Paul Wilkinson and I decided to resign from the Club Committee.

When we stood for re-election at this year's AGM, it was originally our intention, if elected, to serve one final term on the committee to assist a smooth handover of responsibilities to younger committee members. However, after further discussion post AGM we both decided that it might be better to step aside now...

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Nant-y-Moel gate
posted by paul
on Tue 15 Mar 11:59


Unfortunately the lock on the gate to the Nant-y-Moel track appears to have been vandalized again. We are on the case, and trying to see if we can get a new lock that will work with the keys already issued. More when we know more.

In the meantime, if anyone knows anything about this please let me know as this is the second incident of this sort in recent months.

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on Wed 16 Mar 19:55

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Hang Gliding and Paragliding in SE Wales

if you've ever watched hang gliders and paragliders soaring effortless overhead, and yearned to join them, you've come to the right place.

The South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club web site is packed with information about hang gliding, paragliding and paramotoring, and the Free Flight (vol libre en français) scene in Wales and the rest of the UK.

Read how the sport began in America and Australia, and then spread to Wales, the UK, and Europe.
See how modern day hang gliders and paragliders have turned the dream of Icarus into reality.

So come on in, and find out more about the world of hang gliding & paragliding.

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See how easy it is to learn to fly a modern hang glider or paraglider (delta ou parapente en français) at a British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) registered school.

Read how experienced hang glider and paraglider pilots can today use their wings to climb up to 4 miles (6.4 Km) high, and cover distances in excess of 300 miles (482 Km), with no power save the movement of the atmosphere.

Check out the flying sites of South East Wales, some of the best hang gliding and paragliding sites in Wales and the UK.

You can also visit our Photo Gallery for a closer look at hang gliders and paragliders in action over the Welsh and UK countryside, or take a look at the latest issue of the Club's colourful online magazine Dragonfly issue 12 Feb 2014.
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When you've been flying your hang glider or paraglider for a while, and gained the necessary experience, you may wish to consider adding an engine to your wing.

Most UK hang gliding and paragliding schools have experience of powered hang gliders (PHG) or powered paragliders (PPG or paramotors), and can help you gain the additional flying skills required, and advice on the most appropriate kit to purchase.

The South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club has 19 flying sites.

Eight of these are "Open" and can be flown by any suitably qualified and insured hang glider or paraglider pilot, the remainder are "Members Only".

Visiting pilots are welcome on any of our "Open" sites provided they meet the minimum rating requirement for that site and carry adequate third party insurance. UK pilots must be members of the BHPA.

Unless otherwise stated in the SE Wales Sites Guide, our "Members Only" sites can only be flown by members of the SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.

The majority of our "Members Only" sites can also be flown by members of the Welsh Free Flight Federation, please see the SE Wales Sites Guide for further information.

SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club members can enter cross country flights in the SE Wales XC League, and can also keep up to date with events, competitions and late breaking sites news by subscribing to the Club Mailing List (Cymfly).

The Club also hosts the South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Forums which can be used to link up with fellow pilots, to seek advice about sites or flying kit, or to post details of your latest flight.
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