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Urgent - South Wales airspace restriction
posted by paul
on Fri 8 Aug 23:45


A temporary airspace restriction [RA(T)] will be put in place around a forthcoming NATO Summit in Newport, South Wales.

The restriction, from 3 - 5 September 2014, will cover a broad area from Bristol in the east, to Bridgend in the west, and from Crickhowell in the north, to the Somerset coast in the south. The restricted area will extend from the...

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on Sat 30 Aug 11:59

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Model Aircraft Competition - Welsh Open (Change of date)
posted by paul
on Sat 23 Aug 14:27


The Welsh Open competition for model aircraft will be held at Nant-y-Moel again this year, but the date has now been changed to the 19th - 21st September.

This is a major competition and the sky is likely to be full of some pretty serious model aircraft, so please avoid Nant-y-Moel that weekend if at all possible. If you do visit Nant-y-Moel that weekend, in the interests of...

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Club Coaching Evening
posted by paul
on Sat 23 Aug 13:52


The next Club coaching evening will be held at Joint Services Hang Gliding and Paragliding Centre in Crickhowell on Friday 29th Aug 2014 starting at 7.30pm.

The...

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New UK Hang Gliding Forum
posted by paul
on Sat 21 Jun 08:36


Steve Whitfield has setup a new forum for UK hang gliding pilots which he hopes will become a place where pilots can share experiences, and interested members of the public can find out more about the sport.

You'll the forum at http://www.hgforum.co.uk.

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25/08/2014
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  Club Coaching Evening The next Club coaching evening will be held at Joint Services Hang Gliding and Paragliding Centre in Crickhowell on Friday 29th Aug 2014 starting at 7.30pm. The subject will be a talk on the use of RASP, and the event is open to all SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club members. Doors open at 7.00pm. ....


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« 2 October 14:16 » Nant Y Moel, Site under re negotiation. Please walk up, Do not in any circumstances try to drive up, or use a key. Thanks
« 30 August 12:04 » Please see my post regarding Airspace restrictions for NATO Conference for the latest update
« 23 August 13:54 » Club Coaching: Please see my forum post which gives details of the next club coaching evening.
« 20 August 08:30 » BCC final this weekend, probably only Sat flyable. Also a meal booked for the evening at Coach and Horses in Llangynidr which is halfway between the rectory and tallybont on usk. let me know if you would like to be part of the team or come along.
« 8 August 23:50 » Urgent - Restricted airspace for Nato summit: please see my post in forums for details
« 28 July 23:32 » BCC - Round been provisionally call in the south downs for 9 & 10 August. Let me know if you fancy joining the team and a weekend flying some new sites.
« 22 July 08:27 » Looking to get out at Pandy tomorrow. Never flown the site before is anybody up there? can meet at a time to suit. Not in internet contact until about 5.00pm today but can be reached by mobile on 075905 80853
« 28 June 17:35 » BCC - Well the rounds on for tomorrow at hundred house. Meeting place and time on the hill to be confirmed but suspect the latter will be around 11:00 hours. At present i have only heard from two people who want to be part of the team so there are currently 3 places left.
« 27 June 09:54 » BCC Sunday 29th. A round has been called for this Sunday and whilst I have doubts about it going ahead given the forecast can you let me know if you want to join the team or just come along if it does go ahead.
« 15 June 11:50 » Steve Millson will be running a pilot theory session on air law for SE Wales Club members on Friday 11th July starting at 7.00pm
« 24 May 19:46 » NB. Because of the bad weather the club coaching day has been switched to tomorrow, Sunday 25th May 2014.
« 16 May 19:59 » BCC Saturday: Location confirmed as Nant-y-moel with a fallback of Merthyr Common if it looks to be W of SW on the day. Briefing will be on the hill at 1030.
« 7 May 21:11 » Following the success of the Telegram Alex Kennedy has started a South Wales site reports group. It is an excellent way of reporting conditions/discussing weather on the local hills and there are also groups for Avon, Thames Valley & Malvern. To join South Wales group you must: 1. Download the Telegram app (iphone/android/BB) 2. Join the group - email Alex Kennedy (aljken AT gmail.com) with your mobile number. 3. Then you can add other people that PG in S Wales as necessary.
« 2 May 09:19 » And remember also that SEWHGPGC has a Facebook group page.
« 2 May 09:16 » Be just as well to mention that Pandy is Closed for Lambing.
« 25 April 16:25 » It's that time again when I start putting together the next issue of Dragonfly. Any articles and especially photos will be gratefully received!
« 20 April 12:47 » Please see recent post re. Lambing at Bryncaws (SWWSC)
« 17 April 20:02 » BCC The wind speeds seem to gradually be creeping upwards on each respective forecasts for Saturday and it may be touch and go bit think its worth a go, although its up to you and your team to make your own decision, but please let me know either way. I am planning on Pandy at present and initial meet at Pandy Inn at 10:30 am. We will need to try to share lifts up if possible. SUNDAY is cancelled
« 17 April 09:39 » Hi Guys, any coaches headed to pandy tomorrow, new member 20hrs wants to fly it for 1st time. call me text me 07970 421373 steve
« 17 April 08:08 » BCC - For all those joining the team as a member or supporter the current forcast looking like Pandy for Saturday and Sunday may be off. I'm hoping to camp at Park farm Friday Sat sun Eves.
« 15 April 16:55 » Who's Team Captain for the BCC proposed this weekend ? I'd like to tag along.
« 13 April 18:46 » Mark, I'm up for Hundred House... Fancy a car share?
« 12 April 11:07 » Is anybody using the glympse free download app, if so dont forgetto post your position to the !sewhgpgclub group when your out on a flying site. It will help us all see where is working.
« 12 April 11:05 » Looking good for tomorrow sunday what sites are people thinking of at the mo. also get your glympse app downloaded
« 10 April 22:12 » Hi Frazer. Sorry im no help as im working tomorrow but you might get more help if you post on Paul Williams facebook page. Hope you have a good day...... Lee
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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.

Darren Blackman flying Merthyr
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.
Sean Myles gets ready to take-off

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 and Shout Box, serving pilots living and/or flying in South Wales. You can use our "Shout Box" and Forums to link up with fellow pilots, to seek advice about sites or flying kit, or to post details of your latest flight. If you can access twitter on your mobile phone you can also post flying info from the hill in seconds so that those following the Club on Twitter will know where to go. Your tweets will also appear on this page.

A full list of major events and competitions taking place in SE Wales and elsewhere at home and abroad can be found in our event and competition calendars. If you‘re looking for a bargain, or want to sell surplus flying kit, check out the SE Wales Classifieds.
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