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Welcome to my Hang Gliding video page. To view a film click the respective film strip (this will divert to the YouTube website for films that are hosted there). I welcome any comments so please feel free to contact me using the e-mail address at the bottom of the page.

Return to Flight Return to Flight
Duration: 2:52 8 June 2014
My first flight since the crash and the repairs to my glider.

My Crash My Crash
Duration: 4:16 23 March 2014
It had to happen one day - I crash my hang glider. Unfortunately, the impact was so hard the video stopped and didn't capture the actual crash!

16 March 2014 Devil's Dyke 16 March 2014 Devil's Dyke
Duration: 5:24 16 March 2014
An enoyable flight in light winds at the Devil's Dyke. Still adjusting to the new harness, I'm over cautious and fly away from traffic (and the lift) and head to the bottom landing field. I almost completely fluff a bottom landing as I'm still struggling to get on the up-rights!

An Ugly Landing An Ugly Landing
Duration: 3:52 15 March 2014
While still getting used to my new harness, I bottom land at the Devil's Dyke and am not quite prepared for the wind to be so far off to the west!

Hang Gliding the Accident on Right This Minute Hang Gliding the Accident on Right This Minute
Duration: 2:50 24 January 2014
My original video footage, edited down and broadcast on Right This Minute.

The Aeros Myth 3 Harness First Flight The Aeros Myth 3 Harness First Flight
Duration: 2:50 30 November 2013
My first flight in the Aeros Myth 3 Harness and probably my longest flight to date.

Firle Flying in the Rain Firle Flying in the Rain
Duration: 2:41 24 November 2013
A couple of not so good flights at Firle. The second flight was cut short when it began to rain!

Flying at Firle Flying at Firle
Duration: 4:22 23 November 2013
Some lovely flying at Firle in East Sussex and some November thermals added in for some excitement.

The Accident The Accident
Duration: 4:50 29 September 2013
A potentially serious accident observed from my keel camera. This video edit tells of my personal experience from the moment I knew something was wrong to the point when I decided that I had to land and provide first response.

Swanborough Swanborough
Duration: 3:22 27 September 2013
Highlights of my two flights at Swanborough.

Sunset Takeoff at the Devil's Dyke Sunset Takeoff at the Devil's Dyke
Duration: 0:31 10 September 2013
Nicos captures my takeoff at the Devil's Dyke shortly before sunset.

A Short Flight at Firle A Short Flight at Firle
Duration: 1:56 31 August 2013
Highlights of a dissapointing flight at Firle. With such high hopes for the day, the lift didn't materialise. Flying was hard work and there was little reward. However, after a long layoff, it was good to get back into the air again.

A Prolonged Top to Bottom at the Devil's Dyke A Prolonged Top to Bottom at the Devil's Dyke
Duration: 2:19 1 June 2013
A Prolonged Top to Bottom at the Devil's Dyke

Truleigh and Traffic Truleigh and Traffic
Duration: 6:18 31 May 2013
A trip along to Truleight Hill then return to the Devil's Dyke to find the sky full of paragliders!

A Day of Two Halves A Day of Two Halves
Duration: 2:28 25 May 2013
A quick video summary chasing the wind from Firle to the Devil's dyke.

Stormy Skies Over the Devil's Dyke Stormy Skies Over the Devil's Dyke
Duration: 1:01 23 May 2013
Some time lapse film of an approaching storm and Miles' hilarious landing on his paraglider!

Windy Winching And A Little XC Windy Winching And A Little XC
Duration: 3:33 12 May 2013
A short summary of both of my flights with the Suffolk Coastal Floaters Hang Gliding Club. My first flight ends with an interesting landing approach and my second I embark on a very short XC.

The Fifty Fifty Bridle The Fifty Fifty Bridle
Duration: 3:11 2 May 2013
Recent amendments to aerotowing procedures in the UK require gliders of certain aspect ratios to be towed with a 50:50 bridle and trolley launched only. The AirBorne Sting 3:168, with an aspect ratio of 5.7, falls into this category. This is my first aerotow in this configuration. Thanks to Stewart and Cathy of Flylight for taking the time out to set-up the glider and get me up in the air again!

A Sled Ride - Scratchy, Uphill, Downwind Landing! A Sled Ride - Scratchy, Uphill, Downwind Landing!
Duration: 2:09 20 April 2013
The first sled ride I've done in a while. With a sea breeze coming, I made the best of the conditions. All was going well until I came in for landing, when I realised it was downwind!

Hang Gliding - The Shadow Beneath Me Hang Gliding - The Shadow Beneath Me
Duration: 1:27 11 November 2012
A quick edit from 4 of my flights at Mendlesham on the 11 November 2012. Caught in this edit is the moment a Shadow Ultralight passes beneath me and lands on the Mendlesham runway. I was caught a little bit off guard by its landing approach!

Devil's Dyke - A 'Grand' Day Out Devil's Dyke - A 'Grand' Day Out
Duration: 7:21 29 September 2012
Highlights of my thermic flight at the Devil's Dyke which includes a top landing in the Paddock and some additional bonus footage from later in the day.

The Truleigh Run The Truleigh Run
Duration: 5:54 22 May 2012
An accelerated view of the the Truleigh Run; Devil's Dyke to Truleigh Hill and back.

Swanborough Swanborough
Duration: 6:49 14 April 2012
My first flight at Swanborough since qualifying. Scratchy conditions to start with then some thermals giving me a 1684 feet height gain.

XC Day XC Day
Duration: 6:51 21 May 2011
Summary edit of my 13.4 km cross country flight in Suffolk on the 21 May 2011. By my third tow of the day, I eventually released off the towline into a thermal which took me to 2,516 feet and a total distance of 13.4 km.

Firle Firle
Duration: 5:30 25 April 2011
My first time flying at Firle in East Sussex. 3 great flights amongst traffic (paragliders, hang gliders, sail planes and models). This film shows 3 takeoffs, a bit of thermalling and 3 top landings.

An Amazing Day An Amazing Day
Duration: 4:20 19 March 2011
Almost 3 months since I qualify with a hang gliding aerotow endorsement, I join the Southern Hang Gliding Club Aerotow group and take my first two tows to 2,000 feet.

Fun in the Mud Fun in the Mud
Duration: 5:30 12 February 2011
After a 3 month layoff over the winter period, I'm back at Mendlesham for my first tow flights of 2011

Aerotow Conversion Aerotow Conversion
Duration: 9:38 1 November 2010
Narrated highlights of my hang glider aerotow conversion course with Flylight. This course converts a hang glider pilot with a hill or tow endorsement to the aerotow environment. Gliders flown, Aeros Target 16 and an AirBorne Sting 3:168. The course was run over two consecutive Mondays and the video shows 'some' of the activities from the final day of the endorsement.

Bryncaws - SW Wales Bryncaws - SW Wales
Duration: 7:05 4 September 2010
Personal video log of my short soaring flight at Bryncaws, South West Wales - inbetween all the rain showers!

Suffolk Coastal Floaters Summer Comp Suffolk Coastal Floaters Summer Comp
Duration: 12:34 3 July 2010
Highlights of the launches and landings at the Suffolk Coastal Floaters Summer Hang Gliding competition at Mendlesham Airfield, Suffolk. A great day with some great XC's, some 'interesting' landings and general all around good fun!

Soaring the Long Mynd Soaring the Long Mynd
Duration: 9:07 15 May 2010
Helmet camera highlights of soaring an Airborne Sting 3:168 hang glider at the Long Mynd in Shropshire. To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

Devil's Dyke Takeoff Devil's Dyke Takeoff
Duration: 3:33 8 July 2009
A bit of a surprise this one! I found this video on YouTube one day whilst browing hang gliding movies. It's a video of me launching my Aeros Target hang glider a the Devil's Dyke. The recording was made by someone unknown to me. The commentary on the video was pretty accurate; I was waiting for the wind to pick up before I launched. To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

Boot Camp Day One Boot Camp Day One
Duration: 5:54 9 May 2009
Day One of the Suffolk Coastal Floaters Hang Gliding Club's Boot Camp event. This film shows an un-edited tow from Metfield Airfield from a helmet mounted camera. To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

Landing at Mendlesham, Suffolk Landing at Mendlesham, Suffolk
Duration: 0:05 5 April 2009
Mike captures one of my better no step landings at Mendlesham airfield, Suffolk.

Launching at Mendlesham, Suffolk Launching at Mendlesham, Suffolk
Duration: 0:13 5 April 2009
Dan launching his Aeros Target hang glider at Mendlesham Airfield, Suffolk.

Mendlesham, Suffolk Mendlesham, Suffolk
Duration: 4:51 15 March 2009
Over two and a half years have passed since I completed my tow endorsement with Lejair, so a trip to Mendlesham in Suffolk gave me the chance to see just how much I remembered! This is a little edit of 'two' of my flights from the day - although it may appear to be one flight. To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

A Busy Day the Devil's Dyke A Busy Day the Devil's Dyke
Duration: 4:07 12 November 2008
An interesting afternoon at the Devil's Dyke. Plenty of paragliders to fly around and one that got a little too close for my personal comfort! To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

A Rough Day at the Devil's Dyke A Rough Day at the Devil's Dyke
Duration: 6:48 16 October 2008
Another film from the air. This time I mount the camera in a new position. The flight was pretty rough but unusual for me, lasted over an hour - that was longer than the life of battery in the camera, so no actual landing in this video. To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

Scratching at Bo Peep Scratching at Bo Peep
Duration: 4:20 25 September 2008
A scratchy flight at Bo Peep on the 25 September 2008. Ultimately this ended in another bottom landing! The camera was mounted on the right upright facing forwards. To view the hang gliding log entry for this day of flying, click here.

Too Windy For Me Too Windy For Me
Duration: 3:17 9 April 2005
This video was taken back from the days when I was flying my Aeros Target and any flying on my part would have best been described as gale hanging! For that reason I opted not to fly and instead, filmed some of the flying using a tripod mounted camera. The music in this piece is called 'Melt' from the album 'Leftism', by Leftfield.