Newhaven - Epic Fail!

Summary of flying for Sunday 10 May 2015
Total Hours0h 00m
Best Height Gain0 feet
Total Flights0

Not being very current with my new glider and harness, I had decided not to fly Newhaven. Instead I'd have a look at it with a view of flying it later in the year. I had rightly assumed that people may be flying, but when I arrived, I wasn't quite expecting to see what I did! There up on the cliff face was a poor unfortunate paraglider pilot that had clipped part of the cliff while inflight then spun in and landed on the face of the cliff! The coast guard were completing the rescue as I walked over to say hello to the hang glider pilots that had flown earlier.

After climbing up the cliff and looking at the hang glider launch, I helped carry a glider over then returned to the bottom where I enjoyed the sunshine with the Mrs before heading off to Middle Farm for a coffee, cake and spot of shopping. It was later I learned that the pilot of the hang glider that I had helped carry to launch, had had a bad landing and broken his arm! Not a good day to take the Mrs to show her the flying and how safe it was! Epic fail!

Flying Log(s)

DateSun, 10 May 2015 - 00:00
CommentsA quick trip to Newhaven to nose around and check out the site with a view to flying it later in the year!
Height Gain0 ft
Total Hours78h 04m

Total Flying Statistics

The total flying statistics up to and including 10 May 2015:

Total Hours78h 04m
Longest Flight1h 40m
Gliders Flown5
Unique Sites Flown20
Best Height Gain3,000 feet
Total Distance37.7 km
Furthest Flown13.4 km
Total Flights261
Hill Launches134
Winch Launches105
Aerotow Launches22