Hang Gliding Diary 2015

You are currently viewing my hang gliding diary for 2015. The summary for the year is shown in the table below. For more details on a specific day, please select the respective entry from the list below.


Total Hours :
5h 54m
Longest Flight :
1h 43m
Gliders Flown :
1
Sites Flown :
2
Best Height Gain :
2,260 feet
Total Distance :
8.2 km
Furthest Flown :
3.7 km
Total Flights :
7
Hill Launches :
7
Winch Launches :
0
Aerotow Launches :
0

Saturday 24 October 2015
New custom hang strap fitted to my U2.
Saturday 26 September 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Bo Peep; 0h 15m; 250ft; Rough take-off. Chest buckle and harness zip popped open in flight so had to do an emergency bottom landing.
Saturday 27 June 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Devil's Dyke; 0h 05m; 50ft; W 5-10mph; with hints of thermals. Didn't connect with anything and bottom landed.
Monday 25 May 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Devil's Dyke; 0h 33m; 1135ft; W-WNW, 10-15mph, switching off and on. Punchy thermals, short trip over the back and returned for an easy top landing in the large field.
Saturday 16 May 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Devil's Dyke; 1h 43m; 650ft; W-WNW 10-20mph. Day started off too windy so I waited for conditions to improve. Great low save as I was destined to be first to bottom land but wasn't; ended up bottom landing. First on U2 - no problems!
Sunday 10 May 2015
A quick trip to Newhaven to nose around and check out the site with a view to flying it later in the year!
Sunday 19 April 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Bo Peep; 1h 00m; 2260ft; Windy and thermic day at Bo Peep. NE 15-20mph; ridge lift not very effective but good thermals. Cloud base 4000ft climbing to 5000ft. Did a poop top landing in the main bowl area.
Saturday 24 January 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Devil's Dyke; 0h 38m; 300ft; Rough windy day 15-20mph NW, gusting. Small punchy thermals present. Scratched to Truleigh and back. Top landed in large field.
Sunday 18 January 2015
Flight 1: U2 160; Devil's Dyke; 1h 40m; 374ft; After a poor start to the day (forgetting my harness), conditions improved and I launched into a northerly wind and did the Truleigh run 4 times before top landing in the large field. (TQ257109-TQ219111)