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Paragliding
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:21:13 PM »
A few of us are going to learn to paraglide with airsports.  Its gonna cost a lot, but for the courses and a second hand wing i'm hoping to pay about 1600.

If anyone else is interested the 'Elemantry Pilot' course is about 550, and will give you the basics of flying and let you know if you really want to pursue it further.  Alternatively you could come along to the first day of our course as a taster day for about 160.

So far its looking like me, blondie, fat al, matt tatt and rowan, (plus maybe john) but if anyone else is interested do let us know!!!

some useful links for those interested include,

this on-line book thing at www.para2000.org
another on-line book thing at www.paragliding.org
the airsports website
the airsports weather links
metcheck shoreham forecast
met office shoreham forecast
UK wind map


oh, and we're hoping to start the weekend after splosh!!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 06:45:29 PM by nick »

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 01:02:37 PM »
www.paragliding.org - online book
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 06:41:18 PM »
al and blondie, you're booked in for saturday and sunday, 19+20th.  I'm just booked for the sunday as i'm picking up my parents and working on saturday. (must be proper work to miss flying!)

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008, 08:15:42 AM »
weather's not looking too hot :( low pressure south of us spitting out fronts like a bast@rd :( we might get lucky on sunday but i doubt it.... ho hum looks like i'll be walking in the rain..
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 08:39:16 AM »
not painting you nice new house then??

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 08:55:28 AM »
probably do that on saturday ;) but do a long walk on sunday with work ppl
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 08:58:28 AM »
anything to avoid seeing my parents huh?? ;-)

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 09:13:18 AM »
Haven't you losers been out paragliding yet?  At this rate I'm going to be a fully qualified and pimped up paragliding guru before they let you guys fly a kite.
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008, 09:40:30 AM »
Haven't you losers been out paragliding yet?  At this rate I'm going to be a fully qualified and pimped up paragliding guru before they let you guys fly a kite.

not if remove both your kneecaps
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 12:02:05 PM »
nick please send 10 and a student card to

Ruth
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The Old School Room
Loughborough Road
Leicester
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 12:10:12 PM »
nick please send 10 and a student card to

Ruth
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The Old School Room
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Leicester
LE4 5PJ

??????? 

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 12:31:30 PM »
blokey took the wrong payment from me, then i forgot to give him a copy of my student card

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 12:34:20 PM »
so you decided to tell yourself on the forum

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2008, 12:34:27 PM »
hehe he forgot to send them my cash too so i got a call from bhpa to tell me the cheque wasn't enough :lol:
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 01:11:50 PM »
rowan, blondie and nick are booked in for the coming weekend (17 & 18th may)

gabby, i've sent off your application.  gabby, you should bring along two cheques and a photocopy of your student card on saturday morning.

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2008, 01:22:20 PM »
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2008, 01:52:38 PM »
rowan, blondie and nick are booked in for the coming weekend (17 & 18th may)

gabby, i've sent off your application.  gabby, you should bring along two cheques and a photocopy of your student card on saturday morning.

OOOhhh yeah!
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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2008, 11:21:02 AM »
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=&ie=UTF8&ll=50.876096,-0.333366&spn=0.019768,0.039997&t=h&z=15

How many ParaGliders can you find on the above google map of Steyning Bowl area :-)

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2008, 12:13:52 PM »
You at work???

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Re: Paragliding
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2008, 12:15:27 PM »
Board at home doing work