I really only love hang-gliding..

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Col.r
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I really only love hang-gliding..

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I guess it was only a matter of time. My/your foot launched, weight shift hang-glider has been well and truly superseded. These stupidly easy to learn,pack up and pack away and land ram-air canopies are the most popular means to experience free flight. Becoming even more dominant because for any hg students their needed mentors are ageing out. My/your national magazines has matched the times too and seeing also the increase in articles here about hang glider pilots doing great, going over to paragliding. The Facebook page is about 20% paragliding now-watch that increase and I guess you need to stay relevant/viewers.
So with that in mind I thought of an improved title page..
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Whether intended or not that red paraglider seems to be running into some sort of trouble with slack lines or something!!
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I really only love hang gliding as well young Colin. And as you know, I fly lots of stuff. My attraction to PG was primarily due to the ease of travel with said “bag of laundry”. They are quite different to fly compared to a HG, and I can’t say I love ram air flight just yet, but it’s not bad.
After our Pre Worlds dramas with transporting gliders to and from Italy, I doubt I will ever travel OS with a HG again.

PS - I think the red PG dude might be me !!
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Hello again Mr all-rounder, you know, I'll argue well to the climate change deniers, the conspiracy theorists,corrupt politicians,the fake-news media etc but you can't change facts.Give me a few more years on my sports wing and then another downgrade to a floater wing. After that maybe a pg? That's my plan.

We are out of lockdown midnight tonight,just wondering could Canungra Classic be a maybe in 4 weeks time?
Be sure good to catch up mate..
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Remember, there's only one letter between a pg and a pig, and it is I.
Only I can make a pig fly, and I choose not.
Not at this time, no thank you, I'll keep my spine.
Some pigs are flying, but not close to me.
I punch the accelerator and again I am free!
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CloudHopper wrote: Sat, Sep 11 2021, 07:14:31 am Remember, there's only one letter between a pg and a pig, and it is I....
And there is only one letter between an HG and an HUG.
I hug my sky-hugger every time I want to feel the air.

Seriously, I enjoy the company of PGs, HGs & motorized Swifts/Acaehyoperix where I fly.
Phonetically,there isn't much difference between 'pilot' and 'pileup'.
The only bags of wind that concern me are those beneath our respective crafts.
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That is better said than I could have replied-thanks JD..
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I'm OK with paragliders , (bin doing it since 1989) ; but last
Saturday ,at CSS, me and my Atos had 2000-ft altitude, over
the highest PG , flying Martial, that day. Best part was :
I Didn't have one collapse, the entire flight ; the Atos,
doesn't do that !!!

Bille
GOOD RUSH !!!
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