We look into the life, determination and passion behind one of the founding fathers of the hang gliding world, Pat Crowe and how his skill and love of aircraft has helped shape the sport that it is today.
The Sydney Paragliding and Hang Gliding Club (SPHGC) are spreading their wings further afield from their Northern Beaches skyline, catering and even mentoring a variety of pilots across various Sydney locations.
It’s an enormous thrill to see our members soar high, spreading their wings and setting their sights on new horizons- all in the name of promoting our sport and demonstrating the incredible capabilities of our aircraft. In an Australian-first feat, a group of our passionate, paramotor pilots have conquered the skies in the longest paramotor climb- travelling 1600km from Lake Eyre to the snow-capped crest of Mount Kosciusko.
In this article Peter Allen from the HGFA links the space shuttle disasters to your personal flying limits. How could these two things be related?
We talk to passionate paragliding pilot and instructor Wally Arcidiacono about his life-long enthusiasm for the sport and his efforts to open a new flight school in Bright, Victoria amongst other things.
Taking place between 8th -14th April, 67 pilots competed at Dalby Big Air, which is recognised as the last cross-country competition of the season.
Your response is needed to CASA's Proposal for Multicom Frequency usage below 5000ft and Expanded CTAFs
The first element of the CASA proposal will have little effect on our operations. However, the second element to increase the size of CTAFs to double their current size, is completely untenable and will severely affect and limit our operations throughout Australia.
We asked two of our skilled pilots, including world record setting hang gliding champion Jonny Durand Jnr. and enthusiastic and experienced paraglider Sonya Fardell, about their preferred gliders, their proudest competition achievements and what they believe it takes to become an effective gliding instructor.
We take a look at two recent paragliding events: The Bright Open and the subsequent opening round of the Paragliding World Cup (also held at Bright) and speak to some of the participating pilots, (including PWC national champion Peter Slade) to see how their skills and piloting expertise have been triumphantly put to the test.
When Andrew Menzies awoke in a dark painful place back in 2009 he had no idea what was happening; someone told him he’d been in a car crash … then he passed out. When he woke again, it was the start of a long journey to recovery and the discovery of a passion for free flying that today is as much about being part of the tribe as the thrill of flying solo in the clouds.