|The Website of the Avon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club - Avon Online Sites Guide||Wednesday, 21st August, 2019|
07/12/08 Rich Harding - Just went for a walk with Sarah and her daughter Karla but took the glider as there was supposed to be a bit of a S breeze. There wasn't, so decided to fly down and laid out for a forward launch. Just as I was about to take off, who wanders along but Alex, Jo and Frankie! Must have been in the air for, ooh, at least 30 secs ;) One piece of news though: the NT chaps that were clearing the slope when I was last there have removed masses of bramble bushes - the slope is now largely clear.
09/10/08 Rich Harding - Work and other commitments later meant no point seeking out an XC site, so trotted off early down to Crook Peak and launched a little before 12 for an hour's pleasant thermic flying, sharing the air with a model flown by a friendly chap called Stuart who "used to fly Rogalos in the 70's". Actually, in the end I could have essayed an XC in either direction from where I was, with some reasonable thermals and most of my time spent at least above if not well in front of the road :)
04/06/08 Rich Harding - Couldn't get out of the work thing today so, for the first time in what must be six years, went after-work flying, and had a great 50 mins on the Peak with height gains of, oh, almost 200ft at one point! ;) Really informative, fun little bimble it was though, accompanied by a couple of models (sadly of the winged variety!).
12/01/08 Graham Richards - Got there 11:45. V little wind and more SSE than the SW forecast. Not even the modellers were flying. Eventually it picked up and swung SSW pretty much bang on the ridge. Models now airbourne so after agreeing that I would keep to the right, took off for a very pleasant hours flying. Many touch and goes and eventually made 80m ATO as I worked up to the peak. Nice to get out at a site I used to fly models at before taking up PG. Good to meet some old chums too.
29/04/05 Graham Richards - Having flown model gliders here with the West Mendip Soaring Club for the last 5 years, I'd been desperate to fly this site. At work looking at XCWeather and out the window, I just had to leave and give it a go. Rewarded with 2 flights in a strengthening wind to 500ft ATO, both top landing (there is no official bottom landing field). Fantastic. Dream satisfied.