Friday, August 12, 2005

Good News

Well here is some good hang gliding news, unfortunately it's not about me.

I recently heard from the two people that were on the hang gliding training course with me in Spain.

Tony who got his CP while I was there, has now had about 6 hours of post CP flying experience in the UK and is loving every moment of it, he has invited me down to his neck of the woods for a flight from a site well suited to beginners, so that would be something to look forward to when I qualify.

Paul standing next to Tony has now bought an Avian Rio Hang Glider, had a few flights from Airways Air Sports and is also gaining experience, despite the UK weather.

The other news is that the CAA has now made an amendment to the ANO Article 129 thus reclassifying Foot Launched Powered Aircraft to Self Propelled Hang Gliders. The change takes effect from the 20th of August 2005.


Jackie Bolen said...

Hanggliding would be so fun! I did a paragliding course one time and loved it.

Shola said...

I agree Jackie, I've loved every moment I been able to soar in the air. Have you stopped paragliding?

Imnakoya said...

Saw your post on NairaLand, so i traced you here.

Man, you must have a nerve of steel- flying a hang glider across the UK...don't mind me, I have problem with height.

Well, it sounds interesting though. I will keep an eye on your progress and I also hope you get finish your qwest and get the "First Nigerian Glider Across UK" Guinness World Record!

Shola said...

Thanks Imnakoya for stopping by and the well wishes.

Jackie Bolen said...

Hi, thanks for checking out my blog. I did stop paragliding, it was just a little weekend course thing but one day I'd like to do a bit more of it.

Bar L. said...

HANG GLIDING ACROSS THE UK? Wow, that's a huge ambition. I hope you can do it!!! Personally, I am afraid of flying in any way shape or form.

Do you speak any of the languages from Nigeria? Is so, which one? I work with language translation so am curious.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by my blog recently! I'll be back to keep up with your adventure!