Saturday, March 25, 2006

Thwarted by the weather!

I had hoped to visit the Suffolk Coastal Floaters Hang Gliding Club at Mendlesham to see some hang gliding and familiarise myself with the site and learn the flying circuit, but the weather today was not on my side!

The wind was not quite co-operating and there were threats of rain later in the day, so nobody was willing to bother coming out, neither was I going to drive almost 2 hours if there was no certainty of me seeing some action.

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Spring is here, with hopefully more good weather round the corner, and I shall be seeing some action. I also hope to be getting a glider too, so I will be able to participate myself as well.

Monday, March 06, 2006

I'm not hanging mad!

A lot of people who know about my challenge seem to think that I'm insane. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hang Gliding is a safe sport, has been around for over 30 years, the aircraft is very safe and reliable, and with proper training can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life including Africans, and there is nothing about tempting fate just because you fly a hang glider.

If you are looking for some thing insane, then check out Jeb Corliss, he is going to be attempting to jump out of a plane with no parachute, and hope to land safely wearing only a wing suit. The risks involved here are much greater, but even then, I'm sure he is only doing it because he thinks it is possible.

On the other hand some people say I'm Blog Mad, that is a bit harder to deny, but I'm finding that time is very scare to do all the things I need to do, look after a family and earn a living. If you need a Blog Mad invite, let me know.

I'm looking forward to some more publicity in the coming weeks for my adventure, as well as the prospect of flying with the Suffolk Coastal Floaters and gaining experience from the many pilots around the world via websites and other means of communication.