First Hang-Gliding Experience!

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Charley Fortnum, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    This is a nerve-wracking watch.

    Owing to a small but rather critical error, the hang-glider takes off with his passenger not actually attached and toe-curling footage is generated.

    Watch to the end for the physical accounting.
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin


    Mate of mine became obsessed with parascending.
    "Did I mention we're finally going on a course? Oh it'll be brilliant! Parascending, paragliding blah."...for weeks...
    First bloke out, one in front of him & his missus, on their first day out - pilot flew into a hill and the bloke was killed.
    They carried his body down in the chute and went home.

    Stay on the ground! Or maybe in large expensive comfortable flying things. It's only logical.
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  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I've been up in a microlight, one of the models without a closed body. It was all fun and games until the first gust of wind brought the realisation that I was in a glorified lawnmower/kite hybrid!

    I used to be game for all such things when I was younger, but with the arrival of middle-age I'm becoming more of a coward by the year.
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Good grief what a nightmare.
    I thought he was aiming for the lake to drop him in it.

    Keep your plates of meat firmly on the terracotta

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Feck that :lol:
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  6. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    My joyride in a microlight at least had a plastic nose, but still only a lawnmower engine on the back.


    Oh, and it was 25 years ago!
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  7. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Now that's what I call 'Hang Gliding'.
    Agree with Drew post 5.

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