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Everything posted by poz

  1. I've used a Garmin Foretrex 401 for my flying for years now, but have just bought a Garmin Fenix 5, mainly because there are Garmin apps you can upload to it that have useful flying parameters (Alt, GS, Flight time etc). Just wondering if anyone using an Android watch with a similar app
  2. Yes, we are extremely lucky to be able to fly, so freely in such an amazing place.
  3. What days are you going to be in Bornos next week Danny?
  4. Thanks Danny. I'm 82kg, but not sure I can get to Bornos next week. The forecast is looking great though, so might have to move a few things around
  5. I have 2 Links, a 23 and a 27, and previously a Revo 2. All told I've clocked up around 1000hrs on them and have been happy with all of them. However, now I'm looking for the best 'nil wind' launch wing available. Compared to the Link 1 how do the new wings compare as far as nil wind launching goes? Thanks. Dan (Marbella)
  6. Any takers? https://news.sky.com/story/abusive-and-hostile-low-flying-paraglider-sought-by-police-in-sussex-11485031
  7. Magistrates fined him £600. He must also pay court costs of £400 and a victim surcharge of £60. What the hell is a 'victim surcharge'?
  8. I have 2 and ha've flown them for the past 3 years. I really like them as they are stable, easy to launch, and not too fast. Also, when in the mood, they can really be throw around. For what it's worth I recommend the Link. My previous wing was a Paramania Revo 2 which I flew for 5 years and also liked, The glide ratio was terrible, but that served me very well for getting into small landing zones. Not so well when I lost my engine. I think they are on the verge of bringing out a new wing? But I heard that a while ago. Hope this helps. Dan
  9. Haha, sorry Hamishdylan, it's just my weird sense of humour, I didn't do this with a penknife, an elderly client of mine closed the door of her Range Rover, and for a split second my finger just happened to be in the wrong place. It was no big deal, just a finger.
  10. My dad was saying the same thing to me just the other day. I said to him "So how did that idea work out for you...and me dad"?
  11. Excellent post Hamishdylan. It's so true about the 'perceived' risk, and it also works the other way round too. For example, cars are so much more dangerous than people perceive them to be. I've lost count how many torn apart bodies, and the inevitable and devastating aftermath, I've had to deal with over the years. Mostly due to drivers feeling safe in their vehicles as a result of widely marketed 'safety' features aimed at flogging cars. The trouble is, when a human body decelerates from 60mph to zero in 3ft, human organs obey the rules of physics, not the latest Ford advertising campa
  12. I have a Polini Thor 130. In 14 months and around 60hrs it has gone through 4 flash starters and 2 cooling fans Apart from that, a cracking engine
  13. I'm afraid this is going to be a long and probably controversial post. More popcorn required for this one. I've been flying PPG for nearly 10 years now, with a lot of air time (Southern Spain) 1500+ hrs, and GA (Cessna's and 'A' class kit planes) for 25 years. Unfortunately, I have a medical, neurological condition which prevents me from conforming to rules that are set by desk jockeys, rules that are not based on any informed analysis or common sense. As a policeman (retired) this did me no favours with the bosses as I tended to let everyone off, well those that broke rules that I b
  14. This should help our sport...Not https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/greenpeace-paraglider-buzzes-trump-at-turnberry_us_5b499302e4b0bc69a7876502?guccounter=1
  15. I can't believe what I just watched. Staggeringly irresponsible. It's just moving the leaves into someone else's garden. Should be made to eat them.
  16. That was really enjoyable to watch, right up to the point where your socks made an appearance. At that moment I fell backwards off my chair and banged my head. I could swear I've seen those same socks being worn by Geoffrey in an episode of Rainbow ? Seriously though, that was a really great chance encounter and a nice record for you too.
  17. Any news on how Tom's doing. If you're reading Tom, get well soon mate.
  18. For nearly a decade now Paramotoring has dominated all of my free time. I'm fortunate enough to live in the sun and have managed to fly on a regular basis. However, I'm 54 yrs now and it occurred to me that you need to be relatively fit to safely foot launch a Paramotor, not the other way round. Once you've launched the rest is pretty sedentary. So, I decided to find some other interests to compliment my flying, all of which I've chosen to increase my fitness, strength, balance and stamina, without having to walk into a gym. The idea is that the health benefits are a by-product and are seconda
  19. I started with a Bak-rak, and it served me well for many years, but I got fed up with having to get the wrench out to remove it from my van, so I decided to strip down our expensive Thule 3 bike rack which I thought we weren't using very much. Apparently I was wrong. My missus was not impressed. But wow, now it's so easy to put on and take off. I can definitely recommend the quick release system, it's proper clever.
  20. This remained for 3 hours.
  21. Assess as quickly as possible whether it's going to be a battle worth fighting, if not, it sounds like an easy enough patch up job, and move on. I've lost too many nights sleeps seething with anger about stuff that is so unfair but stuff just not worth holding on to. I know it sucks Alan, but the clock is ticking too fast to loiter.
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