Recent Articles

Niki Longshore blitzes the Gecko Challenge

Friday, 05 August 2016

Category: Artical of Interest


12 July 2016 - Wharton, Texas. The morning skies promised another long day, another chance to claim the Gecko challenge. I had been trying repeatedly to get the 188 km task done and also break my personal record of 111 km, but each attempt ended half way or even less. I never let it get me down, but I was very eager to claim the challenge! Today was the day I would finally go the distance.

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Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2016

Monday, 18 January 2016

Category: Competition


Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2016

What started out looking like it was going to be the worst Forbes comp ever turned out to be one of the best!
I think we’ll be talking about this one for a long time to come!
It’s all about the numbers!
Our 10th consecutive Forbes Flatlands competition.
62 Pilots from 13 Countries
22 Crew from all over
42453.1 kms flow by all pilots (with a grand total of 712,394.92 km flown by all pilots from 1999 - 2016)
All together in 1 place, for 10 days, doing what we love, having fun, seeing old friends, making new friends and making the most of this amazing sport.

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Malibu bottom upright fitting wire wear issue

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Category: Technical Advisory

Malibu bottom upright fitting wire wear issue

Applies from: 17th August, 2015

Applies to: Any Moyes glider using round uprights.

Inspection: Whenever an upright is broken or bent it may cause damage to the top and bottom upright fittings, these parts should be inspected closely and replaced at any sign of wear or damage.

Service Requirement: Replace bottom upright fitting after 300 hours or if wire slot widens to greater than 4.8 mm.

It has been bought to our attention of a potential problem of the bottom upright fitting on gliders with round uprights.
The wear has occurred on the slot where the ball swage fits into.

broken fitting

The photo shows a fitting from a glider with 600+ hours airtime where the slot has been worn and widened.

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The photo shows a broken fitting from a training glider.

It is now mandatory to replace the fitting
when the opening exceeds 4.8mm or after 300 hours airtime.

Italian Open Championships

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Category: Artical of Interest


Italian Open Championships

Corinna Schwiegershausen

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