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Big air big fun.

I’ve just returned from a weekend staying with Dennis and Gillian of Alpine Flyer lodge which was also where I completed my BHPA club pilot rating in October 2010. Even back then after completing my course I knew I wanted … Continue reading

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There’s life in the old girl yet.

A weekend back in the UK and an early ferry out Sunday morning, meant that the flying opportunities didn’t really look that promising. However I had taken my wing over to the UK with me with the secret hope that … Continue reading

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Nearing the end

Well the weather broke today and I awoke to clear skies and no valley fog. I also awoke to     the sound of the cows with the alpine bells clanging away. Which at the beginning of the 2 weeks … Continue reading

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Wind stops play

Well today was meant to be the first running off the mountain day, the sky was clear in the morning but there was a bit of a draft at ground level. A look at the landing area confirmed that there … Continue reading

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Day 2: Running down hills and walking back up them

Today started well, a little run with views of Mont Blanc , although the summit was covered with a thin dusting of cloud, there is something about mountains that captures your imagination. I find myself just staring at their colossal … Continue reading

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Starting out

My professional life revolves around transport, it always has. I started in the Royal Air Force fixing fast jets and helicopters, before moving into the car industry. It was in the airforce that I learnt to fly sailplanes and start … Continue reading

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