Wednesday, 15 September 2010

HANG GLIDING PHOTOS - Training in the Peak District circa 1992-1996

Training in the sport of Hang Gliding can be tough going, mainly due to the weather conditions in the UK. I attended the Peak School of Hang Gliding first in 1992 and it took untill 1996 to become qualified at Club Pilot level. However the first step is the Elementary Pilot award. EP takes five days of training. But those five days are usually broken over a long period while you wait for the light north-westerly winds which are needed for training at Wetton site in the Peak District. To cut a long story short I tenaciously hung in for four years to gain Club Pilot. Thanks goes to instructors Mark Booth, Trevor Ackroyd and John Clarke.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could have published a comment by an anonoymous person. Their vocabulary is stunning, their wit is extaordinary and their courage exemplary. I think not.