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RAF Hang Gliding & Paragilding AssociationAlex Gutwin2019-07-19T10:55:03+01:00
Fabulous to see one of our members @Philbandy808 showcasing the various opportunities that come with working hard and playing hard in the @RoyalAirForce and fully embracing our motto of #FlySafeFlyHigh @RAF_Cosford @HQRAFSport @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/rts5uOdwgz 3 4 Great photo from @PaulBuckley163 with the mighty peak of Grazalema, the highest point in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park in the background. We weren’t quite able to top it’s summit and fly back to Algodonales today, but tomorrow...#FlySafeFlyHigh @HQRAFSport @RAF_Wittering https://t.co/XvWrPNG6S2 1 1 Sunset finish at El Bosque Landing Field on the edge of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park on Day 5 of the Paragliding OV to Algodonales, Spain. Some incredibly rewarding flying for all with strong climbs to 4,000ft and above for the whole team @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport https://t.co/vEjM1p9drC 1 6 We like this picture a lot 😊👍🏻 https://t.co/06jLsSRyFQ 0 0 Sharing the skies over the El Bosque Valley with the native flyers who often show us the good air #FlySafeFlyHigh @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/CnyrD3A2Sn 2 3 Great action shot of @Philbandy808 during Day 4 of the Paragliding Overseas Visit in Algodonales, Spain. Phil is climbing out to the inversion at 4,500ft which kept us in the El Bosque valley but still allowed for plenty of valuable flying @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAF_Cosford https://t.co/Zz7IDQ6WyX 1 5 Pushing out front. @PaulBuckley163 pushes upwind from El Bosque with @MattyTandy during Day 3 of the Algodonales Paragliding OV. #FlySafeFlyHigh @RAFCentralFund @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAFBenson @RAF_Wittering https://t.co/DPwj7MDPUq 2 3 At the end of an hour and a half of working hard getting big climbs to try and break through the inversion (which is a real challenge), @Philbandy808 starts his approach at the El Bosque Landing Field. Note the accuracy spot! @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/8CxzhiSGRm 2 4 It seems that they think of everything out here in Algodonales! Post flight refreshment is always welcome when the landing field temperature is over 35 degrees in the shade 😊#flysafeflyhigh https://t.co/iwcKvcgGsZ 1 4 A look back to a Day 1 post cross country flight selfie for @Philbandy808 with another pilot on the Algodonales paragliding overseas visit @HQRAFSport https://t.co/bZ5eFdd3OJ 1 2 A super picture from the harness of one of our pilots on Day 3 of the Algodonales paragliding overseas visit, with another one beautifully in shot. Thank you @Philbandy808 #flysafeflyhigh @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/z9uUn5buyS 2 1 Algodonales Paragliding OV Day 2 saw plenty of airtime for all, but with more stable conditions, we were confined to play in the El Bosque area. The real treat was sharing the sky with the local vultures who always make soaring look very easy @HQRAFSport @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/xqFS9ZlHDh 2 10 Day 1 of the Algodonales Paragliding OV finished well, with most of the team getting excellent climbs to 5,000ft+ and pushing down the El Bosque Valley back towards our base to land at sunset. All in all a good way to start the week @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/vOhwZ2Qm1X 1 0 RAFHPA led Paragliding overseas visit to Algodonales in Southern Spain is underway. Five RAF and 3 RN pilots are developing their XC skills through friendly competition. We’ll give daily updates throughout the week @UKAFHangPara @HQRAFSport @RAFActiveMag @RAFNewssport https://t.co/v1f47KUOyJ 2 5 Many congratulations to @RAFHangPara pilot Bob Mepham (blue/green paraglider in picture) for a hugely impressive 3rd place in class and 5th place overall against quality opposition in the BGD Weightless, an @airsports_fai Cat 2 event, held in St Jean Monclar, France last month. https://t.co/jL4rtsDKnY 1 5 The 3 @RAFHangPara members of the UKAF Paragliding Team are performing well during the Chabre Open in the Haute-Alpes region of France @HQRAFSport @RAFNewssport @RAFSportsFed @RAFCentralFund https://t.co/X3sNCN3myu 0 1 RAF Team Captain Tom Garner gathers his thoughts before Task 1 of the 2019 Inter Service Paragliding Champs. Tom went on to win the task and thereafter remained at the top of the leaderboard through all 4 tasks, becoming Champion and leading the RAF Team to victory @HQRAFSport https://t.co/qzUnNnGBlf 0 3 A super photo courtesy of our @HQRAFSport friends at the start of Task 4 of the Inter Service Paragliding Championships in SE Wales. The RAF were in the lead prior to this task...let’s hope we can strengthen that position once today’s scores come in @RAFNewssport @UKAFHangPara https://t.co/ibMU5sJ1oQ 1 3 A thumbs up from Meet Director @AndrewsAlistair to RAF Team Captain Tom Garner as they meet in the Goal Field for Task 1 of the Inter Service Paragliding Championships. Scores to follow @HQRAFSport @UKAFHangPara @RAFNewssport https://t.co/S13RLXAzfb 2 11 A lovely set of photos by @Bur1Burr of RAFHPA paraglider Pilot @FltMonkey (@RAFWaddington) from earlier this year at Firle Beacon. Staying current during the winter months is important for any paraglider pilot to prevent skill fade and maintain good airmanship #flysafeflyhigh https://t.co/Kmp7ZYyKsA 0 5
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