Downtime

Tony Sandeberg has volunteered to start off a new feature that I'd like to put on the site for everyone who wants it - A member profile, showing all those little facts that you never knew (or maybe wanted to know!) about the people you're flying with.

So here goes:

  • NAME :Anthony Sandeberg
  • LOCAL SITE : Stanwell          
  • GLIDER : Advance Omega 7
  • YEARS FLYING : 16


  • HOW DID YOU GET INTO PARAGLIDING… I was in Switzerland in1991 on business and saw for the first time paragliders flying down the huge mountains in Wengen.
  • MOST MEMORABLE FLIGHT …Walked through an ice cave to Aiguille du Midi just below Mt Blanc 4200m, nil wind snow take off……will NEVER forget it absolutely sensational !
  • THE SITE I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO FLY…The Jesus statue in Rio and Neuschwanstein castle in Munich Germany.
  • I WISH I HAD NEVER FLOWN…That fateful day 8 July 2003 Piedrahita Spain when I hit the deck big time.
  • MY FAVOURITE FLYING GADGET IS…My wingcam camera.
  • I’M REALLY BAD AT…Handling Turbulence.
  • IF I WASN’T FLYING I’D BE…Still working.
  • I WISH I COULD…be a great XC pilot.
  • I OFTEN WONDER…Why the BOM are so inconsistent.
  • FAVOURITE MEAL AFTER A GREAT DAY FLYING… is a bowl of pho (Vietnamese soup).
  • MY INSTRUCTOR ALWAYS TOLD ME…Stay focused.
  • THE LAST TIME I FLEW … I saw a 1m black sting ray cruising over the white sand.
  • IF I WAS A CAR I’D BE … A Citroen 2CV.
  • IN THE FUTURE PARAGLIDING WILL …Replace cars.
  • IN ONE WORD FLYING IS…….  Likenothingelse.

Newsflash

The HGFA Operations Manager has advised the club that Powered Paraglider operations are PROHIBITED at the Stanwell Park site and fall outside the exemption granted to operate in close proximity to a road.

Pilots will please ensure they adhere to this directive and we will advise of any further developments as they occur.