Downtime

 
 
• NAME : Kathryn O'Riordan
• LOCAL SITE : Stanwell, Frenchies, Boneyard
• GLIDER : Fun 160
• YEARS FLYING : 1.5 years
• HOW DID YOU GET INTO HANG GLIDING? A friend introduced me, I did a tandem and was hooked!
• MOST MEMORABLE FLIGHT : 2 hours in the air in Greifenberg, Austria has probably been my most satisfying flight so far, and most scenic!
• THE SITE I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO FLY : Yosemite!!!
• I WISH I HAD NEVER FLOWN... It has to be Gloucester, NSW :(
• MY FAVOURITE FLYING GADGET IS...batteries for the GPS :)
• I’M REALLY BAD AT...looping the Fun...just can't get the hang of it yet!
• IF I WASN’T FLYING I’D BE...having a lot more spare time to sit on my ass :)
• I WISH I COULD...top-land Bald Hill...soon, very soon.
• I OFTEN WONDER...why I am still working in an office.
• FAVOURITE MEAL AFTER A GREAT DAY FLYING... I love Austrian food, so it has to be a good local Austrian beer, with frittatensuppe, fresh pan-fried trout with herby potatoes and salad.
• MY INSTRUCTOR ALWAYS TOLD ME...to remember to smile :)
• THE LAST TIME I FLEW...Hill 60
• IF I WAS A CAR I’D BE...depending on my mood...a Lotus Elise or a Range Rover
• IN THE FUTURE HANG GLIDING WILL have lots more women, I can feel a revival coming on...
• IN ONE WORD FLYING IS...Exhilarating !!

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.