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Online membership renewals
posted by paul
on Mon 22 Jun 16:28


Over the past few weeks some members may have received spurious intermittent error messages when trying to renew their club membership on-line.

Unfortunately the system required a major upgrade to allow on-line applications for Nant-y-Moel gate keys, and several of the routines used for membership applications and renewals also required updating. Rather than take the system...

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Nant-y-Moel Gate - update
posted by paul
on Mon 22 Jun 16:12


The club has now put a similar key system in place for the Nant-y-Moel gate as that used for the Blorenge gate. Members wishing to obtain a key can apply on-line by visiting the members area of this website.

Members are reminded that the key remains the property of the club, and that we are unable to offer any warranty as to the suitability of either track for vehicular...

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Nant Y Moel Access
posted by nick roberts
on Fri 29 May 08:36


Hi all

What is the current situation regarding access to Nant Y Moel?
Can we use the track or do we have to park at the bottom and walk up?
Does anyone have a key to the gate?

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on Sun 7 Jun 12:03

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The Blorenge - temporary transmitter mast
posted by paul
on Fri 5 Jun 11:38


The Club has agreed to the installation of a temporary transmitter mast on the Blorenge from 11th - 14th June 2015.

The mast will be sited on a trailer in the vicinity of the trig point and will be used as a repeater for coverage of a major cycling event in the area.

The mast will be around 17m tall and illuminated to improve visibility for pilots flying the site. It will...

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« 21 April 12:15 » Please see my post in the forums regarding an important safety advisory notice issued by the BHPA today.
« 3 April 17:34 » Anyone flying one of our sites Sunday or Monday
« 20 March 10:52 » Message posted on behalf of the SW Wales club: "The South West Wales flying site of Bryn Caws is closed until at least the 11th April for lambing. Please do not attempt to fly there Please check the South West Wales Website swwsc.co.uk for further information"
« 25 November 11:24 » I'm afraid there wasn't enough interest in holding a Christmas Party this year, so this will not now be going ahead
« 26 October 21:03 » Club Christmas Party 2014 - please see my post in the forums for further information
« 2 October 14:16 » Nant Y Moel, Site under re negotiation. Please walk up, Do not in any circumstances try to drive up, or use a key. Thanks
« 30 August 12:04 » Please see my post regarding Airspace restrictions for NATO Conference for the latest update
« 23 August 13:54 » Club Coaching: Please see my forum post which gives details of the next club coaching evening.
« 20 August 08:30 » BCC final this weekend, probably only Sat flyable. Also a meal booked for the evening at Coach and Horses in Llangynidr which is halfway between the rectory and tallybont on usk. let me know if you would like to be part of the team or come along.
« 8 August 23:50 » Urgent - Restricted airspace for Nato summit: please see my post in forums for details
« 28 July 23:32 » BCC - Round been provisionally call in the south downs for 9 & 10 August. Let me know if you fancy joining the team and a weekend flying some new sites.
« 22 July 08:27 » Looking to get out at Pandy tomorrow. Never flown the site before is anybody up there? can meet at a time to suit. Not in internet contact until about 5.00pm today but can be reached by mobile on 075905 80853
« 28 June 17:35 » BCC - Well the rounds on for tomorrow at hundred house. Meeting place and time on the hill to be confirmed but suspect the latter will be around 11:00 hours. At present i have only heard from two people who want to be part of the team so there are currently 3 places left.
« 27 June 09:54 » BCC Sunday 29th. A round has been called for this Sunday and whilst I have doubts about it going ahead given the forecast can you let me know if you want to join the team or just come along if it does go ahead.
« 15 June 11:50 » Steve Millson will be running a pilot theory session on air law for SE Wales Club members on Friday 11th July starting at 7.00pm
« 24 May 19:46 » NB. Because of the bad weather the club coaching day has been switched to tomorrow, Sunday 25th May 2014.
« 16 May 19:59 » BCC Saturday: Location confirmed as Nant-y-moel with a fallback of Merthyr Common if it looks to be W of SW on the day. Briefing will be on the hill at 1030.
« 7 May 21:11 » Following the success of the Telegram Alex Kennedy has started a South Wales site reports group. It is an excellent way of reporting conditions/discussing weather on the local hills and there are also groups for Avon, Thames Valley & Malvern. To join South Wales group you must: 1. Download the Telegram app (iphone/android/BB) 2. Join the group - email Alex Kennedy (aljken AT gmail.com) with your mobile number. 3. Then you can add other people that PG in S Wales as necessary.
« 2 May 09:19 » And remember also that SEWHGPGC has a Facebook group page.
« 2 May 09:16 » Be just as well to mention that Pandy is Closed for Lambing.
« 25 April 16:25 » It's that time again when I start putting together the next issue of Dragonfly. Any articles and especially photos will be gratefully received!
« 20 April 12:47 » Please see recent post re. Lambing at Bryncaws (SWWSC)
« 17 April 20:02 » BCC The wind speeds seem to gradually be creeping upwards on each respective forecasts for Saturday and it may be touch and go bit think its worth a go, although its up to you and your team to make your own decision, but please let me know either way. I am planning on Pandy at present and initial meet at Pandy Inn at 10:30 am. We will need to try to share lifts up if possible. SUNDAY is cancelled
« 17 April 09:39 » Hi Guys, any coaches headed to pandy tomorrow, new member 20hrs wants to fly it for 1st time. call me text me 07970 421373 steve
« 17 April 08:08 » BCC - For all those joining the team as a member or supporter the current forcast looking like Pandy for Saturday and Sunday may be off. I'm hoping to camp at Park farm Friday Sat sun Eves.
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When you‘ve been flying your hang glider or paraglider for a while, and gained the necessary experience, you may wish to consider adding an engine to your wing.

Most UK hang gliding and paragliding schools have experience of powered hang gliders (PHG) or powered paragliders (PPG or paramotors), and can help you gain the additional flying skills required, and advice on the most appropriate kit to purchase.

The South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club has 19 flying sites.

Eight of these are "Open" and can be flown by any suitably qualified and insured hang glider or paraglider pilot, the remainder are "Members Only".

Visiting pilots are welcome on any of our "Open" sites provided they meet the minimum rating requirement for that site and carry adequate third party insurance. UK pilots must be members of the BHPA.

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A full list of major events and competitions taking place in SE Wales and elsewhere at home and abroad can be found in our event and competition calendars. If you‘re looking for a bargain, or want to sell surplus flying kit, check out the SE Wales Classifieds.
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