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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Archived Skywings Articles

The following selection of Skywings articles are available for download from this website. These are provided for historical interest. Links included in these articles may no longer be valid and older articles may contain technical advice or information that has been superseded. Pilots should therefore interpret older material with caution.

We now also publish a complete online version of Skywings magazine. Magazine issues currently available in this format can be downloaded on our Skywings Page.

Issue Date Page Article Title File File Size
September 2015 04 The safety net 2015_09_04_Skywings_The-safety-net.pdf182k
August 2015 38 Back in the saddle after eight years 2015_08_38_Skywings_Back-in-the-saddle-after-eight-years.pdf949k
August 2015 14 NOTAMs and CANP 2015_08_14_Skywings_NOTAMs-and-CANP.pdf193k
July 2015 34 How to choose the right paraglider pt2 2015_07_34_Skywings_How-to-choose-the-right-paraglider-pt2.pdf818k
June 2015 30 How to choose the right paraglider pt1 2015_06_30_Skywings_How-to-choose-the-right-paraglider-pt1.pdf862k
June 2015 12 That chain of errors thing 2015_06_12_Skywings_That-chain-of-errors-thing.pdf145k
May 2015 40 The inner game of understanding risk 2015_05_40_Skywings_The-inner-game-of-understanding-risk.pdf600k
April 2015 30 Airspace and navigation 2015_04_30_skywings_Airspace-and-navigation.pdf729k
April 2015 14 A popular misconception, I hit sinking air! 2015_04_14_Skywings_A-popular-misconception,-I-hit-sinking-air!.pdf82k
November 2014 04 EN lightenment revisited 2014_11_04_Skywings_EN-lightenment-revisited.pdf357k
September 2014 04 EN lightenment 2014_09_04_Skywings_EN-lightenment.pdf550k
August 2014 41 Day in the life of the Alps 2014_08_41_Skywings_Day-in-the-life-of-the-Alps.pdf1510k
August 2014 20 Kobo XCSoar lessons learned 2014_08_20_Skywings_Kobo-XCSoar-lessons-learned.pdf2399k
August 2014 08 Calling help in an emergency 2014_08_08_Skywings_Calling-help-in-an-emergency.pdf104k
June 2014 04 A glider too far 2014_06_04_Skywings_A-glider-too-far.pdf183k
April 2014 32 Sea breeze friend or foe 2014_04_32_Skywings_Sea-breeze-friend-or-foe.pdf1120k
November 2013 4 Out in front 2013_11_4_Skywings_Out-in-front.pdf169k
November 2013 40 Flight decks 3 2013_11_40_Skywings_Flight-decks-3.pdf1268k
November 2013 33 Spiral dives 2013_11_33_Skywings_Spiral-dives.pdf3078k
October 2013 36 Flight decks 2 2013_10_36_Skywings_Flight-decks-2.pdf1498k
August 2013 36 Flight decks 1 2013_08_36_Skywings_Flight-decks-1.pdf516k
July 2013 4 Sharing the air 2013_07_4_Skywings_Sharing-the-air.pdf148k
July 2013 34 Mental preparation and attitude 2013_07_34_Skywings_Mental-preparation-and-attitude.pdf1870k
June 2013 36 Perfect wall or not at all 2013_06_36_Skywings_Perfect-wall-or-not-at-all.pdf811k
June 2013 22 How to be a better pilot 17 2013_06_22_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-17.pdf1069k
May 2013 24 How to be a better pilot 16 2013_05_24_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-16.pdf715k
May 2013 16 Accuracy circuit planning 2013_05_16_Skywings_Accuracy-circuit-planning.pdf2003k
March 2013 16 Accuracy windspeed penetration check 2013_03_16_Skywings_Accuracy-windspeed-penetration-check.pdf1501k
February 2013 36 How to help new pilots 2013_02_36_Skywings_How-to-help-new-pilots.pdf3009k
February 2013 24 How to be a better pilot 15 2013_02_24_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-15.pdf5616k
January 2013 26 How to be a better pilot 14 2013_01_26_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-14.pdf549k
January 2013 20 GPS height v altitude 2013_01_20_Skywings_GPS-height-v-altitude.pdf392k
December 2012 26 How to be a better pilot 13 2012_12_26_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-13.pdf3195k
November 2012 34 How to be a better pilot 12 2012_11_34_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-12.pdf991k
October 2012 30 How to be a better pilot 11 2012_10_30_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-11.pdf486k
September 2012 30 How to be a better pilot 10 2012_09_30_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-10.pdf1158k
August 2012 20 How to be a better pilot 9 2012_08_20_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-9.pdf4511k
July 2012 36 How to be a better pilot 8 2012_07_36_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-8.pdf865k
June 2012 36 How to be a better pilot 7 2012_06_36_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-7.pdf632k
May 2012 42 How to be a better pilot 6 2012_05_42_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-6.pdf996k
April 2012 26 How to be a better pilot 5 2012_04_26_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-5.pdf958k
March 2012 24 How to be a better pilot 4 2012_03_24_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-4.pdf1241k
March 2012 16 RASP demystified 2012_03_16_Skywings_RASP-demystified.pdf1996k
February 2012 38 Tips for newbies 2012_02_38_Skywings_Tips-for-newbies.pdf4879k
February 2012 36 Speed flying now 2012_02_36_Skywings_Speed-flying-now.pdf607k
February 2012 26 How to be a better pilot 3 2012_02_26_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-3.pdf742k
February 2012 14 Propellerhead prior planning prevents poor performance 2012_02_14_Skywings_Propellerhead-prior-planning-prevents-poor-performance.pdf1706k
January 2012 32 How to be a better pilot 2 2012_01_32_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-2.pdf1052k
December 2011 34 How to be a better pilot 1 2011_12_34_Skywings_How-to-be-a-better-pilot-1.pdf773k
November 2011 40 Thermal structure and behaviour 2011_11_40_Skywings_Thermal-structure-and-behaviour.pdf834k
October 2011 36 Can you learn acro when you are 40 and live in Bolton 2011_10_36_Skywings_Can-you-learn-acro-when-you-are-40-and-live-in-Bolton_.pdf4827k
May 2011 36 Good things come to those who train 2011_05_36_Skywings_Good-things-come-to-those-who-train.pdf1994k
March 2011 44 To SIV or not to SIV 2011_03_44_Skywings_To-SIV-or-not-to-SIV.pdf408k
March 2011 34 Classic 100s 2011_03_34_Skywings_Classic-100s.pdf1425k
July 2010 02 Propellerhead low flying 1 2010_07_02_Skywings_Propellerhead-low-flying-1.pdf2548k
June 2010 42 Choosing a glider 2010_06_42_Skywings_Choosing-a-glider.pdf825k
April 2010 34 Thermalling 2010_04_34_Skywings_Thermalling.pdf630k
April 2010 20 Target approached in hill airflows 2 2010_04_20_Skywings_Target-approached-in-hill-airflows-2.pdf354k
April 2010 04 Less is more 2010_04_04_Skywings_Less-is-more.pdf377k
March 2010 34 Choosing a harness 2010_03_34_Skywings_Choosing-a-harness.pdf1080k
March 2010 24 Target approaches in hill airflows 1 2010_03_24_Skywings_Target-approaches-in-hill-airflows-1.pdf176k
February 2010 26 Harness set up and glider control 2010_02_26_Skywings_Harness-set-up-and-glider-control.pdf749k
December 2009 09 Parachute packing warning 2009_12_09_Skywings_Parachute-packing-warning.pdf422k
November 2009 05 Harness chest strap setting 2009_11_05_Skywings_Harness-chest-strap-setting.pdf123k
March 2009 28 How to choose a new paraglider 2009_03_28_Skywings_How-to-choose-a-new-paraglider.pdf358k
July 2008 36 The infinite tumble 2008_07_36_Skywings_The-infinite-tumble.pdf748k
May 2008 41 The polar curve 2008_05_41_Skywings_The-polar-curve.pdf180k
May 2008 36 Thinking for two 2008_05_36_Skywings_Thinking-for-two.pdf1603k
April 2008 38 The third way 2008_04_38_Skywings_The-third-way.pdf690k
January 2008 28 Trust your inner eagle 2008_01_28_Skywings_Trust-your-inner-eagle.pdf661k
August 2007 51 Understanding the Alps 5 2007_08_51_Skywings_Understanding-the-Alps-5.pdf1187k
July 2007 54 Understanding the Alps 4 2007_07_54_Skywings_Understanding-the-Alps-4.pdf643k
June 2007 54 Understanding the Alps 3 2007_06_54_Skywings_Understanding-the-Alps-3.pdf243k
May 2007 70 Understanding the Alps 2 2007_05_70_Skywings_Understanding-the-Alps-2.pdf246k
May 2007 58 Most improved pilot 2007_05_58_Skywings_Most-improved-pilot.pdf875k
May 2007 52 Spreading your wings 2007_05_52_Skywings_Spreading-your-wings.pdf219k
May 2007 50 General info for the aspiring pilot 2007_05_50_Skywings_General-info-for-the-aspiring-pilot.pdf164k
May 2007 48 The 2007_05_48_Skywings_The PLF.pdf903k
May 2007 44 Buying the right glider 2007_05_44_Skywings_Buying-the-right-glider.pdf568k
May 2007 43 Weather to fly 2007_05_43_Skywings_Weather-to-fly.pdf193k
May 2007 42 Flying in moving air 2007_05_42_Skywings_Flying-in-moving-air.pdf177k
May 2007 40 Collision avoidance 2007_05_40_Skywings_Collision-avoidance.pdf134k
May 2007 36 How a glider flies 2007_05_36_Skywings_How-a-glider-flies.pdf430k
May 2007 32 Pre flight checks 2007_05_32_Skywings_Pre-flight-checks.pdf225k
May 2007 28 Starting out 2007_05_28_Skywings_Starting-out.pdf662k
April 2007 54 Understanding the Alps 1 2007_04_54_Skywings_Understanding-the-Alps-1.pdf267k
March 2007 18 Basic paragliding accuracy target aproach 2007_03_18_Skywings_Basic-paragliding-accuracy-target-aproach.pdf335k
February 2007 38 Ride the wild wild wind 2007_02_38_Skywings_Ride-the-wild-wild-wind.pdf809k
Skywings Articles last updated: 06 June 2018