Bulletin December 2016

Hello and welcome (Lowena dhis ha dynnargh dhis).

This month’s KHPA news:

KHPA Webmaster Andy Rogers & his partner Cheryl  move to Portugal.

Cornish business sponsors free one year subscription to XC Magazine in a free to enter musical knowledge based competition.

Editors comments:

Job done. Yes there you have it, two years and twenty four bulletins.

Looking back over the twenty four bulletins it’s incredible to see the progression in hang gliding / paragliding over that short period, with increasing exposure in business, competitions, exploration, even war. Who knows where the sport will be in fifty years time – watch this space.

In this final festive edition there’s photos galore in Club Chat, and in Safety Matters Chris Holmes has come up with the most interesting and informative film I’ve seen in ages on wave flying; a must see. But by far the best present on offer this Christmas is Russ Ogden talking to Gavin MCClurg at cloudbasemayhem.com. What a treat.

In Slippery Groper Time there is a quest for man’s red fire and also a very dubious courtship ritual.

A big thank you if you’re reading this and best wishes for the new year.

See you in the air somewhere on the planet.

Dave C.

Club Chat:

Chris B.S. Holmes enjoys the fruits of his labour at Morvah.




Parlick Fell next year anyone?


XC Fun Day.




Wyn Davies at Perranporth.



Peranuthnoe Mike C is actually Santa Claus! Who would have believed it.


Wyn Davies photos, Sennen Cove, 26th December 2016.




Slippery Groper time:

Warning! The following video is guaranteed to induce toe tapping.

Slippery Groper A.K.A. King Louie and a quest for man’s red fire video.


 “For the last time. Clubbing me unconscious is not foreplay.”img_2099

XC Mag Competition:

There are littered throughout the bulletins of 2015-2016 many musical references, some are quite obvious, and some not so obvious. To win a free years subscription to XC Magazine all you have to do is jot down the artist and song title (If there is one).

Send your answers to the email address below. The competition is open to all BHPA members and includes free P&P. Competition closes 31/12/2017. Competition Rules.

Email your entry to campbellstradesmen@gmail.com

Please write ‘xcmagcomp’ as your subject heading.

Good luck.

Safety Matters:

Spend Christmas with Russ Ogden.


Another near miss!

Paraglider Pilots tackle idiot with remote control ( It couldn’t be, could it? See July 2016 bulletin ).

Wills Wing Notice.

Harness Notice.

Lecture on wave flying.

World News: 

Adventurer of the Year nominee Antoine Gerard.


Antoine’s incredible story here.

Paragliding makes a come back in Iraq!

Parrrglider (bless) flies into Syria!! A full video report.

Sea rescue.

Next KHPA meeting:

St. Rumons Social Club. Thursday 12th January, 2017. 8 pm.

In Memoriam: 

Marge Variano (1960 – 2016).