Simon Steel (Flybubble Crew)

Simon Steel has years of experience flying the South Downs. He can usually be seen above Mount Caburn or Devil’s Dyke, circling high up. He is an Advanced Pilot (BHPA) and Dual Rated (tandem pilot) with well over 1000 hours of airtime. He loves cross country flying but he is cautious (and wise) so he likes light wind days, finding thermals and getting high in the flats.

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Greg Hamerton (Flybubble Crew)

Greg has been flying paragliders since 1992. He ran a busy school in South Africa before moving to the UK in 1997, where he instructed with Carlo before leaving to compete on the Paragliding World Cup circuit. He has over 2500 hours airtime and has flown over 200 wings in the course of writing reviews.

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All Around The South Downs

Greg Hamerton went to Devils Dyke for a training flight. "For two years, the Foot or Fly course (linking all the Southern sites) has been a wind-up. I'd flown bits and pieces, walked all of it, and tried different start points, but never closed it. Only James Hope-Lang and his jammy legs had done it in a day, and there's no way I was going to run that far with that bag. But at last, I have solved the puzzle!" Here's how to do it >

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The Longest Line from Leckhampton

On 18 April 2014 (now known as Good Friday) Carlo set a new UK record for distance on an EN B wing, flying 182km (straight line) on his Gin Carrera from Leckhampton, a challenging site near Cheltenham.

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Memory-Map OS 1:50k GB 2014 HD

High definition OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps for the whole of Great Britain. Use these detailed OS maps to plan walks, mountain bike trails, print your own maps and program routes and waypoints into a GPS.

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