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A Bad Day!

The day did not start well on 15th April. There must have been something in the air? At 7am, I loaded the car with toys; the paraglider and the paramotor. It was rammed full, so much so that Ben had to travel in a separate car. Diana was visiting a friend on the Isle of […]

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Flying over Hogs Back – Guildford

3rd April and I went to collect my engine. I met Ben and Laura at Barry’s field and we had fun flying low along the A31 waving to the cars! Spring is definately on the way as I did not have to wear gloves.

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Day off at Coombe Gibbet

Once again, Ben and I ‘bunked off’ work and drove down to Wiltshire. The forecast was good and we hoped to get some airtime in. The wind was northerly and so we headed for Coombe arriving at 8.45am. There was already one yellow glider in the air. It appeared to be quite windy but in […]

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The calm before the storm

For the last few weeks I have been gagging to fly my demo glider (Gradient Aspen 2) that Richard Westgate has lent me to try. On Sunday 9th March, Ben and I got up early and drove to Butser Hill, not far from Closewood. We got there at 9am and between us we managed lots […]

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Flying over Butser

Sunday 17th February, dawned a perfect day for some paramotoring practice! That morning, Di, Sebastian and I went for a lovely walk around Sheepwash Lane and around Denmead Golf course and into Creech woods. Cold, frosty and crisp with ice on the ponds. We just needed permission to take off from a local field…While I […]

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Sebastian climbs Butser!

What a wonderful weekend we have just had! Cold, crisp and sunny – Just how we like it! On Saturday, Di and I took Sebastian to Butser Hill in Hampshire. This is where I flew my radio controlled model gliders years ago with my father and these days, when the winds are northerly, I now […]

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January 2008

It’s been a while since I posted anything here. We have been busy with more important things like BABIES!!! On 9th January, Diana gave birth to the most hansom baby in the world! Of course, we would say that! He is called Sebastian Peter Clowes. More photos at http://www.dianaclowes.blogspot.com/. Here is a photo: On another […]

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Free flying at Devil’s Dyke

Ben and I took a day off on Monday as the winds were from the north blowing straight onto Devil’s Dyke down on the South Downs. My mouth was watering; as we got closer we could see about 3 gliders flying and when we arrived we got the gear out and prepared to launch. It […]

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First flight on the 4 stroke!

We spent the morning on the South Downs at the farm just down from Devils Dyke adjusting Ben’s new machine and putting it together. The wind was not in the perfect direction so we got used to ground handling with the heavy engines on our backs which felt quite strange considering we were used to […]

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Flying at Pandy – South Wales

The forecast promised us sunshine and light East North Easterly winds and so Ben and I got up at 6.30am and drove to Pandy in South Wales. It turned out to be cloudy and overcast! We wondered if it would prove to be a wasted trip! When we arrived, we met another pilot called Robert. […]