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Jump for your Life

Found another really nice base jumping video…. just thought I’d like to share it with you. Enjoy…       

Ultralight Pioneer Sander Veenstra

Today, an article reproduced by kind permission of Arthur Marcel, about ultralight aviation pioneer, Sander Veenstra. Please click on the box at the top right of the post to view with Google Docs. Thank you Arthur.     

Did you even know it Existed?

Of course you’ve heard of “thinking outside the box”, right? How about “thinking outside the planet”? Once again, not exactly ultralight related, but really interesting and a bit of a puzzle…. a US X-37B spaceplane in orbit for more than 500 days, and it barely gets a mention in the press. In fact, I simply […]

Watts Bridge All-in Fly-in, 2014

As in past years, May means the All-in Fly-in at Watts Bridge, NW of Brisbane. So it was, on the last day of May, that this year’s All-in Fly-in was held. The weather was fairly benign, although sadly, low cloud kept a few potential visitors away. The cloud was down to the mountain-tops immediately east […]

Yes, we’re still here!

Hi All. I received an email from Brian G (he knows who I mean) this morning asking if he’d been dropped from the mailing list of this site. Well I have to say, I was pleased to get his email. It means, I’m happy to say, that someone reads my blog, and apparently looks forward […]

Gatton Airpark Breakfast Fly-in, 2014

Another year, and another successful Gatton Airpark Fly-in Breakfast. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect; close to zero wind, sunny but not too hot. Those who attended were treated to near-perfect flying conditions. Unfortunately, it was held on Mothers’ Day. Organisers miscalculated the date, and this is what they came up with. However, had […]

Base Jump from New Heights

How’s this for a top BASE jump? Two French guys here jump from the top of the 868 metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai, setting a new world record. You just can’t get much higher, without a balloon.     

Popular Flier Dies at Gatton Airpark

For the most part, I just do this blog for the heck of it. Just a hobby, don’t take it too seriously. But when I find myself reporting on the flying-related deaths of not just people who are known to me, but friends, it gives me an unpleasant feeling. Such is the case with the […]

LAA Sywell 2013, Day 2

Day 2 of the LAA fly-in at Sywell, Northamptonshire. Lots more pics: Yet more pics…..     

LAA Rally, Sywell, 2013

In August every year, the UK’s Light Aircraft Association (LAA) holds a fly-in; this year it’s being held in Sywell, Northamptonshire. Here’s a few piccies of of the first days’ happenings. Both Sandra & I felt that it wasn’t as busy as it has been in years past, but it was nice to look at […]