BOS payment deadline extended


If you have been thinking of trying the BOS, or are planning to and have just realised it's in a little over four weeks time, now is the time to sign up and pay!  The cost is then basically three rounds for the price of two.  Remember this year there is also a discount if you have a current first aid qualification.

Aerotow.UK opened up

In order to make this site more accessible, anybody can now view all published content without being logged in.  However, any such anonymous viewers will be unable to see any comments, replies, event signups, or poll results.

Cambridge Aerotow Competition 2015 - update

We have published some preliminary information in the menu under "About > CAC2015" and will update as we have news.

Thanks for all the volunteers so far, we will be in touch once we are a little more organised smiley

Cambridge Aerotow Competition 2015

The Cambridge Aerotow Competition returns for 2015! Details and registration to follow but in brief we plan the following:

- Dedicated marshalls for the day (volunteers please!)
- 30 - 40 pilots (TBD) maximum split into classes of rigid, topless, and kingposted
- Thurs 27th Aug evening arrive
- Friday 28th Aug free flying
- Sat 29th Aug to Mon 31st Aug comp days

British World Championships in Mexico

The team have started flying out, updates will be posted up on a Facebook page you will find referenced from There may also be updates on and the competition website is Should be a good timezone for live tracking this time!

British Hangies on Facebook

For those not aware, there is an active Facebook group of UK pilots headed up by Ollie and Luke called "British Hangies". Follow it at for discussions and updates on where to go flying and practical info on stuff such as harness issues.

Luke posted up a great video from the recent trip to the Peaks, worthy of a watch in HD. Go to

Introduction to competitions

I have created an article on flying in competitions for the first time. If you have any such interest, even a passing thought, please register with the bhgcomps website and have a read of Hopefully you will find this useful.

The opposite of Flatland aerotowing

Flying over Nepal after an aerotow launch

If anyone fancies aerotowing at altitude:

From: Alexander Maximov []
Sent: 27 January 2015 23:09
To: Richardson, Charlie C. (TR Technology)
Subject: from Nepal

2015 Frostbite Comp, see note from Phippsy

Hi All
Sorry about the short notice but can you please circulate information below to your members asap, long range forecast is looking promising :))

Cracking day at Bo Beep!

Everything worked yesterday, love it when a plan comes together :-)

Myself and Andy H wrapped up warm and drove down to go fly Bo Beep (forecast NNE-NE) expecting a crowd of hangies independently whipped up by Ollie and Luke. Only one other hangie there, and joined by Taka and another pilot (Neil) later. Everyone else had gone around the corner to West Firle - where they sat all day in sink, rotor, and cloud shadow from the amazing cloud street myself and Andy flew under.


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