Wind direction at Apollo Bay generally moves in a constant cycle around the compass rose in an anti-clockwise direction. It can stay from one direction for days, and sometimes pass through various points on the compass with no pause at all. Last Friday morning the pressure patterns were configured and moving such that forecasters predicted … Continue reading Early Morning Flight, an Easterly Blow and a Koala
Category: Hang Gliding
Hang Glider Pilots Fly Bells Beach to Apollo Bay
This coastal run was first done in 1990. As far as I am aware, only high performance hang gliders have done the run. A small number of experienced pilots have, for some years now, been doing this flight whenever conditions permit. Some have logged an impressive number of successful completions of the flight. But while … Continue reading Hang Glider Pilots Fly Bells Beach to Apollo Bay
Wildlife around Apollo Bay. Hang gliding over the Bay.
Apollo Bay sits between the foothills of the Otway Ranges and the ocean. There remain many pockets of pristine cool temperate rainforest in these hills, which are home to all manner of reptiles, animals and birds. The wildlife photos below were all chance encounters. Sightings such as those recorded in these photos are not uncommon … Continue reading Wildlife around Apollo Bay. Hang gliding over the Bay.
Hang gliding over the Great Ocean Road coast
Spion Kop, a few kms west of Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road (in Victoria, Australia), is a well established launch site for hang gliders and paragliders. It is located at the low end of a ridge (160 feet above sea level) near where Moggs Creek flows across the beach into the sea. It's … Continue reading Hang gliding over the Great Ocean Road coast
My First Soaring Flight after a 12 year break from Hang Gliding
The first time my feet left the ground with a hang glider above me was in December 1978. Over the years I have enjoyed some long periods of frequent hang gliding, and I have also had some protracted breaks from the sport for various reasons. My most recent break from hang gliding lasted 12 years. … Continue reading My First Soaring Flight after a 12 year break from Hang Gliding