Mad dogs and Englishmen

By: snowgood

Nov 13 2016

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Category: adventure, aircraft, South Downs Way

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There’s a bitter wind down on the Sussex coast today, but the sun has been out all day.

I decided to go and investigate the terrain further along the South Downs Way. Hopefully before the year’s out I’ll make the 100 mile trip on my Trek.

It’s quite some time since I’ve seen the Devils Dyke hang gliders out in force, but today conditions must have been ideal – they were everywhere.

The majority run delta wings, although some have long spindly glider like wings with a tail fin for good measure.

Watching them do their safety checks before running downhill and into the breeze makes you wonder about the thin line between an adrenaline rush, and terminal descent.

Some of the bigger hang gliders have a solid A Frame, which is man enough to suspend two people on one flight.

Roz wasn’t keen on giving it a try, but I’d be happy to try on a warm day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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