Things for thought from PARAGLIDE HK
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Common bad traits of pilots
 1. FAIL to set one's training objective for day's flying to improve their skills or technique related to flying or ground handling.
 2. Early in flying, fail  to establish consistent routine habits for set up.
 3. Fail to take time to adjust harness properly.
 4. Fail to learn proper technique of entry into harness and therefore must alway release controls to get into harness.
 5. Enter/sit in harness too early BEFORE SAFELY clearing ridge & visa / versa failing to exit harness early enough before landing to get feet down to turn and run if necessary. 
6. Taking off in light conditions before other pilots get sufficent height. Fghtfor air space, all sink out.
7. Failing to practice ground handling.
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How do I flair out correctly?

Only all too often we see pilots with a strongly pre-braked glider go into the final approach. On landing, the brakes are only able to be pulled slightly more. The consequence is mostly a rough landing with a much too high sink rate and thrust forward. 
We recommend in the final approach to prepare the glider for landing by regulated releasing of the brake and then about 1 m above the ground to pull the brakes so that the distance to the ground is maintained as long as possible. By this gentle, slow deceleration the pilot under the glider swings easily forward: thus the lift and the energy expenditure for the landing are clearly less by the increased angle of incidence. Physically weaker pilots can land perfectly with easy tail wind. 

Important: in the final landing bring the pelvis away from the harness into a hanging position.

Which seating position is suitable for me?
Opinions differ greatly in answering this question. Even the most convinced horizontal harness enthusiasts change their minds during safety training to a sitting position. 
The more upright the position, the better can weight distributed and the better the pilot can follow impulses and the rotating motion of the canopy
All pilots are of the same opinion: sitting is security! When adjusting the harness on the ground, one must consider that in flight the wind "blows" the pilot to the rear. In order to make a realistic adjustment on the ground, we pull the hung up pilots with approximately 30 kg to the rear. That can be done best with a spring balance and a v-line, which are fastened to the lateral belts.

Launch Etiquette
As Paragliding in Hong Kong becomes more popular, we are getting more and more crowded at the Takeoff and Top Landing area. 

Internationally, there are general rules of etiquette when it comes to Launching at sites, and especially so when it is a Top Landing site like Ma On Shan and Long Kee Wan.

The following is a suggested set of rules to improve safety in Hong Kong
1.The LANDING paraglider ALWAYS has the right of way over a TAKING OFF Paraglider.

2.Do NOT Inflate your paraglider when another paraglider is landing behind - if they dont land they might fly into your wing. ( see rule 1 )

3.Do not lay out your glider on the Takeoff area unless you are clipped in and ready to take off. ( see rule 1 )

4.If you want to practice Ground Handling, do it when others are not Landing. Keep an eye open for landing paragliders ( see rule 1 )

5.Do not leave your wing on the ground if you are not clipped into it to takeoff or ground handle, bundle it up and put it outside of the Landing Area ( see rule 1 )

6.Pack up quickly after landing, get out of the way of other landing traffic ( see rule 1 )

These are just common sense and are ideas to avoid incidents and accidents.

Visiting Pilots from oversea - rem visit HKPA web site and register
Catagories: a. experienced.
                     b. new pilots / students.
What establishes who makes good pilots and that is
GROUND HANDLING. GH allows you to better feel and understand the feedback from your glider which in return helps you to interpet and respond to/with the proper feedback for the situation in the least amount of time with no second guessing. In addition this helps build confidence in control 
a. on the ground, b. flying, c. landing.

 Using the above and following, along with GOOD JUDGMENT and you will be  a GOOD, SAFE & RESPECTED PILOT.

First flight with NEW GLIDERS
It is strongly advised to practice ground handling before the first flight.
Note: For frontward take off, think to stick your elbows close to the body. This will not over stressed the wingtips and inflation will be more compact and faster.
The first flights are done far from the ground to understand the response of the toggle input in the first turns. You’ll be able then to figure out the altitude loss in the different kind of turns.
We recommend U approach for landing with NO steep banks turn close to the ground and a long final is recommended. Apply some brake to flair the ground, then fully use the brake range to stop once your
speed has been reduced.
Important point: we strongly advise against a takeoff with a partially inflated glider or without total control in pitch and roll.
 Practice again and again ground handling. It is very fun and nothing is more effective in understanding the reactions of your glider. Practicing ground handling
and kitting is best way to increase your skills for safe takeoff control, flying and landing.

NEW GLIDERS - Read the manual before using the glider. 


            RIGHT TO RIGHT
OVERTAKING while ridge soaring
  ALWAYS  turn in direction of prior pilot