Check out the Muller Windsports History Video made by Nikki Janssen (daughter of our Hang Gliding Chief Instructor, John Janssen).
Find out how Hang Gliding got it’s start in Western Canada when Willi Muller decided to build a hang glider out of conduit and sail cloth… http://www.mullerwindsports.com/history
The original Windtalker phone has now been now been discontinued. A more up-to-date weather station has been installed at Cochrane to replace it.
Thanks to Keith and Dan and the instructors and pilots who contributed to pay for it.
Be sure to check it out! You can access the link via your computer or smart phone.
Stewart Midwinter had an accident last August and has been working hard with rehab at Foothills hospital since that time. There are some items that he feels would help his efforts to recover as much as possible and we thought that we would have a fundraiser to collect money that Stew can use to help his rehab.
Here is the plan:
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Weather permitting we thought that we could have target landing for hang gliders and paragliders. Or, ground handling around pylons, always entertaining.
A silent auction
BBQ around 5pm before Stewart has to go back to the hospital.
We are hoping for a fun filled afternoon, a little like the old time Cochrane Meets that we used to have before XC flying was shut down at the Cochrane Site.
Dates : May 20th to May 26th.
Location: Double Dam Golf course, near Camrose Alberta. N 52.46.700 S 112.30.200
Fees: $65.00 before April 10th, $80.00 after April 10th.
You will need a GPS , with track log, and towing experience. Please try to hook up with a tow team before the meet, this assures you will be on a rig that fits your glider, releases etc. If a tow rig has less then 4 pilots I will likely assign a pilot to your tow system.
You will also need HPAC paid up to date, a good attitude, and a big smile. These items will be checked at registration, Sunday morning.
There is camping at the golf course, and I will book a block of ten sites for us. There are hot showers and plugins for the RV’s. This will be the head quarters for the meet.
If you do not wish to camp, I would advise checking out Camrose, Bawlf or Daysland for accomodations.