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Big Walker is a hidden jewel of a flying site in the mountains of SW Virginia. A 30 mile NW facing ridge offers potential for long ridge runs, great altitude gains, and proven "over the back" XC potential. This article appeared in the August 2015 issue of the USHPA magazine.
This article contains information and reflections based on having owned a powered harness for 5 years, together with "what I wish I had known" from other FLPHG pilots. It appeared in the February, 2007 issue of Hang Gliding Magazine
This introductory article to flying powered harnesses appeared in the October, 2001 issue of Hang Gliding Magazine. It discusses the basics of powered harnesses and flying them and includes information on flphg (foot launched powered hang glider) harness manufacturers and suitable gliders.
This article is a summary of ideas from many different pilots on how to go about learning to fly a powered harness. It appeared in the March, 2002 issue of Hang Gliding Magazine
This article appeared in the August 1990 issue of Hang Gliding Magazine. It discusses the importance of body position and technique in achieving a crisp flare, and presents a visualization technique to help improve landings.
This appeared as a two-article series in the July and August 1986 issues of Hang Gliding Magazine. It is an excellent piece on all phases of the landing from approach to flare, and techniques to use when things don't go as planned. Posted by permission of the author.
This appeared in the June 1989 issue of Hang Gliding Magazine. It presents some calculations on the compression (column) strength of control bar down-tubes, and the degree to which strength is affected by a bend in the tube.
(updated March 25, 2022)