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SE Wales
31 Aug - 01 Sep 2019
Paraglider Paraglider
Cross Country


Blown Away! Fabulous Flybubble report on the Mini Dragon by Greg Hamerton.

2019-09-07 20:42
Please see below the link and intro to a first class video report on the Mini Dragon from Flybubble's super talented and Greg Hamerton:

Strong wind causes paragliding accidents. But is it always dangerous? Join Flybubble Paragliding as we compete on the 'Mini-dragon' hike and fly race in extreme conditions. Learn techniques to stay safe in the mountains when paragliding in strong wind (30km/h+).

This is not intended as a 'how to do it' but more of a 'see how it works' ... this sort of guidance is seldom shared by experienced pilots (for fear of someone doing something stupid) but we'd rather you have the knowledge so you are empowered. Choose what suits your flying skills and equipment. Treat strong wind with great respect!


Mini Dragon Hike and Fly Race 2019 postponed to Fallback Date

2019-08-05 20:56
Dragon Hike and Fly Meet Director Ali Andrews provided the following update at 0945 BST on Monday 05 August 2019:

"Good Morning Everyone, I'm really sorry to have to say that I'm postponing the 2019 Mini Dragon Hike and Fly.

I've had an in depth look at the long range met and I don't think we have a chance of a task that involves any flying at all on Saturday. 

I will update again within 48 hours about our chances of racing this coming Sunday, as I think there is still a small possibility of racing, but it is more than likely that I will move the event to the fallback weekend of Saturday 31st August.

Thank you for your flexibility. I hope this message reaches you early enough to make other plans for Saturday.

Please let me know if you have any questions."


Event info

Mini Dragon Hike and Fly 2019

The first one Day Mini Dragon Hike and Fly, is to be held on Saturday 10th August 2019 with a fall-back day of Saturday 31st August.  There will be prizes and an end of event BBQ.  The entry fee will be £20 and extra BBQ tickets are available for supporters and friends for £10.  The event will be based out of the Crickhowell area and the nominal race distance will be approximately 50km.  Pilots should be BHPA Pilot rated (or equivalent), and have BHPA membership or suitable alternative insurance cover.  Any questions about the event can be forwarded to

To register for the event, please visit the Team eVol Mini Dragon 2019 webpage and buy your entry ticket.  Once you've paid please then register your entry on this site as well.

This year’s race is kindly supported by Air Design, who are providing some of our prizes and handy windsocks for some of the likely flying spots.  Team Evol is the UK supplier of Air Design products, which include outstanding hike and fly wings including the EN B Rise 3, EN C Volt 3, and EN D Hero as well as the ground breaking Susi 3 mini wing, the smallest certified hike and fly wing in the world!

Local Rules

Mini Dragon Hike and Fly 2019

The rules will be released in good time before the start of the Race.


Info about Flying here

For useful information about flying in this wonderful part of the world, please visit the websites of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association endorsed local clubs.

SE Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association:

SW Wales Soaring Club



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