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Pilot death at Saichia

A 47 year old visiting Japanese pilot has died after an accident at Saichia according to Apple News. He’d traveled to Taiwan from Hokkaido in a group of eight. The article says he fell from 20m above the LZ in … Continue reading

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Taiwan blocked from ICAO summit

China has the (rotating) presidency of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has used this position to pursue it’s political agenda of isolating Taiwan from the international community. China has been intent on preventing Taiwan participating in world bodies … Continue reading

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Pilot death at Puli

From local news reports a 52 year old Taichung pilot died on August 27th at Puli’s larger launch area. Apparently he had encountered turbulence shortly after take-off, had a collapse and not been able to recover before hitting the ground. … Continue reading

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More tandem accidents in Taidong

A tandem operator ended up in tree with his passenger on May 5th after launching into very strong and gusty winds. Those with a sharper eye may recognize the glider as a competition model which is not rated for tandem … Continue reading

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Wanli site closed

AKA Feitsuiwan and Green Bay, this long-established site has been blockaded by the land owner. This site was founded by a group of ex-ROCAF pilots who had traveled to Europe to learn the then-new sport of hang-gliding. They were lucky … Continue reading

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Pilot dies in Puli

Now News news item on pilot death near Puli Apple News on same accident The news item says the 57-year old Hsinchu pilot, surnamed Wu, crashed in the river bed near 塔洛灣橋, which is close to Chingjing Farm. This is … Continue reading

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Korean pilot dies in Saichia

Apple News report A 51-year old Korean pilot named Lee died on January 5th at Saichia. Reasons given for the crash are pretty speculative right now, with some witnesses suggesting a mid-air collision and a locked spiral dive led to … Continue reading

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Pilot in trees near Liukuei

Pilot rescued from high trees near Liukuei A 47-year old Japanese pilot was rescued from tall trees near Liukuei. He’d taken off in Saichia and attempted an XC to Liukuei. Luckily the pilot was not hurt and his glider could … Continue reading

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