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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 a very dangerous XC route with no safe landing places for several kilometers in very […]

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 the fatal crash, while others suggest a collapse and recovery gone wrong.

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 be removed from the trees.

Diving in Palau 2014

Finally went to Palau…

Yehma club negligence costs NT$630,000 for injuries

Apple News article Back in summer 2011 a Yehma club instructor surnamed Liu had a mid-air collision at Green Bay with another glider, resulting in a crash and multiple broken bones for his female passenger. Finally Ms. Lin had her day in court where she won NT$630,000 in damages for herself, the court having decided […]

Green Bay pilot crashes onto TV news

A pilot at Green Bay crash landed on the main road on the coast while apparently trying to land on the beach, and made it onto TV news. The pilot can be seen attempting a landing either on or next to the road when a car approaches, sounding his horn. The pilot then over-controls the […]

Lunar New Year 2014

Philippines again, this time Dauin and Apo Island.

Saipan December 2013

Another trip to see our friends in Saipan, this time just me and Marylyn. This is the first time we’ve been out to Saipan and Tinian in ‘winter’, and the northern sites in particular are very different at this time of year.