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A light wind day in mid-May at Bell Hill, north Dorset, England, saw height gains to cloud base by some, while others struggled to avoid going down to the bottom landing fields. Meanwhile, paragliding training was carried out at the west end of the launch slope.

Paraglider pilots undergoing training at Bell Hill

New paraglider pilots undergoing training at Bell Hill

Paragliding at Bell Hill, north Dorset, England, in mid-May

Paragliding at Bell Hill, north Dorset, England, in mid-May


Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

The foreshortening effect of distance causes these situations to appear more dire than they are.

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Prayer time

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Mark checks out some gardens

Mark of the Devon & Somerset Condors in his high performance rigid hang glider at Bell Hill

Getting ready to land


Here, a visiting pilot in a vintage Airwave Klassic flex-wing hang glider, after struggling to find lift, struggles to find space to land in.

Visiting pilot in a vintage Airwave Klassic flexwing hang glider

Klassic approach

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