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The Freedom of Flight

Glass Fuel Filter Failure

Airborne XT-912 (2005) TSN 680hrs.

Original Fuel Filter: Filter failure was found during an annual service, approx. 13 days after aircraft was last flown.

There appears to be fatigue of the alloy die cast core. Alloy break showed many air bubbles in the casting.

Airborne have been informed and we are awaiting feedback regarding their findings.

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Broken Wheel Spat Bracket

1). Airborne XT-912 (2005) TSN 680hrs.

2). Airborne XT-912 (2005) TSN 405.16hrs:

Pre-Flight Inspection: Give the wheel spats a gentle shake from side to side to check for any movement. If any movement is noticed, check this bracket for signs of cracking. File a defect report via the SAFA website or contact the SAFA WM Technical Manager or SAFA Operations Manager with details.

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Cracked RH Wing Adjuster Webbing Cap

Airborne XT-912 Tourer (2005) TSN 376hrs.: Stress crack radiating from the securing screw (IPC Item 10, part # 105140) found during post flight inspection. Both LH and RH leading edge tensioner assemblies (part #s 104669 and 104740) were replaced with new style parts purchased and supplied by Airborne. 2 x test flights subsequently conducted to confirm wing tuning settings.

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Seaing-Country's exhibition at Front Beach, Back Beach.

Seaing-Country's exhibition at Front Beach, Back Beach.

Seaing-Country’s successful display to engage pilots and the community – paragliders put on a show over the skies of regional Victoria in November representing the sport to thousands of spectators at the Seaing-Country exhibition at Front Beach, Back Beach. (Photo and Video Credit: Front Beach Back Beach and the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.) Learn more
HG Comps seeks revival with competitions for all levels

HG Comps seeks revival with competitions for all levels

The sport of hang gliding took off in the 1970s when flying enthusiasts sought a different hobby to get them in the air. The HG Comps runs successful competitions / events and re-invests residual funds into promoting participation in the sport. This group helps to nurture the HG sport and its competitions, as well as engage new and existing pilots through fun, easy flying opportunities. Learn more
PWC Super Final, Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

PWC Super Final, Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

From 6 to 17 December 2022 some of the World’s best pilots took to the skies above Valle de Bravo, 150km west of Mexico City, for the last event in the PWC 30th anniversary year. El Penon, Temascaltepec is a well-known venue, having hosted two Super Finals (2011 and 2015) and a World Cup (2014). Famous for its consistent and reliable flying conditions from November to May, the XC season kicks off properly in December. Learn more

Our Craft

Paragliding 

Paragliding
 

A Paraglider pilot sits in a harness below a fabric wing that holds its shape through suspension lines and air pressure.
Hang Gliding 

Hang Gliding
 

A Hang Glider pilot is suspended in a harness below a rigid wing which is usually an aluminium frame covered in a synthetic sail cloth.
Powered Paragliding 

Powered Paragliding
 

Powered Paraglider or Paramotor pilots wear a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to take off with a Paragliding wing, specifically designed for motored operations.
Microlight & PoweredHang Gliding

Microlight & Powered
Hang Gliding

Microlight trike pilots sit in a propeller-driven trike, suspended below a wing similar to a Hang Glider.
Powered Hang Gliders have a small engine contained within the harness allowing launch from flat ground.