DSC Events- Talk on Wing Wizardry & PHI (The Golden Ratio)

Event: A talk by Hannes Papesh of PHI, with Carlo Borsattino and/or Greg Hamerton of Flybubble.

Location: Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club, Camphill Farm, The Cottage, Great Hucklow, Buxton SK17 8RQ

Date and Time: Friday 3rd May from 7pm onwards

Ever wondered why wings are designed in a particular way?

Why an A wing has a much higher aspect ratio than it did 10 years ago? How it is possible to make a glider with only two lines?

Or do you just fancy finding out how anyone goes about designing a wing?!

Legendary wing design wizard Hannes Papesh is coming to Camphill to share his knowledge and insights gleaned from over 30 years of designing the truly amazing gliders we enjoy flying so much.

He has a huge amount of experience and background material going back 30 years to answer any kind of question and support it with pictures, making a highly informative, interesting and unique talk!

The Speakers:

Hannes Papesh has a great reputation as a wing designer, and is held in high regard in the paragliding fraternity having been designing paragliders for nearly 30 years, during which time he has brought through some revolutionary ideas and innovations. Hannes was chief designer for Nova from 1989 until 2013. He then worked for Advance for a while, helping them to establish a new, young development team. In 2017 Hannes launched his new freeflight brand PHI (pronounced ‘Fee’) producing as well as designing his own range of wings exactly how he wants them to be.

Carlo Borsattino is the founder of Flybubble which he now co-directs with his partner Nancy Elliott. Carlo has been flying since the early 90s, flown very many wings for some thousands of hours worldwide, got sucked into the competitive side of things (competitions and XC leagues) for a while, now prefers the simple joys freeflight can bring.

Greg Hamerton has also been flying since the early 90s. He ran a busy school in South Africa before moving to the UK in 1997, where he instructed with Carlo before leaving to compete on the Paragliding World Cup circuit. He has thousands of hours airtime and has flown hundreds of wings. Greg wrote a paragliding novel, a guidebook for South Africa and published the Best Flying Sites of the Alps. He maintains the Flybubble YouTube Channel where he shares the team’s accumulated knowledge and adventures.

We hope to see you at the talk!

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