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Hang Gliding & Paragliding Handbook for Australian Pilots

Second Edition now available !

A primer for the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia Exams – reference material for Restricted, Intermediate and Advanced theory exams for both Hang Glider and Paraglider pilots.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding handbook for Australian Pilots Second edition front cover image by Rob Holmes
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Born In Sligo

This is Muriel’s story and her beginnings in a village on the north west coast of Ireland. The story is about life in a large family in the early days of the 20th Century during the Irish struggle for independence and later the Irish Civil War. As a young woman in her twenties Muriel travels to Australia and on to India before the start of the second world war, narrowly missing a passage on the Athenia to New York which was the first sinking of a civilian liner in WWII with huge loss of life. Later returning to London for war work then under German aerial attack and after the war, on to South Africa via India where she settles in her first home as a married woman.