Learn how to deploy your reserve, repack it and to refit it into your harness.
The talk is presented by a team of qualified BHPA repackers, who will then be on hand to provide further help as you pack your own reserve in the hall.
Slide down our zip wire while sitting in your harness, throw your reserve and watch it deploy behind you.
Members of the Thames Valley club will be on hand to check the reserve deploys correctly and to inspect the fixing within your harness, once you 'land'.
The dealing with accidents talk and first aid demonstration will give you guidance on what to do, and not to do, if you are dealing with an incident.
The talk covers: assessing the situation, securing the wing, calling emergency services and air ambulance, basic first aid covering broken bones, spinal and head injuries.
The day is open to all Paragliding and Hangliding pilots that are current members of the BHPA. Membership of TVHGC is not required.
We are not able to accept paramotors due to restrictions at the venue.
Most manufacturers recommend reserves are repacked at least once a year, if not more frequently. Each year we find issues on the day with kit. It's much better to find this out at the BFR rather than when you are in the air.
The event is taking place at the Rivermead Leisure Centre (Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8EQ) on the 14th January 2018.
Doors open at 9am and our final zip slide will take place at 5:30pm. See our provisional timeline for the day.
The cost is £30. There is a charge of £10 for an additional reserve.
|10:30||Repacking talk and demonstration.|
|11:00||Zip slide open.|
|12:00||First aid talk and demonstration.|
|13:30||Repacking talk and demonstration.|
|15:00||First aid talk and demonstration.|
|17:30||Last zip slide.|
A cafe is available in reception for those arriving early and can provide food and drinks throughout the day.
The leisure centre has a pay and display car park. Parking charges at time of writing are £1 for 3 hours, £2.50 upto 5 hours, £5 over 5 hours.
Reading Train Station is 20 minutes walk away or a few minutes via taxi.
The event is limited to 140 places. Registrations will close once we have hit our maximum numbers, so it is recommended to register early if you want to ensure your place.
Typically this event will be fully booked ahead of the day. We do not allow registration on the day of the event. If you have not registered for the event, please do not turn up as we have limited space at the venue.
We operate a strict no refund policy for the event. Please do contact us though, as we will operate a waiting list once the event is fully booked.
You will need your harness, and reserve; plus the reserve packing manual, and harness manual for fitting the reserve. You will also need your BHPA card, helmet and gloves. You can bring sandwiches, or purchase food at the venue. If you are driving, coins for parking are essential.
Don't panic! You can normally download this online, or chances are someone will have the same reserve so you can photocopy their manual on the day. As a last resort, there is a standard BHPA method of packing to fall back on.
Ideally we would prefer that you pay using PayPal ( you don't need a PayPal account) as this helps the automated processes to keep track of your registration. However if you absolutely can not, then please contact us for alternative payment methods.
The venue for the event does not allow any petrol or oil in the hall, so unfortunately we must exclude paramotors.
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The BFR is organised by the TVHGC.