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Repacking

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.

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Zip Wire

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'.

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First Aid

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.


Who should attend?

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.

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When and where?

The event is taking place at the Rivermead Leisure Centre (Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8EQ) on the 26th March 2017.

Doors open at 9am and our final zip slide will take place at 5:30pm. See our provisional timeline for the day.

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How much does it cost?

The cost is £35. TVHGC members can book at a discounted rate of £30. There is a charge of £5 for an additional reserve.

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Provisional Programme

09:00 Doors open.
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.

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Rivermead Leisure Complex and Gym

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact us

In the first instance, please email: bfr@tvhgc.co.uk

The BFR is organised by the TVHGC.

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