About Us - Peter Aitken & Byron Bay Lennox Head Hang Gliding

PETER'S HISTORY

 

Past sponsors

  • Varnet sunglasses
  • Dick smith -Australian Geographic
  • Enterprise Wings Hang Gliders
  • Moyes Delta Gliders
  • Started hang gliding in 1982 on the sand dunes at Byron Bay.

Competition results

 

  • 1987 Most improved award at Eungella QLD Finished 10th out of a field of 90 pilots placed directly behind the complete Australian team.
  • 1987 2nd B grade NSW titles, Killarney.
  • 1988 3rd A grade NSW titles, Killarney.
  • 1988 Flying assistant to Australian Team, World Masters, Mt Buffalo, Vic
  • 1989 Personally broke world assent record climbing from 150ft to 19700ft in less than fifteen minutes in the Owens valley, California, USA. Maxed out at 22000ft later on!
  • 1989 3rd Australian in Australian Championships
  • 1989 5th Forbes flatlands, Tumut, NSW
  • 1989 5th Engella, Qld.
  • 1990 2nd Canungra Classic, QLD.
  • 1990 1st Bogon Cup, Vic.
  • 1990 20th World Championships, Govenador Valaderes, Brazil.
  • 1991 10th USA nationals, Dinasore, Colorado ,USA.

 

Qualifications

  • 1986 Began Teaching Hang Gliding as an apprentice with Ian Hird at Head Wind Hang Gliding Byron Bay.
  • Chief Flying Instructor for the Hang Gliding Federation Of Australia.
  • 5 instructor seminars to date.
  • Wrote the syllabus for tandem hang gliding for the HGFA's operations manager.
  • Level one coach with the Institute of Sport Australia.
  • 9000 hours flying time.
  • 7500 tandem flights.
  • OH&S qualifications, green card.
  • Senior first aid certified.
  • Pro-flyte Byron/Lennox Hang Gliding established 1991.

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Peter Aitken soaring at high altitude

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Hugh Jackman and Peter Aitken after an awesome day hang gliding at Lennox Head

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