Cross Country magazine asked me to write about my accident, recover, and return to the air.

It has been three months since my accident in Turkey. My rehabilitation has been a slow, painful, and often depressing process. I will remember them as the grey months. 

Yesterday I met with my orthopedist and he examined fresh scans. There were a number of possible complications possible during my recovery, all with unappealing consequences. I almost held my breath to hear what he saw. As he described that I was ready to walk again the relief I felt was so great I melted into a pool on the floor with a silly smile on my face. When I see him in six weeks, if I still have crutches, the nurses won't let me in. 

After my appointment, I met Gin and Torsten for lunch in English Bay. It was a glorious winter day in Vancouver with bright blue skies, snow covered mountains, and yachts in the bay. It felt so good to be with friends and talk about gliders and flying again! For the first time, in a long time, I felt at ease. 

I am honoured and humbled to become the Canadian Paragliding Champion for the second consecutive year.

GIN GLIDERS factory

April 12, 2014

An insider view of the GIN factory and its people.

Kathmandu

December 9, 2013

The GIN team is in Nepal for winter testing. This is one of the most majestic places on Earth.

November 4, 2013

Torsten was recently in Korea assisting Gin test numerous prototypes. The results are promising.

2013 Canadian National Championship

August 24, 2013

Boomerang 9 sweeps the podium.

 

1. Brett Hazlett CAN

2. Torsten Siegel GER

3. James Bradley USA

GIN Boomerang 9

June 4, 2013

First flight with the GIN Boomerang 9.

 

Immense span, fast handling, and glide that does not seem to end.

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