In 1967, as someone interested in aviation, I joined the group. Over time, I've produced this largely pictorial record which can act as an aviation resource. Follow the links on the left to explore ballooning further.
Hang gliding introduced me to a large tree and Spinal Injury. My mobility is now restricted, and rather than pursue aviation or other sports, I've been trying to develop my skills as a writer. Follow the links on the right to read a few of my short stories, as well as the first 3 chapters of UNDER THE WATER UNDER THE WIRE and THE MEN WHO SANK THE SYDNEY.
You can explore further, and follow my interests in Airships and their construction.
I have a section on the BASICS of FLIGHT and another on PARACHUTING around 1960 at Camden, NSW. This was before the days of Tandem Jumps. From your very first jump - you were on your own.