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Popular Science Lectures on “Weather and Recreational Aviation Sports”

Two sessions of popular science lectures on "Weather and Recreational Aviation Sports" were held in December 2003 and February 2004 for those interested in aviation sports activities. About a hundred enthusiasts attended the lectures to share the experience of recreational flying in Hong Kong.

In the lectures, guest speakers from the Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society and the Hong Kong Paragliding Association introduced to the participants the basic principles and skills of radio-controlled gliding and paragliding. The Observatory presented the newly launched "Weather Information for Aviation Sports" webpage ( and other webpages with weather information relevant to these activities.

Figure 1. Mr. Steve Yancey of the Hong Kong Paragliding Association shared his flying experience with the audience.

Figure 2. A local paraglider in action at Shek O – a favourite site for aviation sports.