CRAWLEY, England February 9, 2011 Rod Buck http://www.wendywindblows.com/
Rod developed the Wendy Windblows service in the late 1980's (it started as a phone-in electronic weather station) after arriving one too many times at a hang gliding site after driving for hours to get there, only to find that the weather conditions were not conducive to flying. He wished that there was some way to find this out BEFORE leaving the house.
Wendy Windblows initially started out with subscribers paying a nominal fee for a subscription code. This code would be entered when calling the weather station to find out what the wind speed, wind direction and temperature were in the last 30 to 90 minutes at the weather station of choice. By 1994, Rod had placed over 20 weather stations at various hangliding and para-gliding locations all over England and Wales.
The internet filtered in and provided the perfect platform to display the weather conditions at the weather stations. Once again, all one needed to do was subscribe to the service in order to access the current and past weather conditions. This gave all subscribers prior knowledge of the sites and allowed them to make an informed decision as to whether or not they could engage with their adrenalin-filled sport. But this meant that the subscriber would need internet access and login details before being able to access the relevant information.
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