Naviter tops the Paragliding World in 2016

It was another great year for Naviter and their paragliding team pilots! In Spring, Naviter released two new flight instruments: the Oudie 4, for ambitious paraglider pilots who want it all; and the Oudie 4 Basic, for those who don't require paragliding competition functionality. Then they integrated TopMeteo weather forecasts into their SeeYou flight software. Later in the year they became owners of the oldest and largest brand of freeflight instruments, Flytec. Naviter team pilots won many races and championships – congrats to them all, including World Champion and world record holder, Honorin Hamard.

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Safety Notice: Charly Finsterwalder Quick-Out assembly

The faulty assembly of a Quick-Out carabiner led to its accidental opening. The pilot had dismounted both of the Quick-Out's release buttons and later re-installed them in swapped positions. Swapping the release buttons is dangerous! In the instruction manual, the manufacturer points out that the release button located on the opposite side of the installation slot must not be dismounted when attaching the carabiner to the harness.

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Christmas 2016: Last Order Dates

To beat the Christmas rush and avoid disappointment leave plenty of time for delays and out-of-stock items to arrive and be shipped to you. Don't leave it to the last minute! For UK mainland orders our last posting date will be Wednesday 21 December ...

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Advance SUCCESS 4 Review

The Advance SUCCESS 4 has just arrived at Flybubble! Carlo says: "I'm very impressed by the build quality, passive safety, comfort, low weight and packing volume, practical ease of use, well thought out reserve system, attention to detail and comprehensive package of the SUCCESS 4. Although the price is high for a standard (non pod) harness, when you consider what you get for your money and that the excellent protection it offers could help prevent injury then I think the price is justified. Properly looked after, this harness could last much more than 10 years."

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Airspace win for the BHPA

Avoiding the UK airspace can be a real challenge for cross country pilots, so when restrictions are lifted it's cause to celebrate. Thanks to continued work by the BHPA and other members of the GA Alliance, the CAA has reviewed some restrictions - and they're gone! Find out where.

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Niviuk ROLLER Review

The Niviuk ROLLER is a mini wing designed to extend your flying range into high wind soaring, beyond what you can safely fly in using a standard sized paraglider. What is the handling like? And what kind of pilot is it really suitable for? We took the Flybubble demo wings out for some extensive testing.

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The future of the CONNECT 1

Flytec products were recently acquired by Naviter: most devices are in stock and development continues. The Connect 1 instrument is not part of the acquisition. It has received one last software upgrade, but further developments will be done in the developer's own time. Connect 1 pilots who don't want to wait for the development to be completed can upgrade to a heavily discounted Oudie 4 provided by Naviter.

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Flybubble News November 2016

In this edition: we applaud the new paragliding world record, explore distance flying on a hang glider, show how our buying service works, hear about the free flight physiology project, and check out wings and flying gear.

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Advance ALPHA 6 and EPSILON 8 Motor

Both the ALPHA 6 and EPSILON 8 now have DGAC paramotor certification! Thanks to their good take-off behaviour, high stability and compact shape the ALPHA 6 (EN B) and EPSILON 8 (EN B) are especially suitable for flying with a motor. Optional hybrid-risers can be ordered instead of the standard freeflight risers, which offer a choice of hang point heights and have trimmers for adjusting the flying speed, as well as to counteract the turning moments of the motor and propeller.

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