Advance SIGMA 9 Paraglider Reviews

Advance Sigma 9 review (Carlo Borsattino)

First flights review of the Advance SIGMA 9 by Carlo Borsattino, MD & CFI of Flybubble.

The Sigma 9 is an easy, solid feeling, agile XC wing with good performance for the class. Very easy ground handling, great for kiting back up the slope. The speed system is noticeably lighter than the Sigma 8; it’s also noticeably more solid on full bar.

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Flytec news

Fresh Thermals at Flytec

Dear Flytec friends

After 31 years, the time has come to pass on Flytec's management to a new generation. We are pleased to introduce today Jorg Ewald as our successor. Jorg is an active paraglider pilot with a broad technical background. For us it was important to hand over to someone who will keep our vision for the company alive.

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Flymaster – New SD Series

Flymaster – New SD Series

Flymaster is proud to present the new series of flight instruments.

Flymaster logo

The new series comprises of:

  • VARIO SD: no GPS module

  • GPS SD: for XC pilots

  • GPS SD+: includes a GSM module for Live Tracking and other safety functions

  • NAV SD: for competition pilots

  • LIVE SD: top of the range flight instrument


Compared with the previous series, the new series has a new look, more robust (new shock absorbing system which makes the display almost unbreakable), includes 6-degrees of freedom Tilt-compensated Compass and SD Card which provides extended memory.

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Flymaster – New SD Series

Flymaster is proud to present the new series of flight instruments. The new series comprises of:

  • VARIO SD: no GPS module

  • GPS SD: for XC pilots

  • GPS SD+: includes a GSM module for Live Tracking and other safety functions

  • NAV SD: for competition pilots

  • LIVE SD: top of the range flight instrument


Compared with the previous series, the new series has a new look, more robust (new shock absorbing system which makes the display almost unbreakable), includes 6-degrees of freedom Tilt-compensated Compass and SD Card which provides extended memory.

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Syride SYS’GPS review | SkyWings magazine

Andrew Craig reports on a new departure in flight instruments

As the number, size and complexity of free-flight instruments increases, it’s refreshing to find one that goes the other way. Syride’s SYS’GPS is much smaller than my old basic vario, but does a lot more.

Syride SYS'GPS

It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand; more relevantly, hook and loop fastener straps on the back allow you to attach it to your risers, a flight deck, or almost anywhere else.

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The Longest Line from Leckhampton

On 18 April 2014 (now known as Good Friday) Carlo set a new UK record for distance on an EN B wing, flying 182km (straight line) on his Gin Carrera from Leckhampton, a challenging site near Cheltenham.

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The Longest Line from Leckhampton

The Longest Line from Leckhampton

By Carlo Borsattino, CFI of Flybubble Paragliding

The weather forecasts for Friday 18th April showed it being blown out for paragliding in SE England but great for XC flying in the west of England and Wales … and so the plan to go to Leckhampton was born.

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