Paragliding flight from Lewes in East Sussex to Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey!

On Friday 4th July 2008 Carlo Borsattino, Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of Flybubble Paragliding, launched his paraglider from Mount Caburn hill on the South Downs hills near Lewes in East Sussex and flew 'cross country' (XC) for four and a half hours, climbing to nearly 5000 ft above sea mean level (AMSL), eventually landing safely at the edge Sheerness town on the Isle of Sheppey, a very happy man indeed.

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More Flybubble Paragliding Students Achieve Their BHPA Ratings

The recent spate of flyable (Flybubble!) weather has meant that several of our students have managed to achieve their BHPA Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot ratings recently….

More Flybubble Paragliding Students Achieve Their BHPA Ratings


The recent spate of flyable (Flybubble!) weather has meant that several of our students have managed to achieve their BHPA Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot ratings recently.

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Sunday 15th June 2008 – Another fantastic day’s flying!

We started the day at Firle with our students managing some lovely high soaring flights, practicing slope and top landings, then the sea breeze came in so we moved to Mount Caburn….


With a fantastic run of good weather for weeks in the South East of England – much better than they have been having in France, Spain and northern parts of the UK – Sunday 15th June 2008 turned out to be another fantastic day’s flying…

We started the day at Firle where Oliver Rodbard did one ‘top to bottom’ (T2B) high flight, ending with a very nicely executed slope landing, and Jenni Fleming did one fantastic soaring and thermalling flight with a lovely top landing.

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About this course

There will be a very strong emphasis on the individual pilot on this course, which will be unique defensive-flying style, ???pilot in command??

About this course


There will be a very strong emphasis on the individual pilot on this course, which will be unique defensive-flying style, ???pilot in command??

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Suitable for you?

If you are wondering whether this trip (and course) is the right thing for you, probably the best way to know for sure would be for you to Contact Us and we can talk it over with you.

In summary, you should consider at least the following criteria??

Suitable for you?

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Cost & what’s included

PRICE FOR THE COURSE: ??500 per week

??250 deposit payable to secure place.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

– Airport transfers from & to Dalaman (on specified day & time).
– Lectures.
– SIV flight instruction by Carlo Borsattino (over radio).
– Flight briefings & de-briefings – personal & comprehensive.
– Rescue boat with Captain.

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What’s not included

We don’t include the following things in the cost of our SIV courses as the cost of them can fluctuate a lot, and we don’t try to make any money out of them from you.

– Flights. These are usually around ??180. We find the best price for flights for each trip and then reserve flights for the individual to pay for directly themselves.

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Equipment needed

You will need the following equipment for this trip:

Compulsory:
You will need to bring your own: Glider; Harness; Helmet; Reserve (recently and correctly repacked); 2m Radio (working properly and of decent quality) with ability to hear easily and talk in-flight (please test this out on the ground and in flight BEFORE you come on the trip, to make sure it works properly); Speed System (correctly fitted); Aquapac – waterproof pocket for your radio (see our shop); Adequate Travel & Medical Insurance; Flights; Sun hat & plenty of suntan lotion; A sense of humour and adventure!!

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