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  1. Flying Forecasts With Airspace And Notams!

    Flying Forecasts With Airspace And Notams!

    Our developer Caedmon Mullin has released a great new feature on our freeflight forecasting tool, to help you plan your next epic flight. Flybubble Weather now shows AIRSPACE and NOTAMS!

  2. PHI is taking flight!

    PHI is taking flight!

    Nancy and Carlo met up with the PHI team at the Coupe Icare Expo 2018. Hannes Papesh's young company has already proved to be a big hit amongst both pilots and schools. One thousand gliders produced in its first year is...
  3. Supair DELIGHT 3 paragliding harness review

    Supair DELIGHT 3 paragliding harness review

    The Supair DELIGHT 3 is a lightweight pod harness with a fairly upright seating position which makes it easy to transition to for pilots unfamiliar with the reclined style of harness. With the traditional rear position for a reserve parachute and a simple ‘get-up’ leg strap design it is easy to get into and prepare for launching. It has a well-finished look and eye-catching style, but what is it really like in the air?

  4. Woody Valley GTO LIGHT paragliding harness review

    Woody Valley GTO LIGHT paragliding harness review

    The Woody Valley GTO LIGHT is a sleek pod harness with an aerodynamic tail fin, designed to be a comfortable ride for cross country pilots despite being lightweight. It takes a whopping 2kg off the weight of its predecessor, the X-ALPS GTO (5kg). We test the stability, agility and piloting features and analyze the strengths and weaknesses to help you make an informed decision. Is this the right paragliding harness for you?

  5. Safety Note: Supair ALTIRANDO 3 harness

    Safety Note: Supair ALTIRANDO 3 harness

    If you have an ALTIRANDO harness from Supair, please take note! Two safety issues have been identified relating to the reserve parachute rotating inside its pocket and possible damage to the reserve pocket. 

  6. Where does the wind come from?

    Where does the wind come from?

    A good pilot knows where the wind comes from. Always! The wind direction determines your flight path, it dictates where the turbulence areas are, and it reduces your landing speed to survivable levels (if you’re smart enough to line up your landing into wind). Let’s explore air speed, wind speed and ground speed to clear up one of the hardest concepts in freeflight.

  7. Lightweight Tandem HIKE & FLY setups

    Lightweight Tandem HIKE & FLY setups

    Hike & Fly is a great way to explore: spend the morning ascending a new peak, spend the afternoon flying around, and finally, back down. But what if you want to take a friend, to enjoy the experience? Go easy on your pack-mule with these lightweight tandem Hike & Fly kit lists.

  8. How to fix a cravatte on your paraglider!

    How to fix a cravatte on your paraglider!

    A cravatte is a nasty kind of collapse, where the fabric of the wingtip becomes trapped in the lines. This can cause a significant turn towards the cravatted side, which if left unchecked will become a rather radical spiral dive. Let's look at how they are caused, how to prevent them, and what to do when you've got one.

  9. Safety Notice: Woody Valley X-Rated7 reserve elastics (1) 22.08.2018

    Safety Notice: Woody Valley X-Rated7 reserve elastics (1) 22.08.2018

    The elastic loops securing the reserve pins gradually tend to overextend, eventually compromising the reserve deployment of the XR7. There's a risk of one elastic loop looping over the other. A simple fix is recommended: make sure the elastics are no longer than 8 cm. Download the full safety notice (pdf).

  10. Advance AXESS 4 paragliding harness review

    Advance AXESS 4 paragliding harness review

    The Advance AXESS 4 is an all-rounder designed for beginners but equally suited to recreational pilots who want a straightforward harness with trouble-free handling. With a low packed volume and simple features, it offers good protection and reassuring feeling of balanced control through the seatboard.

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