Behind The Pilot: Remi Pickett

In association with the British Paragliding Racing Academy, we're proud to welcome another ace pilot to the Flybubble Team! Remi Pickett is an experienced pilot from the Avon area. He enjoys flying of any kind but especially enjoys the challenges of paragliding competition. "For me it's all about the emotion and the state of mind."

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Safety Notice: Skywalk Mescal 5

A pilot reported that the seam of the webbed strap that connects the brake pulley to the riser tore during ground handling his Skywalk Mescal5. The seam may not be strong enough if it was sewn with too few stitches. This can reduce the breaking load to approx. 35 kg. This is adequate for flying, but may not be enough for ground handling in strong conditions and large deflection angles.

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Freeflight: Spectacular soaring

The silence of the lifting air, the steady support under your balanced wing, the endless landscape that is slowly revealed: soaring is spectacular. Flying at Beachy Head on the south coast of England.

Freeflight: Above the horizon

Some people belong above the horizon. You can tell which kind you are by some common telltales. If you know the current wind direction, and which day will be sunny this week, you probably need to get into the blue bit rather soon.

Wingtips: Clouds that suck

Small cumulus clouds can indicate lift, but large ones can suck you up and spit you out as an iceblock. How can you tell which ones are safe? ‘Wider than it is tall’ is a good rule of thumb. Look at the top: if it’s crisp and towering, stay away. Look at the shadow: if it’s bigger than you’d expect, the cloud has hidden vertical development.

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Freeflight: Transform your life

The places you see, the journeys you take, the friends you make, the way you’ll be: flying transforms your life. Tenerife is a popular winter escape for European pilots, offering thermic flying and scenic exploration.

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Freeflight: Levitate!

Flying can be a brief escape from a busy life crammed with other responsibilities. Finding the time to fly is part of the challenge, but you’ll be richly rewarded. Don’t wait, levitate!

Ozone FREERIDE (Paramotor Wing)

The Ozone FREERIDE is a fun and efficient high performance paramotor wing offering efficiency, precision, maneuverability, speed, stability, comfort, and maximum fun! It is designed for experienced and advanced PPG pilots who are seeking a competition wing with more dynamic characteristics than the Speedster 2, whilst being less demanding and more accessible than the Viper 4. 

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