Flight Skills

Explore our knowledge base of articles and videos about flying techniques, cross country secrets, flight stories and safety tips. If you’re a keen pilot, why not subscribe to our newsletter for our free monthly round-up? Also check out the Flybubble YouTube Channel to get notification of our latest free-flying videos. We often expand our videos with written reports and articles. Choose a category below to get started, or use the Knowledge Base menu.

Pilot progression

It’s a long road, from ground zero to cloudbase hero, so we’ve collected advice and information related to the progression, from low-airtime pilot tips to BHPA Pilot rating and beyond. Read our pilot progression posts

Also watch our paragliding tips videos:

Paraglider control

Learn vital skills like active flying, how to launch in strong winds, using outer brake or finding your stall point. The more control you have, the more you can enjoy this wonderful sport. Read our paraglider control posts

Also watch our paraglider control videos:

Flight stories

Sometimes the best way to share a skill is to share a story: from short trips to the coast to grand bivi flying adventures. We love to share what we love! We always try to embed nuggets of flying lore into these tales, analysing tactical decisions, route options and weather phenomena to help you learn principles you can apply in your own flying. Read our flight stories posts

Also watch our flying inspiration videos:

Flying safety

Articles relating directly to safety roost under this roof, like how to reduce risk, pre-flight checks, reserve parachute throwing, thermals and traffic and safer launch stance. Read our flying safety posts

Also watch our flying safety videos:

XC secrets

Tips on cross country flying, gathered from our many years of trying to stay airborne for as far as possible. These are aimed at the more advanced pilots who are wanting to progress beyond the ridge lift, break the first 50, 100 or even 200 km mark. If you’re just starting out, absorb all of the Paraglider Control and Flying Safety stuff first, so you’ve got a strong foundation. Read our XC secrets posts

Also watch our XC secrets videos

Competition flying

Competition pilots often fly so fast it’s hard to see what they’re doing 😉 but we capture our team pilots from time to time and don’t let them out of the cage until they’ve shared all their secrets. We have a Competition Flying Guide for first timers, as well as competition reports from our team pilots. Read our competition flying posts

Also watch Flybubble team pilot videos:

Brought to you by Flybubble

Flybubble - Your paragliding freeflight experts. Equipment specialists.

Like what we do? The best way to support us is to buy gear from us. Also recommend us and be a patron. Thank you!