Flight Skills

  1. X-Lakes 2021 report (& Supair Savage feedback)

    X-Lakes 2021 report (& Supair Savage feedback)

    Long time Flybubble friend and customer Lewis John took part in the X-Lakes 2021, a hike and fly, volbiv challenge run over the weekend of 26th and 27th of June 2021. Lewis took part in the 'Day Tripper' event, which is the softer, one-day option, running in parallel to the 'Hardcore' two-day event.

  2. A fine day indeed, lovely views and feisty leesides!

    A fine day indeed, lovely views and feisty leesides!

    Long-time paraglider pilot and cross country (XC) aficionado Triantafyllos Gkikopoulos — known to his friends as Trias — recounts an exceptionally fine flight on 7th June 2021. It began from Craigmore hill above the village of Aberfoyle near Stirling, and turned out to be a new Scottish paragliding distance record. Trias begins his tale as he continues, with frank honesty.

  3. Red Bull X-Alps & Paragliding Competitions 2021

    Red Bull X-Alps & Paragliding Competitions 2021

    A brief summary of some of the main paragliding competitions for 2021 so far, starting with the mind-boggling Red Bull X-Alps extreme hike-and-fly race, several high-level standard XC race events and, ending on on the paragliding aerobatic (ACRO) side, the AcroMAX World Cup and 3rd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championships.

  4. New Paragliding Records Summer 2021

    New Paragliding Records Summer 2021

    Another summer (in the northern hemisphere), more paragliding firsts and records broken! Here's a look at a sample of incredible and inspirational flights by paraglider pilots from around the globe which caught our attention in Scotland, Finland, US, Pakistan and Spain.

  5. Flybubble Walk Climb Fly vlogs with Rob Johnson

    Flybubble Walk Climb Fly vlogs with Rob Johnson

    We're excited to present our new miniseries of mini-adventure vlogs—Flybubble Walk Climb Fly—with mountaineering instructor, paraglider pilot and guest filmmaker Rob Johnson of Filmuphigh.

  6. Flying after a layoff

    Flying after a layoff

    All pilots know that, for the best and safest flying, currency is key. So what happens after a layoff? Experienced paraglider pilot Phil Clark shares some words of wisdom to help keep you on the right flight-track and get the most out of your flying.

  7. Why People Fly — a Flybubble film

    Why People Fly — a Flybubble film

    Have you ever wondered why people fly? Our new Flybubble film celebrates the joy of free flight and the wisdom of British philosopher Alan Watts.

  8. Into the blue: flying XC on blue thermal days

    Into the blue: flying XC on blue thermal days

    Flybubble team pilot Phil Clark helps you make the most of those cloudless, blue thermal days. Learn why they happen and how to make them work for you...

  9. Flying teamwork makes freeflight dreamwork

    Flying teamwork makes freeflight dreamwork

    In this free flying cross country tips article, Flybubble team pilot Phil Clark shares with you his key learning points from an ambitious planned closed-circuit XC flying task and shows us that, done right, flying teamwork can make freeflight dreamwork.

  10. Thermal Hunting: Finding thermal sources and trigger points

    Thermal Hunting: Finding thermal sources and trigger points

    Time is running out and we must find lift, or land within minutes! Get a front row seat as we search for that elusive thermal source. Is it in the mountains or flatlands? Where will a thermal form? Where does it go? Let's find out.

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