Flight Stories

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Unknown

    Unknown

    I wanted to test myself against the desert. To travel by paraglider over the harshest part of South Africa, solo, self-supported. To feel like a bird. To be free. But the desert is dry, and ancient … and it doesn’t care.

  8. The Flybubble Challenge 2019

    The Flybubble Challenge 2019

    The concept was to fly or hike around most of the Southern sites in a day, a 65km course that would be challenging for everyone. The forecast was for moderate northerly winds and good thermals. Carlo shares his insights from his winning route.

  9. Sailing in the Sky (X-LAKES 2019)

    Sailing in the Sky (X-LAKES 2019)

    The forecast was normal for the Lake District – in other words, dire warnings of rain and wind. But I’d arranged time off for the weekend and Team South partner Andy was up for a long drive, so we set off for The Flight Park in Keswick.

  10. Filming and Flying: Touched by Sunshine

    Filming and Flying: Touched by Sunshine

    Here's a little bit of sunshine to brighten up your day, and a bit of insight into the filming process that we use here at Flybubble.

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