Flight Stories

  1. Paragliding: Himalayan Dreams

    Paragliding: Himalayan Dreams

    From the moment you arrive in Delhi or Amritsar the smells, sights, sounds and vibrations of India explode onto the senses. Far more than just another trip to a paragliding destination, a visit to the Himalayas takes you into a different world, one which will change you in unexpected ways. India is a vast sub-continent, an incredible fusion of culture, chaos and magic that cannot be described. It has to be experienced.

  2. The catcher in the sky

    The catcher in the sky

    Ever wondered what a cloud looks like up close? What if you could put it in a bag and take it home with you? Join us on a quest to capture the elusive cumulus cloud.

  3. Boris and the Dust Devil

    Boris and the Dust Devil

    Flybubble crew member Boris Tyszko was attacked by a vicious dust devil this summer. He made a miraculous recovery and flew away. To understand what happened and how to avoid it, let’s investigate dust devils and this incident in more detail.

  4. Zen and the Art of Freeflight

    Zen and the Art of Freeflight

    "When I return to the ground and am asked by non-flying friends how it was, I can never find a way to convey more than a tiny fraction of it; I open my mouth but am lost for words to describe the awesome beauty of climbing to 6,000 feet in a big sky or of seeing the world spread out far below me whilst still dwarfed by clouds the size of mountains …"

  5. Making the most of sea thermals on a paraglider or hang glider

    Making the most of sea thermals on a paraglider or hang glider

    Thermals over the sea? How can it be? UK winter flying can be surprisingly good. We explain how to identify a good day for sea thermals, where to look for them, and what to do with them once you find them.

  6. Flying Life: teaching Gurkhas to fly in Nepal

    Flying Life: teaching Gurkhas to fly in Nepal

    Flybubble Team Pilot Alistair Andrews shares the joys of paragliding in Nepal. "After a blinding flying season in 2015, although hopeful, I never expected 2016 to match it. Work was more intense, I spent some time overseas both flying and not, I got married and even lost my job towards the end of the season! I was very lucky to be offered a trip to Nepal to teach some Gurkhas to fly."

  7. Hang-gliding Until The Mountains End

    Hang-gliding Until The Mountains End

    Dale Lippstreu flew 268 km in South Africa on his ATOS (Class 5 rigid wing hang glider). Although longer flights are often achieved across the South African interior, this is an exceptional flight for the mountainous region of the Western Cape, where the technical challenges usually end flights well before 200 km. Dale shares some insight into achieving this flight.

  8. Just Another Little Cloud (by Vogel)

    Just Another Little Cloud (by Vogel)

    I will never forget this flight. It will always be present in my mind, during every glide and under every cloud... The cumulus looked similar to others of the day. So did its shadow and its size. I was climbing...
  9. Light wind freedom on a paraglider (or hang glider)

    Light wind freedom on a paraglider (or hang glider)

    Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino offers some tips for flying well on a paraglider (or hang glider) on light wind days.

  10. Is Everybody OK? (by Steve Empringham)

    Is Everybody OK? (by Steve Empringham)

    Is it just me, or do some aspects of paragliding strike you as, well, just a bit abnormal?

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