Flight Stories

  1. A UK Paragliding Winter's Cross Country Tale

    A UK Paragliding Winter's Cross Country Tale

    Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino recounts his February flight by paraglider from Devils Dyke in East Sussex to near Ashford in Kent and gives insights into how this exceptional flight was achieved starting, as it often does, with checking the paragliding soaring weather forecasts.

  2. SHGC Paragliding 2014 XC Season Roundup

    SHGC Paragliding 2014 XC Season Roundup

    A roundup of the Southern Hang Gliding Club (SHGC) paragliding cross country (XC) season for 2014.

  3. XC Tales: The Class War — Paragliders vs Hang Gliders

    XC Tales: The Class War — Paragliders vs Hang Gliders

    On 23/24 August 2014, two teams met to decide once and for all, who was better: Hang gliders or paragliders?

  4. All around The South Downs hills with a Paraglider

    All around The South Downs hills with a Paraglider

    Greg Hamerton went to Devils Dyke for a training flight. "For two years, the Foot or Fly course (linking all the Southern sites) has been a wind-up. I'd flown bits and pieces, walked all of it, and tried different start points, but never closed it. Only James Hope-Lang and his jammy legs had done it in a day, and there's no way I was going to run that far with that bag. But at last, I have solved the puzzle!" Here's how to do it >

  5. Paragliding Cross Country: The Longest Line from Leckhampton by Paraglider

    Paragliding Cross Country: The Longest Line from Leckhampton by Paraglider

    On 18th April 2014 Carlo Borsattino, Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of Flybubble Paragliding set a new UK paragliding record for distance on an EN B paraglider, flying 182 km straight-line from Leckhampton, a challenging site near Cheltenham on his Gin Carrera. In this article Carlo describes the flight and gives unique insights on how he achieved it.

  6. Flying Story: Winter At Cloudbase

    Flying Story: Winter At Cloudbase

    I like to be prepared. When I got my heated gloves as a prize from Flybubble last August I stashed them in the glovebox of my car, so they were there, ready for a cold snap. I mean, if they...
  7. Swing Mistral 7 v U-Turn Blacklight

    Swing Mistral 7 v U-Turn Blacklight

    Carlo Borsattino, Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of Flybubble, flew the Swing Mistral 7 and U-Turn Blacklight a good amount in varied conditions (light, strong, smooth, turbulent, dynamic, thermic) within a few weeks of each other, so could draw a very good and clear comparison between them. Carlo compares the two 'High B' wings in this article.

  8. Race Reports - Foot or Flybubble 2013

    Race Reports - Foot or Flybubble 2013

    Race reports from FOOT or FLYBUBBLE 2013 hike and fly race.

  9. Foot or Flybubble 2013

    Foot or Flybubble 2013

    We invite you to take part in the second Foot or Flybubble challenge! Using only your feet or your wing, link the selected launch sites in the closed circuit. Any day in May, June or July counts, between sunrise and sunset. The best attempt wins (longest then fastest around the course).

  10. Pilot Articles - Foot or Flybubble 2013

    Pilot Articles - Foot or Flybubble 2013

    Pilot articles from the Foot or Flybubble 2013 event. A selection of write-ups by pilots who took part in FoF 2013. For your enjoyment, learning and inspiration.

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