Flight Skills

  1. Paragliding "Low-airtime SIV" by Julian Rayner

    Paragliding "Low-airtime SIV" by Julian Rayner

    Having completed his basic paragliding training and qualified as a paraglider pilot through a BHPA paragliding school in the UK in the summer of 2005, Julian didn't yet feel very confident when flying. He was always conscious that, if anything went wrong, he had little clue and absolutely no practical experience of how to deal with it. He didn't understand what my glider was capable of doing and what its limits were. As a result he would fly in a state of tension, controlling the glider gingerly for fear of doing something which would cause him to fall out of the sky. Flying in this state of mind, he felt that I was exposing myself to more risk than he should. He wanted to feel safer.

    Someone suggested doing an SIV course and so he looked into it. He decided to go to Oludeniz in Turkey with Carlo Borsattino of Flybubble Paragliding. From what I'd heard, Oludeniz looked like the perfect place for SIV, with its good weather, high, nearby mountain and seaside location. And a number of people had told him that Carlo was one of the best instructors around. It didn't take long for him to realise that he'd made a good choice.

  2. Long Mynd Paragliding Open & British Paragliding Cup Final Round 2005

    Long Mynd Paragliding Open & British Paragliding Cup Final Round 2005

    The 2005 Long Mynd Paragliding Open was a four-day long-weekend event held on Long Mynd Soaring Club (LMSC) freeflight flying sites from 5th to 8th August. This also doubled-up as the final round of the British Paragliding Cup (BPC) series for the year, and turned out to be the most successful BPC round to date! Carlo Borsattino, event and series participant, and Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of Flybubble Paragliding, gives a quick round up of the event, the flying, the comp and the tasks.

  3. Cross Country Paragliding Flight from Bo Peep Hill by Carlo Borsattino

    Cross Country Paragliding Flight from Bo Peep Hill by Carlo Borsattino

    Tuesday the 7th of June proved to be a superb day's flying from Bo Peep hill, with quite a few paraglider pilots managing some challenging cross country flights, exploring the complex areas of lift around the nearby Sussex South Downs hills, and some farther a-field!...

  4. The 2004 Bleriot Cup was a 6 day event based in the Long Mynd area of Shropshire, England. British Paragliding Team members were Neil Roberts (Team Captain), Steve Pym, Simon Oliphant, Abigail Barr, Charlie Merrett, Burkitt Rudd (Team Reserve) & Flybubble Paragliding's Carlo Borsattino (Vice-Captain). Here's a report from the event, and the final results.

  5. 2 day Weekend

    2nd Round of the British Paragliding Cup 2004.

    Venue: Fort William, Scotland

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