Flight Skills

  1. Thermaling tips - part 3 (Carlo #2)

    Thermaling tips - part 3 (Carlo #2)

    Continue the thermaling tips series with Carlo Borsattino as he searches through the air currents in Colombia to find the best lift. Learn how to identify the best part of the thermal and work with other pilots.

  2. Thermaling tips - part 2 (Carlo #1)

    Thermaling tips - part 2 (Carlo #1)

    In this second episode, Carlo Borsattino provides in-flight commentary as he tries to climb out on his paraglider. Learn from an expert thermaler how to look out for lift, identify the best part of the thermal, work with other pilots, and much more.

  3. Thermaling tips for paraglider pilots (Nancy & Carlo)

    Thermaling tips for paraglider pilots (Nancy & Carlo)

    Join Flybubble Paragliding for some thermaling tips for beginner paraglider pilots. Fresh from a week in the beautiful Colombian sky, Nancy Elliott shares her advice on circling techniques, finding the core, catching surges, going on glide, staying calm, using instruments, clouds, weightshift turns and harness control.

  4. 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.

  5. 10 Tips for Progressing in XC

    10 Tips for Progressing in XC

    Paragliding is fantastic, but it can also be very frustrating. Flying cross country tests your skills to the limit, but when you make a wrong decision the learning stops (and the long walk/bus/hitch/donkey ride begins). If only I'd stayed up a bit longer, I'd have learned ... who knows how much more? In the spirit of sharing my experiences to accelerate your learning, here are the main things I picked up during the year.

  6. XC Secrets: Getting in close

    XC Secrets: Getting in close

    The closer you are to the terrain, the less time you have to react. Keep that in mind as we discuss ‘scratching’: it’s entirely your choice, and you can control how much danger you expose yourself to when cross country flying. You’ll see many experienced pilots flying really close to the terrain because it’s sometimes the only way to stay up, so let’s have a look at how to do it safely.

  7. Paraglider Control: Grab that BRAKE!

    Paraglider Control: Grab that BRAKE!

    The brakes offer a direct link to the paraglider. How you hold them affects your power, control and safety. In this article we discuss some options for your brake grab and demonstrate the best technique.

  8. 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.

  9. Cross country skills: thermal search

    Cross country skills: thermal search

    Leaving the hill is the foundation of cross country flying, and the hardest part to learn. Join Flybubble Paragliding for a narrated tutorial guiding you through the slow process of leaving the hill. Search. Circle. Fly away.

  10. Paragliding site analysis (Mount Caburn)

    Paragliding site analysis (Mount Caburn)

    Continuing our series on risk analysis at flying sites, we present Mount Caburn: a small hill often flown in strong wind. You might never fly at this particular site, but understanding the airflow will help you to analyse similar sites. 

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