Flight Skills

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Race Reports - Foot or Flybubble 2013

    Race Reports - Foot or Flybubble 2013

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

  4. When soaring, it's safest to keep all turns away from the hill. But for XC you need to thermal, and effective thermaling requires circling. When you're close to the terrain, you can be caught by the 'downwind devil', especially in strong wind. This has caught out many pilots over the years, pilots who knew the theory and yet still made the mistake. It might not be as simple as it seems. Don't let it catch you!

  5. Low & Under from High & Over

    Low & Under from High & Over

    Team pilot Ruth Churchill Dower recounts a high altitude incident in the Himalaya. A sudden updraught led to a stall and cascade. Despite having two reserve parachutes, Ruth lost 1000ft trying to fix the wing and landed in a tailslide on a precipitous ridgetop perch, luckily mostly unscathed. It makes a cracking story, and there's a good deal to learn about managing mayhem and your personal reserve deployment throwing height.

  6. Foot or Flybubble 2012

    Foot or Flybubble 2012

    We invite you to take part in the inaugural Foot or Flybubble Challenge!

    Using only your feet or your wing, link every SHGC launch site in the closed circuit. Any day in July counts, between sunrise and sunset. The best attempt wins (longest then fastest around the course).

    It's like the X-Alps, only there's no Alps, and it's not nearly that X.

    It's a great opportunity to learn about the Southern sites, to discuss the route choices, share tips, speculate and of course attempt your own inspiring flights and applaud your friends!

    Foot or Flybubble. Are you up for the challenge?

  7. Blorenge Birthday Bivouac!

    Blorenge Birthday Bivouac!

    Team pilot Ruth Churchill Dower recounts a high altitude incident in the Himalaya. A sudden updraught led to a stall and cascade. Despite having two reserve parachutes, Ruth lost 1000ft trying to fix the wing and landed in a tailslide on a precipitous ridgetop perch, luckily mostly unscathed. It makes a cracking story, and there's a good deal to learn about managing mayhem and your personal reserve deployment throwing height.

  8. Paragliding XC Devils Dyke to Hythe 06.03.2009

    Paragliding XC Devils Dyke to Hythe 06.03.2009

    Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino recounts a cross country flight by paraglider from Devils Dyke to Hythe in Kent and gives insights into how this flight was done.

  9. Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino recounts his cross country (XC) flight by paraglider from Devils Dyke to Pevensey Bay on 27th October 2008.

  10. Paragliding XC Rybury to Wingrave 15.08.2008

    Paragliding XC Rybury to Wingrave 15.08.2008

    Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino recounts a cross country (XC) flight by paraglider from Rybury in Wiltshire (between Devizes & Marlborough) to Wingrave near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, and gives insights into how this was achieved.

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