Flybubble met with Clement Latour of Supair, double red bull X Alps entrant and 2nd place finisher in 2013, for the low down on Supair’s range of new equipment for 2017.
First up some company news; Supair acquired fellow wing manufacturer Gradient earlier this year.
Clement explained the move is more natural than it may first appear, as in the past both brands have worked together on a regular basis with many of their development pilots having roles in both companies at various times .
A whole Flybubble gaggle flew over to France to catch up on all the new products at the Coupe Icare in St Hilaire, and got to spend time with some of the industry’s top product designers and people; Gin Seok Song of Gin, Hannes Papesh of new brand Phi, Clement Latour of Supair, Philippe Medicus of Nova, Andrej Kolar of Naviter and Flytec, Urs Haari of High Adventure, Vincent Del Medico of Syride, Arne Wehrlin of Skywalk, Joerg Ewald at Volirium, Bruce Goldsmith of BGD, Denis Cortella of Kortel, and many more...
The new Advance FASTPACK BI has been designed as a highly practical fast-packing paraglider bag, for quickly stowing and carrying a full set of tandem paragliding equipment. Due to it's low weight and pack size it can also be used for solo equipment, for those who prefer a more generous-sized bag.
The Flymaster VARIO LS is a basic, easy to use flight instrument developed with paragliding beginners in mind, or advanced paraglider pilots who just want to keep it simple. It's the perfect instrument for leisure pilots, available in a range of three vibrant colours.
This Safety Notice affects all original Ozium Harnesses (not the new Ozium 2). Ozone have received a report of a case of failure during a simulated deployment. The pins on the reserve deployment handles of all original Ozium harnesses may have been damaged during production. Action required: Mandatory Replacement of Reserve Handle
Giles Fowler flew from the West coast of Wales to the East coast of England in a paramotor to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. His challenge was to fly non-stop without refuelling either on the ground or in the air. He expected to take between 8-9 hours to fly nearly 500 km non-stop, which had not been attempted in the UK before.
The Supair R&D team has recently developed a Safe-T kit for the RADICAL 3 harness, which is now delivered standard with this harness. Using this kit is optional, and makes it possible to lock the leg strap in place, thus preventing an unintentional takeoff without being connected to the harness. The kit can be removed if necessary.
The places you see, the journeys you take, the friends you make, the way you’ll be: flying transforms your life. Tenerife is a popular winter escape for European pilots, offering thermic flying and scenic exploration.