Safety Notice: Ozone Ozium reserve handle

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

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Paramotor crossing of Britain (Coast to Coast)

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.

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Safety Kit for Supair RADICAL 3

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.

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Supair TASKA review

The TASKA is Supair's first foray into the Sports Class (EN C). Aimed to deliver 'accessible performance' it is a semi-light construction, avoiding the compromises of extreme lightweight product while still being compact and easy to carry at only 4.5kg in the medium size. Carlo and Greg take to the skies to investigate the handling and character of the TASKA.

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Nova MENTOR 5 (First impressions)

Carlo has flown the wing in a variety of conditions: "The level of pilot demand feels just right for ‘Mentor pilots’ i.e. at the mid level of the XC Class (high B range), both on the ground and in the air.

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Safety Notice: Advance EASINESS and EASINESS 2

The connection between the V-lines and the reserve on all EASINESS and EASINESS 2 reversible harnesses must be changed at the next opportunity. A replacement connection line can be obtained from ADVANCE free of charge from Advance. A routine spot check has revealed that the connection may not be strong enough. Other harnesses conform to their specifications and are not affected.

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Remi Pickett (Flybubble Team Pilot)

Remi Pickett is an experienced pilot from the Avon area. He enjoys flying of any kind but especially enjoys the challenges of paragliding competition. "For me it's all about the emotion and the state of mind."

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Safety Notice: Skywalk Mescal 5

A pilot reported that the seam of the webbed strap that connects the brake pulley to the riser tore during ground handling his Skywalk Mescal5. The seam may not be strong enough if it was sewn with too few stitches. This can reduce the breaking load to approx. 35 kg. This is adequate for flying, but may not be enough for ground handling in strong conditions and large deflection angles.

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Boris Tyszko (Flybubble Crew)

Welcome to Boris Tyszko, who is part of the Crew at Flybubble headquarters, responsible for behind the scenes systems, final product checks and sales support. "I fly for the views and the feeling of being removed from terra firma. I love paragliding because not only does it require physical skill but also knowledge to do well."

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Tom Cole (Flybubble Team Pilot)

Tom Cole is an up-and-coming pilot from Bristol and a member of the Flybubble Team. "I fly to experience the pure joy and complete freedom that normally doesn't present itself in day to day life. Every flight is a challenge and a new learning experience and the more I indulge in the sport the hungrier I am for knowledge. Flying means everything to me!"

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