Companion SQR hybrid reserve

The hybrid SQR is the first product from Companion. It merges the advantages of the classic round canopy and the modern square. The extensive development process included computer simulations and practical tests resulting in a reserve with improved opening behaviour and enhanced pendulum stability. Unlike most square designs, the Companion SQR is not trimmed to glide in flight. The standard Companion SQR is one of the lightest reserve parachutes on the market. An ultra-light version is under development.

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Getting Into A Pod Harness

Pod harnesses offer many advantages, but some pilots struggle with getting into the speedbag. We consider the common problems and some simple solutions.

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Naviter Oudie 4 & Oudie 4 Basic for Paragliding

Naviter Oudie 4

Big news from Naviter:”We announce the Oudie 4 and Oudie 4 Basic!”

The Oudie 4 Basic is a response to many pilot requests who really like the Oudie but would be happy to live without its high-end features. It was developed with the recreational pilot in mind who flies in complicated airspace, is learning to thermal or just needs a no-setup device to fly with.

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Speed Flying Safety

Speed flying is flying FAST downhill. The concept has evolved from speed riding, the fast mountain descent under a speed glider launched on skis. Speed gliders are not simply scaled-down, mini-paragliders.

Speedflying Safety Information from Gin Gliders: Speedflying is opening new horizons of piloting for expert and careful pilots with a lot of flying experience.

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Radio Headset Advice

The Flybubble team use radio headsets a lot and, having tried all sorts of them over the past 20+ years, have come to the conclusion that they are all relatively fragile things which can be easily broken - especially on launch, particularly if poorly set up by the pilot or the pilot gets dragged. We've settled on the 'middle ground' with good value radio headsets which are good enough quality to use and relatively inexpensive to purchase and repair (or replace).

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Flybubble News January 2016

Happy New Year! The January edition of the Flybubble newsletter is here, to bring you good cheer. In this edition...

  • World Freeflight News, Flybabble

  • Advance Test Centre

  • Advance LIGHTNESS 2 reviews

  • Customer Reviews, New Products

  • Specials, Second Hand

  • Bivi flying, the slow way

  • Product News, Parting shots

  • A year of uplifting possibilities

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