Skytraxx 3.0 Flight Instrument Insight

The Skytraxx 3.0 is an all-in-one flight computer. It offers all the bells and whistles for flying competition tasks and will record your flights and replay them to you. It can’t thermal for you, but it can show you where to go, what's around you and where you’re going with accuracy, clarity and style. Steve Uzochukwu shares his first impressions.

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Colombia Paragliding Tours 2020

Two fun Colombia paragliding tours are being organised by our good friends Ronald and Angelique of Action Paragliding in January 2020. First a 12 day paragliding road trip with Ronald and Angelique, followed by a 12 day XC tour with the addition of Carlo and Nancy from Flybubble in the cross-country playground that is the Cauca Valley. Join either tour, or both!

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Gemma Cockshott (Flybubble Crew)

We are delighted to welcome Gemma to the crew, to manage our e-commerce site and help us connect with everyone online. "Although new to the world of paragliding, it seems to be an amazing sport with some very talented pilots out there."

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Stephen Simpson (Flybubble Crew)

Stephen Simpson is part of the Flybubble Crew and will help you get your gear set up right. He is an experienced pilot from North Wales, having flown in the PWC, as a member of the British Team at the Pre World championships in Bramburg, Austria (with Carlo) and as a UK Nationals Pilot.

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Best paragliding harness (with EPSILON 9)?

Greg was testing the EPSILON 9 and Carlo added a curveball: why not review the wing using three different harnesses from Advance, to compare the feeling? We test the Easiness 2, Success 4 and Lightness 3 to identify the best match.

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How to deploy from the LIGHTNESS 3

A few pilots reported more resistance than expected when simulating reserve parachute (rescue) deployments in the Advance Lightness 3. We ran tests and compatibility checks using different techniques and angles. Carlo demonstrates the correct technique as explained in the manual: pull to the side.

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Advance EPSILON 9 Paraglider Review

The EPSILON 9 is designed to help you progress in your flying after your first wing, or just have fun in the air without worrying. It is placed mid-way between the very-capable Alpha 6 and the higher performing Iota 2. We test the handling and safety of this modern EN B wing from Advance.

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Safety Note: Charly QUICK-OUT karabiners

Important note for all Quick-Out karabiner users! Please observe the safety message Quick-Out carabiner 4.2019 and check your karabiners accordingly before the next take off. There may be Quick-outs in use which can release when only one of the two release buttons is depressed.

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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.

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