XC Secrets: The Downwind Devil

Turning back at the ridge? Don't get caught by the Downwind Devil!

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!

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Low & Under from High & Over

The wind forecast was for light south easterlies, and the thermal forecast was looking good, so we went to SHGC flying site High and Over, near Seaford, hoping to fly and maybe even go XC.

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Ozone News Spring 2013

News from Ozone...

2013 is off to an exciting start here at Ozone, and we have quite a few new products now in production. Read on to find out more about our newest accessories...

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Skywalk Paragliders News

News from Skywalk Paragliders...
Starting into the new season!
Winter continues its hold on us, but we are certain that soon the first warm rays of the spring thermals will open the door and free our launch sites from their snowy cover. You will be optimally prepared for all conditions with the 2013 product range from skywalk!

 

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