XC secrets

  1. The Flybubble Challenge 2019

    The Flybubble Challenge 2019

    The concept was to fly or hike around most of the Southern sites in a day, a 65km course that would be challenging for everyone. The forecast was for moderate northerly winds and good thermals. Carlo shares his insights from his winning route.

  2. Light wind freedom on a paraglider (or hang glider)

    Light wind freedom on a paraglider (or hang glider)

    Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino offers some tips for flying well on a paraglider (or hang glider) on light wind days.

  3. XC Secrets: Cracking 200 km by Paraglider in the UK Paragliding Cross Country

    XC Secrets: Cracking 200 km by Paraglider in the UK Paragliding Cross Country

    Flybubble's Carlo Borsattino has been flying cross country (XC) by paraglider since the early nineties, and has a reputation for his ability to stay aloft for hours even in the weakest conditions. But it takes more than patience to fly over 200 km in the UK. He analyses the technical challenges, tactical moves and saved mistakes that helped him to achieve his personal best distance to date.

  4. Paragliding: Trying A New Angle

    Paragliding: Trying A New Angle

    Flybubble's Greg Hamerton attempts an early season 50 km triangle from a small hill in the UK and gives insights into his thinking and tactics and inspires us with trying new things.

  5. SHGC Paragliding 2014 XC Season Roundup

    SHGC Paragliding 2014 XC Season Roundup

    A roundup of the Southern Hang Gliding Club (SHGC) paragliding cross country (XC) season for 2014.

  6. Paragliding Cross Country: The Longest Line from Leckhampton by Paraglider

    Paragliding Cross Country: The Longest Line from Leckhampton by Paraglider

    On 18th April 2014 Carlo Borsattino, Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of Flybubble Paragliding set a new UK paragliding record for distance on an EN B paraglider, flying 182 km straight-line from Leckhampton, a challenging site near Cheltenham on his Gin Carrera. In this article Carlo describes the flight and gives unique insights on how he achieved it.

  7. Long Mynd Paragliding Open & British Paragliding Cup Final Round 2005

    Long Mynd Paragliding Open & British Paragliding Cup Final Round 2005

    The 2005 Long Mynd Paragliding Open was a four-day long-weekend event held on Long Mynd Soaring Club (LMSC) freeflight flying sites from 5th to 8th August. This also doubled-up as the final round of the British Paragliding Cup (BPC) series for the year, and turned out to be the most successful BPC round to date! Carlo Borsattino, event and series participant, and Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) of Flybubble Paragliding, gives a quick round up of the event, the flying, the comp and the tasks.

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