A (short) history of Paragliding

Do you wonder how and who invented Paragliding? I have :-) Here is a short summary of how Paragliding came about, with...
Paragliding over the sea at Beachy Head

Sea thermals and how to fly them

Yesterday, I had the chance, for the second time, to fly Beachy Head. The conditions were perfect to experience sea thermals and the wind...

Preparing to fly – an annotated paragliding preparation & launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCV9xpOPdg4 Annotated preparation of a flight A couple of days ago, I flew Devil's Dyke (England) in...
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Controlling your paraglider before inflation

This long video provides a number of tips for controlling your paragliding wing on the ground prior to inflating it and ground-handling. How do you...

Introducing ParaWaiting – the learning journey of a young paragliding pilot...

Today, I am taking the wraps off ParaWaiting.eu, a collection of articles documenting my paragliding journey and collecting the learning guides, tips and tricks...
Flying conservatively

Top tips to fly efficiently when soaring in weak lift

As a follow up to an earlier article I posted here explaining the notion of "Speed to Fly" when soaring, I had the opportunity...

Understanding the risks of flying in ground Inversion

Risks of flying in ground inversion
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Thermal inversion and paragliding in Tenerife

As a follow up to a previous post explaining ground inversion, this video provided plenty more information with graphs, etc... It looks at the...
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How to find the core of a thermal – simple technique

This is a gem of a video recorded by pilot Andre Bandarra and listed on the BHPA Pilot Development Structure website (BHPA members only). When...

Want to learn to paraglide? Here’s where to start…

So, you have seen paragliders flying gracefully over beautiful hills and you have been thinking "oh, yes, I will have some of that!". What...