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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...

Six clouds you should know about

...and what they can reveal about the weather. I came across this very good article written up by Hannah Christensen, University of Oxford - I add it here...
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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...

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...
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How to find the stall point – paragliding control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lKCKAXre04
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Understand “Speed to Fly” when soaring

This SkyNomad article published a while back gave me "the lightbub moment" when I started flying. Everybody was soaring and climbing in light-ish wind...
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BBC Documentary series: Life in the Air

The BBC is currently is currently showing a Documentary series exploring the remarkable animals from around the world that take to the air. It includes...
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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...

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...
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...