understanding speed to fly

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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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...

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...
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How to assess a new site before flying it

A great video by FlyBubble to understand how to assess a new site before flying it. Work out where to take off...
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How to find the stall point – paragliding control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lKCKAXre04
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How to Cobra launch your paraglider

What are the alternative ways to launch in strong winds? Well, first, assess whether you are safe to fly your wing in the given...

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...
groundhandling challenge

Grounhandling challenge

Take the challenge! This website compiled by Andre Bandarra has over 30 exercises to learn to control your wing, sorted by difficultly with video examples. The...

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...

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...