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 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...

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...

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...

How to get and stay high in light lift

Another great video from the crew at FlyBubble showing how to master two super importanting skills: How to feel...
Wind socket showing wind

Top weather forecast resources

Understanding the weather forecast is an essential part of any Wind related sports when it comes to planning. There is nothing like standing on...
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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...
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...

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...
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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...