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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...

Understanding the risks of flying in ground Inversion

Risks of flying in ground inversion

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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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...
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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...

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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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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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...
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...