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On my travels last year, I had the pleasure of meeting and flying with most of the HapiAcro team - a group of four pilots who have come together to spread their love of flying to the masses in the... more

HapiAcro - sharing the passion

Chrigel Maurer is said to be one of the best pilots in the world – and not just since his three Redbull X-Alps victories. In this lu-glidz interview he talks to Lucian Haas about his... more

Chrigel Maurer: Flying is like an iceberg

I should start this article by admitting it’s here for mostly selfish reasons. About six months ago my wife and I had our first child, of course plenty of people had told me it would change my... more

Child's play? Being a Parent Pilot: Elizaveta Demina

Judith Mole broke her back in a paragliding accident in March 2013. The accident was entirely her fault and was caused by over-confidence, complacency and a desire to impress the new... more

Accidents… and how to avoid them

HapiAcro - sharing the passion

Jenni Fleming | 22nd April 2014

HapiAcro - sharing the passion

On my travels last year, I had the pleasure of meeting and flying with most of the HapiAcro team - a group of four pilots who have come together to spread their love of flying to the masses in the US. As they reached the end of their first year as a... more

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SIV Annecy 26th Apr - 2nd May

Dune de Pyla 17th May - 24th May

Baja expedition 28th Sep - 11th Oct

Winter Flying in Madeira

Jenni Fleming | 14th April 2014

Winter Flying in Madeira

Madeira may not be the best know flying destination in Europe, but pilots who go there often seem to go back time and again. On my first trip in October last year, it started scoring points as soon as I stepped out of the airport. There's nothing... more

Chrigel Maurer: Flying is like an iceberg

Judith Mole | 9th April 2014

Chrigel Maurer: Flying is like an iceberg

Chrigel Maurer is said to be one of the best pilots in the world – and not just since his three Redbull X-Alps victories. In this lu-glidz interview he talks to Lucian Haas about his motivation and the downsides of lightweight... more

Safety and Fun - a new podcast with Tim O'Neill

Judith Mole | 8th April 2014

Safety and Fun - a new podcast with Tim O

Tim O'Neill started flying 44 years ago in sailplanes and has been hooked on aviation ever since. He began flying paragliders in 2002 and has been an avid XC pilot for the last 9 years. He makes his living flying 747s for a US airline, but spends... more

Child's play? Being a Parent Pilot: Elizaveta Demina

Caedmon Mullin | 25th March 2014

Child

I should start this article by admitting it’s here for mostly selfish reasons. About six months ago my wife and I had our first child, of course plenty of people had told me it would change my life forever and I didn’t doubt that for a... more

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Weekend Videos: Low Saves

Caedmon Mullin | 22nd March 2014

Weekend Videos: Low Saves

Spring has arrived in the Northern hemisphere and after Jenni's great article looking at the positive sides of bombing out I thought we should post a couple of videos to remind us all never to give up! Low Save at Frankies "Almost to the dirt... more

Bombing out

Jenni Fleming | 11th March 2014

Bombing out

A combination of tandem flying and flying sites with limited landing options has meant that pushing for even short XC flights hasn't been much of an option for me recently. But over the last few weeks I’ve had a bit more of a chance to explore... more

New Podcast - Amusing Aviation Anecdotes

Judith Mole | 6th March 2014

New Podcast - Amusing Aviation Anecdotes

Our latest Paragliding Podcast is called Amusing Aviation Anecdotes with Jug Aggarwal, Matt Beechinor, Alan Ford and Iain Frew and it's just for fun! When you land out, you often find yourself in somewhat bizarre places, as is proved in this... more

Sup’air joins the wing market

Jenni Fleming | 5th March 2014

Sup’air joins the wing market

Sup’air has released its first wing this week – the Sora. This tandem is the first of a new range of wings from the company. The wings are being designed by Pierre-Yves Alloix, who joined Sup’air over a year ago to develop the... more

Horacio's Long Swim

Caedmon Mullin | 27th February 2014

Horacio

Making the most of a lull in the wind Horacio Llorens and Thomas de Dorlodot took to the air above another stunning Pacific island. However after being sucked into a cloud which also blocked his GPS, Horacio found himself coming down far out to sea... more

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