New Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Viv Fouracre

Judith Mole | 19th May 2016

New Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Viv Fouracre

Our latest podcast is Ten Random Questions for... Viv Fouracre. She is well known in the south west of England and a long time committee member of the British Paragliding Cup. She answered questions on diverse topics like whether she has ever had a... more

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NOVA Testival 11th Jun - 12th Jun

"Girls-fly-Spain" guided by Suby; 9 days of flying Piedrahita and the surrounding areas 24th Jun - 2nd Jul

Ager, Spain 1st Sep - 8th Sep

Ager, Spain 8th Sep - 15th Sep

Fly in Greece, Epidavros September 2016 16th Sep - 26th Sep

Podcast: Flying Mothers

Judith Mole | 5th May 2016

Podcast: Flying Mothers

Heidi Insam from Italy, Elli Törrö from Finland, Ruth Churchill-Dower and Judy Leden from the UK talk about being a flying mother. This podcast is the second in the series of two about paragliding and motherhood. Many women give... more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Tim-Patrick Meyer

Judith Mole | 24th April 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Tim-Patrick Meyer

In the third podcast in the series, we gave Tim-Patrick Meyer ten random flying-related questions from our bank of 250. Tim-Patrick is a German pilot who learnt to fly while living in Chile. Coming back to Germany was a bit of a shock to his flying... more

Podcast: Flying when Pregnant

Judith Mole | 13th April 2016

Podcast: Flying when Pregnant

Ruth Churchill-Dower and Judy Leden from the UK, Heidi Insam from Italy and Elli Törrö from Finland talk about flying when pregnant. This podcast is one of two about paragliding and motherhood. Many women give up the sport when they... more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Matthew Tandy

Judith Mole | 6th April 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Matthew Tandy

In the second podcast in this series, we gave Matthew Tandy ten random flying-related questions from our bank of 250. Mattew is a professional helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force who has been flying paragliders since the early 1990s. He is the... more

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Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Lee Tryhorn

Judith Mole | 25th March 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Lee Tryhorn

Our latest series of podcasts is called Ten Random Questions for... We have come up with 250 flying-related questions and have fed these into a random question generator. Each fortnight we interview a pilot using ten randomly selected questions. The... more

The Return of the Black Sheep

Lucian Haas | 6th March 2016

The Return of the Black Sheep

This article was first published at Lucian’s blog at lu-glidz.blogspot.comTranslated from German by Judith Mole Ozone plans to test the new Delta 3 with folding lines. Although it was designed as an EN C, folding lines mean that it will... more

Podcast: Making good launch decisions

Judith Mole | 21st February 2016

Podcast: Making good launch decisions

In this podcast Judith Mole examines how we make decisions, what influences our decision making process and looks at ways we can make better decisions. Drawing on research from economics, psychology and neuroscience, she examines how the brain works... more

Podcast: Accidents - You Can Make a Difference

Judith Mole | 17th November 2015

Podcast: Accidents - You Can Make a Difference

In this latest podcast Judith Mole talks to John Hovey, an experienced first aid trainer and expedition leader with the with the National Outdoor Leadership School (www.nols.edu). The podcast looks at what to do in the event of an accident, covering... more

Podcast: Traversing the Rockies with Gavin McClurg

Judith Mole | 16th October 2015

Podcast: Traversing the Rockies with Gavin McClurg

Gavin McClurg is a professional adventurer. As well as circumnavigating the world by boat, he used to be in the US ski team, is an accomplished white-water kayaker and he currently holds the North American foot launch distance record (387 km), set... more

Learning to Fly with Geronimo

Rolfe Oostra | 12th October 2015

Learning to Fly with Geronimo

“YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO BIG EARS MATE!!” shouted the instructor down the radio. “What?” whimpered the student being sucked up rapidly to 3000 meters “what the fuck is a big ear??” A big ear procedure involves... more

Red Bull X-Alps warm-up event Kampenwand-Lermoos

Judith Mole | 26th May 2015

Red Bull X-Alps warm-up event Kampenwand-Lermoos

Wet weather won't dampen spirits May 24th and 25th saw the first ever X-Alps warm-up event. Organised by Flugschule Chiemsee with support of Red Bull, Nova and Skywalk, the event used the turnpoints at Kampenwand /Aschau and Lermoos to test-hike... more

Paragliding in Western Australia

Caedmon Mullin | 12th April 2015

Paragliding in Western Australia

If you've flown in Australia it was probably somewhere in the South East of the country. It's in the South East you'll find most of the famous sites, the biggest hills, the comps and the clouds! A few thousand kilometers away in Western Australia... more

Coupe Icare 2015 - dates announced

Judith Mole | 7th April 2015

Coupe Icare 2015 - dates announced

  A jolly giraffe in flight for the 42nd Coupe Icare...   The 42nd edition of the Coupe Icare will be held Thursday September 17 to Sunday September 20th, 2015 on the sites of Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet/Lumbin in the Isère, just a... more

Coupe Icare Costume Ban!

Judith Mole | 1st April 2015

Coupe Icare Costume Ban!

  From 2015, the iconic fancy dress flying competition at the Coupe Icare will no longer take place. The event, now in its 42nd year, attracts thousands of visitors to see paragliders and hang gliders flying in costume. Organisers stated... more

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