New podcast: Preparing to Fly

Judith Mole | 17th May 2018

New podcast: Preparing to Fly

Simon Blake is a pilot from the north-west of England. Having learnt to fly paragliders, he was very diligent about noting down his flights and what he learnt from them. A few years ago he put his collected experience into a book called Prepare to... more

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Podcast: Jesse Williams on competing in the X-pyr

Judith Mole | 28th April 2018

Podcast: Jesse Williams on competing in the X-pyr

Jesse Williams on the X-Pyr. The X-Pyr started in 2012 with just a dozen competitors. The first edition was 438km from Hondaribia on the Atlantic coast to Port de la Selva on the Mediterranean. The biannual race flourished from there, with top... more

New Latvian National Record

KĀRLIS JAUNPETROVIČS | 27th April 2018

New Latvian National Record

XContest.com Doarama 3D Track I have been chasing the 200 km mark for the second season now. Last year I settled for a 193 FAI Triangle, it was a massive feet for me as a pilot at the time. I competed in the 15th World Paragliding... more

Six Peaks Challenge - hiking & flying!

Judith Mole | 25th April 2018

Six Peaks Challenge - hiking & flying!

Following his great podcast on acro and the British Acrobatic Paragliding Academy, Alex Colbeck is looking to new adventures. In May / June this year, the Niviuk UK team pilot will try a challenge nobody has ever tried before. If successful, he... more

Podcast: Acro and the British Acrobatic Paragliding Academy

Judith Mole | 11th April 2018

Podcast: Acro and the British Acrobatic Paragliding Academy

Judith Mole speaks to British acro pilots Lee Tryhorn, Alex Colbeck and Jack Pimblett who, amongst others, have set up the British Acro Paragliding Academy to promote the discipline and help pilots to progress in an organised, safe way. They discuss... more

Latest Gallery Albums

Podcast: Effective Coaching - Site Briefing

Judith Mole | 25th October 2017

Podcast: Effective Coaching - Site Briefing

Every pilot has had a site briefing and most have provided one, but there is a dearth of guidance on how to effectively do one. In this podcast Judith Mole, mulls over some of the critical information that should be given, how to give it and what... more

New Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Lawrie Noctor

Judith Mole | 1st August 2017

New Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Lawrie Noctor

Originally from the Isle of Wight, Lawrie Noctor lives and flies in the Peak District, UK. A member of a flying family (his dad, uncle and cousin all fly), he was connected to flying from a young age. He was an instructor at Airways Airports... more

Redbull X-Alps - Day 6 - Chasing Chrigel

Caedmon Mullin | 7th July 2017

Redbull X-Alps - Day 6 - Chasing Chrigel

Watch Gaspard Petiot chase Chrigel through day 6 of the X-Alps more

Redbull X-Alps Day 5 - Team USA Making Time

Caedmon Mullin | 6th July 2017

Redbull X-Alps Day 5 - Team USA Making Time

// Gavin McClurg, Jessee Williams and Mitch Riley Going Strong Gavin had a frustrating day yesterday but made-up for it today with some epic flying, he took a deep line past the Grossglockner and passed his team makes. Checkout their... more

Redbull X-Alps Day 5 - Battle for 3rd place

Caedmon Mullin | 6th July 2017

Redbull X-Alps Day 5 - Battle for 3rd place

Big flights and tough competition for 3rd place Some stunning flights from all the competitors today, but the battle for 3rd has been perhaps the most exciting part of today's action. It's currently a battle between Benoit Outters (FRA4), Nick... more

Redbull X-Alps Day 4

Caedmon Mullin | 5th July 2017

Redbull X-Alps Day 4

Intense racing in the middle of the pack 5th - 10th place has been where it's at today for intense, close and fast racing. In the following Doarama animation we follow Pal Takats (HUN), Aaron Durogati (ITA1), Ferdinand van Schelven... more

Redbull X-Alps Day 3 - Gavin McClurg (USA1) and Jesse Williams (USA2)

Caedmon Mullin | 4th July 2017

Redbull X-Alps Day 3 - Gavin McClurg (USA1) and Jesse Williams (USA2)

Gavin McClurg and Jesse Williams These two were slogging up hills and flitting across the mountains together for much of the day... more

Redbull X-Alps Day 3

Caedmon Mullin | 4th July 2017

Redbull X-Alps Day 3

Follow the top three X-Alps pilots of Day 3 in 3D... we'll try to add more later. Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) closely followed by Gaspard Petiot (FRA2) and Nelson de Freyman (FRA3) on day 3 of the Redbull X-Alps 2017. more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Sebas Ospina

Judith Mole | 21st June 2017

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Sebas Ospina

Juan Sebastian Ospina, commonly known as Sebas, was born in Colombia, has lived for many years in England and now lives and works as a tandem pilot in Switzerland. A member of the UK national team, he is a multiple record-holder in a variety of... more

Valley wind - what direction is it coming from?

Lucian Haas | 15th June 2017

Valley wind - what direction is it coming from?

by Lucian Haas (Lu-glidz) (translated from the original German by Judith Mole) Two sailplane and paraglider pilots have produced a detailed map of the valley winds in the eastern Alps. The map also shows typical lee side areas as well as the... more

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