Judith Mole

Judith started hang-gliding in 1996 and has been a PG pilot since 2003. She's best known as the voice of the Paragliding Podcasts. Her proudest achievment in paragliding is winning the highest placed EN-B pilot in the 2010 UK XC league.  

Judith's recent stories

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

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Tim Pentreath

Judith Mole | 12th June 2017

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Tim Pentreath Tim Pentreath is an Advance UK XC Team pilot from Bath. He has been flying for many, many years and last year finally made his first 200+ km flight in the UK - joining a small, select group of people to have achieved this. He is Mr. Advance in the...more

New Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Malin Lobb

Judith Mole | 29th November 2016

New Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Malin Lobb Malin is a pilot originally from the SW of England. He flies speed wings, paragliders and paramotors. A keen competition pilot, he has been instrumental in organising the British Paragliding Racing Academy, which aims to train up-and-coming British...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Bob Moore

Judith Mole | 28th September 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Bob Moore Bob Moore is a well-known pilot from the south-west of England. A regular contributor to PG Forum, he has built a reputation as a camera reviewer for various companies. His youtube channel has had more than 1.4 million views.  In his spare...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Greg Hamerton

Judith Mole | 15th July 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Greg Hamerton The X-Pyr starts in two days! Listen to competitor Greg Hamerton answer ten random questions... Greg Hamerton is a South African pilot who lives and flies in the UK. He is the chief paragliding evangelist for Flybubble, a job he describes as...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Andrew Craig

Judith Mole | 18th June 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Andrew Craig Andrew Craig is a pilot from the south of England (originally from London), but now lives in Wiltshire for the better flying opportunities. A former BBC journalist, he is one of the moderators of PG forum and a Mastermind contender. We asked...more

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... 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

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

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

Robert Schaller attempts the NZ Southern Paragliding Cross

Judith Mole | 3rd February 2015

Robert Schaller attempts the NZ Southern Paragliding Cross Beginning on the 10th of February, the young German will attempt to cross the Southern Alps - solo and unsupported. The 900km journey will loosely follow the Te Araroa trail on land and in the air. He has been training for this event for the past...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Dara Hogan

Judith Mole | 5th April 2017

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Dara Hogan Dara Hogan is an Irish pilot from Dublin who describes himself as a "weekend pilot rather than a sky-god". As he approaches 70, his ambition is to fly 50km sometime soon. He is the former chairman of the Irish Hang-Gliding and Paragliding...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Rhona Carrigan

Judith Mole | 1st November 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Rhona Carrigan Rhona Carrigan is a Pennine Club pilot and one of the famous Pennine Posse. In this podcast she answers questions on whether she would fly without a parachute, who she would invite to give a flying lecture to her club and whether she is top flight...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Gavin Jillings

Judith Mole | 31st August 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Gavin Jillings Gavin Jillings runs Rose Valley Lodge in Sopot, Bulgaria. He was so taken with the place that he and his wife Lucy packed up and shipped out from Belfast to live the dream of being paragliding/motorcycling guides and restauranteurs. Gavin is a...more

X-PYR starts on Sunday 17th July!

Judith Mole | 13th July 2016

X-PYR starts on Sunday 17th July! The third X-PYR will start on Sunday the 17th of July in Hondarribia, Spain. The X-PYR is starting to rival the X-Alps in excitement and adventure. The race follows a 477 km coast-to-coast course through the Pyrenees, from the Bay of Biscay to...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Mark Meadows

Judith Mole | 3rd June 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Mark Meadows Parafest, the UKs biggest free flying festival begins today in North Wales. Organiser, paramotor and paraglider pilot Mark Meadows has been extremely busy putting it all together. We caught up with him to ask him about the festival, how it all...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: 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

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

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

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

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Kussy Gomez Roa

Judith Mole | 31st January 2017

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Kussy Gomez Roa Kussy is originally from Venezuela but has lived and flown in New Zealand for many years. A skydiver and competition pilot, she nevertheless likes to do her own thing. In this podcast we asked her whether she has ever missed an important event...more

The Kids go to the Dolomites without the Adults!

Judith Mole | 27th October 2016

The Kids go to the Dolomites without the Adults! By Sebastien Rider A few years ago I watched a fantastic You Tube video of some paragliding amongst the most magnificent rock towers. I would later realise I was watching flying the Dolomites, alpine peaks in Northern Italy renowned for their...more

Podcast: Good Karma - flying and charity

Judith Mole | 7th August 2016

Podcast: Good Karma - flying and charity Flying and charity? What have those two topics got to do with each other? Many of us travel to far-flung places to appreciate the amazing scenery, cheap drinks, food and accommodation and better flying weather than we can find at home. We are...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Ollie Chitty

Judith Mole | 2nd July 2016

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Ollie Chitty Ollie Chitty is a hang gliding instructor, competition pilot and British hang gliding record holder. A young pilot, he comes from a flying family and acted as ballast for his dad Nick Chitty for years. A rising star of the UK hang gliding scene, he...more

Podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Viv Fouracre

Judith Mole | 19th May 2016

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

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: 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

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

Podcast: Sharing the Sky with Hang Gliders - Kathleen Rigg

Judith Mole | 29th March 2015

Podcast: Sharing the Sky with Hang Gliders - Kathleen Rigg Kathleen Rigg is an extremely accomplished hang glider pilot based in Derbyshire, England. She has flown at the top level of the Women's World Hang Gliding Championships for years, has been the British Women's Champion numerous times and has been...more

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