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: Dust Devils with Matt Senior and Jesse Williams

Judith Mole | 8th July 2018

New Podcast: Dust Devils with Matt Senior and Jesse Williams Our latest podcast is on dust devils. The Scientific American describes dust devils as "small, rotating columns of air that we can see because of the dust and debris they pick up from the ground, resulting from a mini-weather system that occurs when...more

The Paraglider Podcasts now available on Amazon Echo!

Judith Mole | 5th June 2018

The Paraglider Podcasts now available on Amazon Echo! For our ten-year anniversary of producing paragliding podcasts, we're pleased to announce that we have released an Amazon Echo (Alexa) skill, which means you can now listen to the paraglider podcasts on your Echo device. To get the skill, just ask...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

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... 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: Preparing to Fly

Judith Mole | 17th May 2018

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

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

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

Web/podcast: X-pyr 2018 - a route analysis with Greg Hamerton

Judith Mole | 15th June 2018

Web/podcast: X-pyr 2018 - a route analysis with Greg Hamerton Celebrating ten years of podcasting! We published our first ever paragliding podcast a decade ago.  Our latest podcast is a route analysis of the 2018 X-pyr with Flybubble's Greg Hamerton. Greg participated in the 2016 race and in this...more

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

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

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

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