safety Articles

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: 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

Accidents… and how to avoid them

Judith Mole | 27th December 2013

Accidents… and how to avoid them 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 boyfriend. Understandably she has since been mulling...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

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

DHV Safety Notice on Paragliding Harnesses and Parachute Deployments

Judith Mole | 14th November 2013

The notice does not affect a brand of chute, but DHV approved SIV testing showed two potential harness problems. 1. Harnesses with under-seat containers where the parachute container reaches as far forward as the front edge of the seat board If...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

Shhhh... don't mention the S-word

Judith Mole | 24th January 2014

Shhhh... don We have just released a new podcast called Shhhh... don't mention the S-word with Tim Bishop Tim has a background in military and civil aviation and flies paragliders in Iceland. Our discussion centred on all sorts of aspects of flight safety......more

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