The XCTracer is a fantastic vario with a lag free response etc. I recently purchased the FLARM version. The main reason for my purchase was for vol biv and hike and fly missions (as well as a back up for comps). Previous to this I was flying with a Flymaster. A friend and I have... Continue Reading →
Did you read the news? Paragliding FAI triangles are in vogue, the new black so to speak. Nine out of ten people interviewed believe you are a rock star if you fly the FAI, land next to your car, reach into your fridge, and pop the top off a coldie. Even the seminal English band... Continue Reading →
My transition from a ‘three liner’ to a ‘two liner’ D (6.95 aspect ratio) paraglider, with focus on comp flying. I hope this article is useful to paragliding pilots thinking of flying a two liner paraglider for the first time, while also providing some helpful tips for experienced two liner competition pilots. I couldn't find... Continue Reading →
I love a list but what I love more is a shared list. This is what I took with me on my last flying and camping adventure to Europe. The items I didn’t use or could omit have been noted. Add a few more items to this for high altitude colder flying or when flying... Continue Reading →
Shaggy Dog (ShagaDugh Camp) may just be one of those gems for adventure paragliding in the Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Feel free to download these Landmark Maps. They can be stored on your phone for future use or printed for displaying on the back of your toilet door. To download a high quality version please click on an image then click the "view full size" link. Need some waypoints? Click here to download the Bir... Continue Reading →
This kit weighs in at just 350 grams and lives in my harness. I feel this is a necessary item and is particularly useful for overseas trips and adventure flying. Modify this and come up with your own concoction for flying cross country at home, on international trips, for competitions or soaring your local coastal site.... Continue Reading →
Paragliding in Bir is a magical experience. The reliability of the weather and varied terrain make this a world class site. Pilots can bite off as much as they can chew. Low airtime pilots can cruise the front range fine tuning their thermalling while more experienced pilots can explore the back range where on a... Continue Reading →