The race continues – Infiniti vs Speed Wing

You might remember the race between Mike and myself(The Duel – Infiniti FX vs Paraglider), racing a sports car with a paraglider. Well three years on Infiniti cars asked us to repeat the race. This time we went to Austria and whereas three years ago in Verbier the race was … Continue reading…

What a week!

I always say that good times are made by the people that you’re with…the place and the weather is just a bonus. Well if that’s true, last week was definitely an amazing week…with lots of bonuses! It was a week of great company, huge achievements for first time flyers, impressive thermalling for the low air time guys and … Continue reading…

The Duel – Infiniti FX vs Paraglider

Brother vs Brother, paraglider vs sports car. Check out the infiniti car commercial filmed in Verbier. Stu was flying his paraglider and Mike was racing him across the valley in his Infiniti FX sports car. The making of movie is great too…check it out: Special thanks to our sponsors at … Continue reading…

Are you folding well your paraglide?

Do you always fold up your glider in exactly the same way? Something to do with how we fold our wings was brought to my attention recently after testing a relatively new zulu for  porosity. Ninety nine percent of the wing was in excellent condition, yet sadly one small part of the … Continue reading…

Am I flying the right wing?

The question of what wing to recommend to people has recently become a topic that has plagued my mind. For quite some time now I have said that too many people fly a DHV 2, (or LTF 2) wing who really should be flying a 1-2. So what is that … Continue reading…

A site for novice XC pilots

Pilots who are looking to start experiencing XC flights can experience breath-taking Xc flights without ever leaving the safety and comfort of our valley. A typical flight like this will take a fairly low airtime pilot from green pastures to snow fields and over Alpine lakes and quite often up … Continue reading…

Verbier….an XC site

Verbier was put on the World Flying Map in the early nineties when it was recognised by the PWC as an incredible Alpine XC site. But as well as being a good starting point for flying XC, Verbier is also a place that suitable for every kind of pilot. As … Continue reading…

Heli Paragliding

Some beautiful pictures from the summit of the Petit Combin. On a good day we can fly up to the summit of the Petit Combin and cruise down the glacier, looking down over the sea of ice into the glaciers below. But there is nothing quite like getting a helicopter … Continue reading…

Stuart and Mike Belbas

Flying Qualifications FSVL Instructor and Instructor trainer. FSVL tandem pilot. FSVL Hang-glider pilot. BHPA Senior Instructor PPL (Private Pilots Licence) Medic first aid instructor Verbier Summits was created and is run by twin brothers Stuart and Mike Belbas. They have now been flying for over 20 years, from powered aircraft … Continue reading…

Carlsberg High Five

Another great High Five event from our sponsors, Carlsberg. The race was probably the biggest yet and as usual we were there to animate it from above. Such a great day, with skiers jumping so high and gliders flying so low….just remind me who has the right of way in … Continue reading…