Paragliding Trip: Madagascar and Mozambique

Off to join the Odyssey in Madagascar. Mike taking off from the bows of ‘Discovery’ on a previous trip. We’re heading out to join up with ‘Discovery’ again…this time in Madagascar and Mozambique. There’s going to be a lot of cool flying stuff coming up in the next couple of months so … Continue reading…

Learning to paraglide video

Thanks Joe for this awesome little video. You guys were a lot of fun and we had a great week with you. Check out Joe’s video learning to paraglide: Thanks to Joe Crabtree for the video and his wonderful music.

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…

Paragliding Trip: Maldives

Is this a first? Mike reports back from the Maldives. Has anyone ever flown over these spectacular atolls before? I don’t know but I’m pretty sure that this is a first! Mike has gone out to join  the sailing vessel ‘Discovery’ for an incredible 5 week voyage through the most remote part … 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…

Paragliding Trip: Andaman Islands

A land lost in time I have just returned from the Andaman Islands where I was asked to skipper ‘Discovery’, the yacht that we sailed around Tonga on last year. The Andaman Islands belong to India and are located on the Eastern part of the Bay of Bengal in 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…

Paragliding Trip: The Kingdom of Tonga

Like The Fine Fillets Of a Deep Sea Fish If the winch sank to the bottom of the ocean right now it would have all been worth it for this one flight, said Gavin with a playful and mischievous grin. It was quite a statement considering what he had gone … 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…