X-Scotia 2021

X-Scotia 2021 After more than 13 years absent, the X-Scotia Hike and Fly race was resurrected as an informal get together of like minded Paraglider pilots in the Highlands of Scotland. Little did the organisers know that these events are exploding in popularity and, much to my delight and surprise, Read more…

Chrigel Maurer

What does Chrigel know?

Having spent many hours of my Swiss holiday watching the Live Tracking on the Red Bull X-Alps, and driving my family mad with constant updates on progress, it was great to see that Gavin McClurg has now interviewed the five times winner of this insane event, Chrigel Maurer. I’ve done Read more…

Soaring

Soaring with Seagulls

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but as I progress through my Club Pilot Rating new experiences in paragliding begin to stand out as significant in my journey to being a qualified flyer. Up until now, every time my feet left the groundĀ I always had that “sinking feeling”. Read more…

Ground Suckers - Paragliding

Attack of the Ground Suckers!!!

So as I progress through my paragliding “career”, I’m with hit new terms and sayings unique to the sport. Skydiving is full of them. For example: Hop-n-Pop : low altitude jump where you deploy straight out the door. Whuffo: A person who doesn’t jump out of planes. (Derived from an Read more…