Insane, crazy and utterly inspiring is the only way I can describe Fledglings. Pro Climbers and Paraglider pilots Cedar Wright and Matt Segal take us on an adventure to fly off Mexico’s highest mountain Pico De Orizaba, and as relative new comers to the sport their enthusiasm is completely infectious.
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
Reservations about Reserves One of the truly great things about paragliding is that it is a relatively cheap and accessible way of getting into the air and experiencing flight on very basic technology. The idea of being able to hike in the hills with a backpack weighing less than 10kg
If you’ve ever taken part in parachuting at any of the BPA Drop Zones in the UK, you’ll have a reasonable idea that it’s a fairly tightly controlled sport, at least in this country. (!) There is, in fact, an eleven point checklist that must be in place before anyone
I’m a regular listener to Judith Mole’s excellent Podcast website theparaglider.com. I find there’s a lot of useful information for flyers of all experience levels and for me it’s a great mix of stories and advice. Her interview with Tim Bishop really struck a chord with me in terms of
Being new to this sport, I’ve been scouring the ‘net looking for interesting blogs and podcasts on paragliding and Gavin McClurg’s website popped regularly up as an excellent resource not only for learning about flying but also reading of the amazing adventures to be had. His interview with Guy Anderson
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