BHPA Elementary Pilot Training Guide 2.0

by Paragliding Info Adminon 16/04/2014
New pilots: in this publication you’ll find articles dealing with the aspects of our sport that you will need to know about as you begin your flying career. The basic information that you need to enjoy our sport safely is here, along with features that will give you a taste of what’s possible as you progress. We also include […]

Avoiding Blowback

by Paragliding Info Adminon 20/03/2014
© Jeff Greenbaum Being blown behind a ridge or a mountain is one of the greatest hazards of Paragliding. Once you get into a blow-back situation, the penalties include power lines, extreme rotor turbulence, tree landings, and possible death or injuries from any of these. Prevention is the best way to avoid such a scenario. Jeff Greenbaum […]

Pilot Currency Barometer

by Paragliding Info Adminon 20/03/2014
The Pilot Currency Barometer published by The British Gliding Association may be intended for Glider pilots but is just as relevant to us Paragliding pilots. The level of risk varies considerably dependent on many factors including the pilots experience and currency. Other factors include fitness to fly, familiarity with equipment, understanding the operating environment (including the weather) […]