I was lucky to get new Sigma 10 for flight. Ziad’s reviews are always positive, but the one for S10 is extremely positive. My experience was limited mostly to 50 minutes of soaring strong but laminar wind (7-10 ms), fortunately with tiny thermic activity.
This article is just known facts from Czech pilots deaths during last 2 years. A sad topic, but reading may educate other pilots. Continue reading “Some facts from recent fatal accidents”
During a testival in Kossen I had a chance to fly Ozone Delta 3 MS (at ~87 in 75-95 range). I wrote some impressions.
Highlights from trip to Bassano with friends.
Also sharing my “task” for 100 km. With right widgets you see how high you arrive after all difficult transitions (scan with XCtrack > navigation > … > scan QR) picture bellow.
Having a chance to fly over 2 hours last weekend, let me put short impressions for new UP Summit XC4. First day was almost laminar with only few thermal bubbles, 6-7 ms wind. Second day started 5 ms wind and it picked up, I decided to go home when it was 8 ms, thermal activity was good despite some high clouds and inversion. Continue reading “UP Summit XC4 – first impression (final version)”
It seems most important stuff but without understanding your glider on ground, it is both slower and more dangerous to trying understanding it in the air. Continue reading “Efficient paragliding training 3 – flying”
Safety is important. A small injury is annoying, big injury is dangerous. Risk approach is individual and change with age, I prefer to mitigate all basic risks and grow these customs from beginning of flying.
Lets focus to most critical parts of flying, takeoff and landing and how to mitigate risk with training to an acceptable level. Continue reading “Efficient paragliding training 2 – practical training”
There is a single good reason to become a skilled pilot, he flies safely. As a bonus, skilled pilot can enjoy amazing paragliding for longer time during the same day. I witnessed several accidents and all of them were easily avoidable by a standard skill set, and because I struggled to find some knowledge and relations, I created these short articles. My ambitions have never been to be the best pilot, nor is this article’s creating one. Continue reading “Efficient paragliding training 1 – Introduction and theory”