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FRESH AIR
is a newsletter designed to improve your paragliding skills. Subscribe to my mailing list and get the latest editions emailed to you. Here are some past editions.

Lion's Head - when to back down
Porterville to Robertson - the route south
Triangles at Koringberg
Pigs might fly - a bivouac Wellington-Porterville


CROSS COUNTRY

As an experienced instructor and xc pilot, I've learned a lot about how to fly higher, further and faster, and I'm happy to pass on these paragliding tips.

Click on the flying skill you'd like to learn : 

Throwing your reserve
Reducing your risk

Escaping rotor

Competition flying

Conquering fear

Passion for flying

Thermalling

Variometers

Turning techniques

Crazy tools for xc

Crash landings

What to do in an emergency
Going over the back.



Acro training
AEROBATICS / ACRO :
For those who enjoy being above their glider.

I love aerobatics, and have run many SIV courses which train pilots how to recognise and recover from extreme flight manoeuvres (collapses, spirals, spins and stalls). It's good to know what to do before you need it under pressure.

A quick guide to doing the SAT manoeuvre.

THEORY
Want to test your knowledge?
Try the SAHPA Sports Licence Theory Test.