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Flight Deck

Flying in Cumbria

Flying outside Cumbria






Theory & tutorials


CSC Club safety

See 'Flying in Cumbria'


Clouds and related hazards - see 'Clouds' below

Dust Devils - Adrian Thomas raises awareness

Fly Safe On The Ridge - 3 articles by Nigel Page

Mountain flying safety tips - Chris Scammell

Wave - Tom Payne gets caught in alpine wave

Wet Gliders & Big Ears - Mike Cavanagh

Dealing with...Turbulence!!! - Ed Cleasby

Getting blown back. Don't Panic! - Ed Cleasby

Spiral dives - BHPA safety notice

Avoid the rotor - Flybubble

Preparing for paragliding adventures
by competition pilot Ruth Churchill Dower

Test pilot Russell Ogden discusses many aspects of flying technique and safety (2012)

Nova's 'Dynamic Decisions' - flight instability
Released in 2004 but still of some interest

BHPA safety documents

Safety notices, incidents, CANP & more


More on flying clouds in 'Technique' and 'XC'

Cloud Flying! - Dave Ashcroft
Playing with giants? "Shit happens"

Escaping cloud suck - Tips from expert Adrian Thomas in this PG forum discussion

The perils of cloud flying - Richard Butterworth
Eye-opening paraglide through an English cloud

Video Miracle In The Storm (2010)
A thunderstorm takes Ewa Wisnierska to 9,947m



Have a margin - safety thoughts from Will Gadd

Accidents and how to avoid them - Judith Mole

Why can't we get a handle on this safety thing?

EN-Lightenment? - Kelly Farina discusses EN-Bs

PDF Safety Sense leaflet - Your decisions and safety

Improving your flying - Judith Mole

Shhhh...don't mention the S-word
How to improve safety culture?

Accidents - You can make a difference


See also the main 'Equipment' section

Brummel hooks come undone - solutions l more

Convertible rucksack harness safety (2011)

DHV certification class recommendations

DHV classification of paragliders

DHV safety class tests - glider list

DHV safety tests - includes LTF A & B class wings

EN certification - wings, harnesses & reserves

Finsterwalder harness buckle problems (2016)

Micro lines/Unsheathed lines - safety issues?

Plastic rods - DHV on the pros and cons

Pod harnesses (2012?) - DHV report on six

Satellite Messengers and Personal Locator Beacons

Survival and First Aid Kit - Emma Cassanova

Emergency parachutes - BHPA advice

EN classes & advice on choosing wings

pdf New Airbag Technology

Hang gliding

pdf Hang-gliding harnesses with back plates
BHPA Safety Advisory - 15 Feb 2016


pdf SIV courses - BHPA advice

SIV/Pilotage - Benefits of an SIV course
Judith Mole with Pat Dower & Geoff Minshull


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