Twilight Paragliding in Castelo with Steve Barton and XCBrazil.

Day 1 with Steve Barton's XCBrazil, Castelo bound. The room at the Hotel Ibis is spartan but functional. As it is a transfer accommodation, I am not expecting much aside from it being comfortable and secure. The room includes the buffet breakfast that starts at 0630 hrs. 0900 hrs the group gathers in the parking …

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Paragliding Equipment Considerations: Comms Part 3 – Radio Pouches

Hooking it all up With Primary and Secondary Comms in order, now its time to mount everything up. Holders Clips/Velcro The most basic of solutions involve simply mounting the radio/satellite tracker directly onto the harness using any provided clips or the flight deck using velcro tape. A secondary attachment via a leash of some form …

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Paragliding Equipment Considerations: Comms Part 2 – Satellite Tracking

Plan B: Look to the Sky Radios work wonderfully when they have line of sight to someone else listening on the other end. Place a large mass of rock in the way - they don't work so well. Flying alone with no one on the other end, might as well carry on a conversation with …

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Paragliding Equipment Considerations: Comms Part 1 – Radios

"Aggress or regress, never sit still." Never settle, experiment even if the end result is a regression. In other words, strive for continuous improvement. Those that follow this blog with any degree of regularity know that continuous improvement is a corner stone mantra of mine when it comes to paragliding. Improvement of skills, improvement of …

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