Category Archives: Advanced paragliding courses

XC Camp: thoughts

During recent years there has been increasing demand for courses focusing on the skills pilots need to fly cross-country. Algodonales, in South of Spain, has the perfect combination of good weather and an easy orography creating an ideal spot for pilots to fly cross-country regardless of their previous experience. At ZERO GRAVITY, we have been…
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Epic XC Camp at Algodonales!

Motivation: the cornerstone for cross-country flights In my opinion, motivation is the cornerstone for cross-country flights; in fact, motivation is the motor for everything in Life! Take a pilot, give him the best paraglider ever, on the best day with cumulus clouds, with the best harness,... but if he is not motivated, he probably will land…
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Clouds and paragliding

Recognize the clouds is very important for paragliding pilots Distinguishing clouds is a difficult task because of the vast number of different observable cloud formations. This is why we're going to introduce you to the main clouds in each major family. Being able to recognize the clouds in the sky is very important for paragliding…
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Finding thermals: the five star system

How to find thermals for paragliding pilots Looking for a system to teach our students of the cross-country paragliding courses how to find thermals, I found on the internet an interesting video from Bob Drury, who explains how to assess the potential of thermal sources using his "the 5-star system". He evaluates five points in…
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