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A review of the Digifly Leonardo Pro
The wind forecast was for light south easterlies, and the thermal forecast was looking good, so we went to SHGC flying site High and Over, near Seaford, hoping to fly and maybe even go XC.
We recently received our first Fairhaven Micro Vario here at Flybubble, and our first impressions are very good: A well-made, lightweight - yet solid enough feeling - little unit, with a nice sounding, very sensitive vario (if you want it to be).
Nova have refined their successful Mentor 2 with a new line plan, better shaped leading edge and new brake system. Greg Hamerton flew the Mentor 3 M (90-110kg) at 97kg in mild spring thermals on both light wind and strong wind days, and discovered the pros and cons of the new EN B wing.
Free-flyers are exposed to many risks. By identifying the greatest danger, you can make an effort to increase your safety margins in other areas. By examining each element in turn (Weather, Wing, Gear, Sites, Ability, Knowledge) in a series of articles, we hope to provide some insight into reducing your risk.
Hang glider and paraglider pilots are a very small minority and most non-ﬂying people will only ever meet one or two of us. Their opinion of our sport will be based, for good or ill, on such brief encounters...
Dave Thomas sent us a message to let us know about an XC flight he'd had from Penycloddiau East to Gwytherin in North Wales, and how he was getting on with his new C-Pilot PRO...
I signed up for a two day course with Flybubble on somewhat of a whim. After a really enjoyable first two days with Carlo and Nancy I had a horrible feeling I was hooked and signed up for the remainder of the EP course at the end of day 2.
What really impressed me throughout the remainder of the EP was the class size never more than 3 or 4 students to an instructor, the attention to detail, safety and the quality of instruction... exactly what I wanted from someone who was teaching me how to launch myself off a hill and one day fly thousands of feet above the ground!!
I bought my kit from Carlo and was really happy with the time taken to ensure that what I bought was right for me.
Again, throughout the CP course class size never rose above 4 students per instructor and I really felt I had time to learn, the opportunity to get 1-2-1 feed back and was well looked after at all times. Carlo's experience of teaching his sport to range of people from different walks of life and who all had different learning styles really shone through.
Thank you Carlo, Nancy and Greg!
Read some reviews of the Advance Epsilon 6 by paraglider pilots...