Brazil Governador Valadares 2003
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Brazil Governador Valadares 2003
Feedback from paraglider pilots who went on our Governador Valadares paragliding trip in February 2003...
The course and trip were even better than I expected! Not just good but excellent!
My thermalling technique improved, good to fly in gaggles and I've hopefully removed my blinkers!
I did 22 flights and logged 20 hours. My longest flight was 4 hours 39mn!
Distances were: 68km, 59km, 39km, 24km (and many more)... My longest XC before was 25 km.
The course was fantastic. I learnt as much if not more than I hoped.
I learnt what is possible, what I am capable of, what I need to do to achieve it, why I love it, and why every one should do it.
Throughout the course I was always aware that the coaches were really taking delight in their students' achievements. I cannot tell you how much more enjoyable that made it.
My success this season has its roots right there... with you guys. It's all your fault ;->
Thanks very much guys - real quality time!
Your skills in the air allowed both you to extend everyones XC flights, hence providing more airtime during which people could learn.
I bettered, then doubled my previous best XC distance and achieved 4x the XC total in three weeks that I had achieved prior to that.
I found the course excellent in respect of information flow
I was extremely happy with the whole experience
The best trip I have ever had, beyond anything I had hoped for.
Everything was great: well organised, fantastic flying, challenging.
I really experienced having FUN whilst flying for the first time properly.
The course was brilliant! (Very, very good).
For me, Carlo is the best instructor. I like and feel confident with the way he teaches.
An unbelievably fantastic experience!
THANK you both SO MUCH for your brilliant guidance and instruction!
Crispin Rose-Innes, Skywings Article June 2003
Flying with 'Urubus' in Brazilian Skies
Article by Crispin Rose-Innes published in Skywings June 2003
The idea for a paragliding trip to South America was conceived by Grita and myself whilst paragliding in Piedrahita a year ago in March 2002. During our short week in Piedrahita, it slowly dawned on us both that the only sure way in which to increase our airtime and to have fun flying, was to seriously consider an extended trip abroad in a place where a good climate, warm temperatures and a safe environment would guarantee superb flying...
I chose this course because you're ****ing brilliant top-notch fliers (and we like and trust you).
I learnt an enormous amount, far more than I expected. I learnt how to relax and feel comfortable. And as for thermalling, I felt like my technique simply took off!
The total flown was damn near 200kms with over 94km on the last two days alone!
The flying dreams have kicked in!
The 2003 Brazil trip is like a dream
The trip lived up perfectly to my expectations and with some bonuses!
I was impressed with Carlo's assistance and his preparatory organisation for the trip. Truly excellent.
Daily flight organisation retrievals, organisation, site and flight briefings, in-flight coaching over radio all really very good indeed!
I was truly pleased with the trip and grateful for everything you did to accomplish it.
I achieved far more actual flying than on previous trips.
The course was very well organised, and Carlo's knowledge of the area obviously paid off.
Briefing and debriefing each day at take-off was excellent and very useful indeed.
Communication in air was fantastic it worked extremely well. Carlo kept a careful eye on conditions for us, which was very reassuring.
I had ideas and dreams, but I never could have imagined what I actually achieved!
My flying just got better and better, and I found I really got into XC flying for the first time. I am excited now about going on cross country flights, not afraid of leaving the hill any more.
My thermalling skills have improved immensely!
Great people and great company!