Students, Pilots & Customers
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Students, Pilots & Customers
Some feedback from Flybubble students, tandem passengers, pilots and customers... LOTS MORE still to be added!
June Hill - Tandem
Thank you both for an absolutely wonderful experience, truly wonderful. I think I can say that I am hooked! Cannot wait to do another one.
Thank you again for a great day and hope to see you again.
Many thanks, June - Shaftesbury, Dorset
Andrew Bedwell - UK Course
The course you ran was absolutely fantastic.
As a senior sports instructor in another sport, I felt your teaching techniques where unsurpassed, with clear definite objectives that were well thought out to match the conditions.
Thank you for what you managed to do for me, and know you put yourself out more in terms of time than you had to.
Although some other instructors where also present on the hill, it was quite evident to me that you were in a league above.
I will be definitely recommending Flybubble to EVERYONE interested in the sport.
Andrew, AllGoodFun Kitesurfing
John Stevens - Trips
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.
Andrew Parsons - UK Course
A very big thank you to the Flybubble team for providing such a complete and professional package. It really is no wonder that you attract students from all over England.
I can still vividly remember my first day with Nancy, her patience and understanding were unbelievable.
The gradual drip feed of knowldege, tips and advice from Carlo, Greg and Nancy were so well timed that their relevance has shaved off years of further learning.
The actual flying demonstrations and tuition by Carlo were sublime and guidance on the purchase of equipment was fantastic.
Cheers and thanks for everything. Andrew
Alex Crowe - Tandem
Laura had a fabulous time today and we were both very happy... well worth the wait!
Thanks, Alex - Highbury, London
Abigail Barr - Trips
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!
Anthony Downs - UK Course
Thanks again for all of your awesome instruction and advice.
It's great to have finally got my licence!
Hope all is well and you're having a good time on the hill today.
Geoff Jackson - Tandem
I really enjoyed the flights with you. It was an unforgettable experience and the weather was brilliant for it.
All best wishes to you and hope to see you again one day.
Geoff Jackson - Ascot, Berkshire
Trevor Giddings - Trips
The trip exceeded my (high) expectations. I learnt a huge amount... Longest XCs to date.
I cannot imagine how I could ever get better help, advice and the rapid learning than I received on this trip from Flybubble.
It was all excellent. First class.
Carlo... [is] an excellent teacher as well as a top class, very experienced pilot.
... the best possible learning experience in XC.
... several XC flights, become much better and more confident at thermalling, and most importantly to become a better overall pilot.
Pre-flight briefings were excellent... helped find the next thermals.
I learned a lot about better flying technique - to thermal properly for the first time, to use my speed bar properly for the first time, and... how to find the next thermal.
Perhaps the greatest thing was to be liberated from the hill, getting increased confidence in my (growing) ability.
Initially challenging to a total novice XC man. But with Flybubble's thorough briefings on landing-out options, their fly-guiding while in the air... I very soon relaxed and hugely enjoyed the big relatively gentle thermals and the magnificent XC experience.
My wonderful memories of the trip are still as fresh as ever.
4 XC flights in 4 consecutive days. Personal bests.
Climbing in a blue thermal with dozens of Urubu (Brazilian vultures).
Pre-trip organisation was exemplary. Just right.
The expertise and guidance... was fantastic.
I don't see how any XC course could be better arranged.
Trevor Giddings - Hove, East Sussex, England
Byron Campbell - UK Course
Thanks for a good weekend, good fun and very enjoyable.
I think you are fantastic trainers and very easy to get along with.
Your whole system of bookings, equipment and paperwork seems very well set up and very efficient. Everything was laid out and explained very clearly. I am used to the way they do things in Spain which is pretty 'casual' to say the least!!
I feel that you helped me get the most out of the weekend and it was well worth my time. Although I have been flying for about 18 months I still picked up really useful tips and ideas from you. Thanks.
Thanks again for all your help; I look forward to seeing you on the weekend.
Cheers, Byron :-)
Chris Warner - Tandem
Thanks for a WONDERFUL day on Friday. Peter and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Hope we do see you again, the flights were a wonderful experience.
Thanks again to you and Nancy.
Chris & Peter Warner - Stanford Le Hope, Essex
Anthony Parfitt - UK Course
Many thanks for a really great day.
Hope to fly with you again sometime soon, and complete CP.
Many thanks again for your very professional and friendly service.
Yours sincerely, Anthony (and Maria)
Crispin Rose-Innes - Trips
I have learned masses. As a result of this course, I now have a much better understanding of how and why things can go wrong.
I am relieved to have discovered that my wing is in fact a very trustworthy and friendly companion!
I found it less scary than I had imagined... because of the very good radio communication.
Progression from one day to the next was a comfortable schedule.
With practice, I grew to learn, recognise and understand what to expect and so things only got better.
I now recognise these manoeuvres for what they are and with this comes a better knowledge of safety.
It was an eye opener. It was an extraordinary experience. It was valuable and I am glad to have done it.
Thank you Carlo!
James Young - Tandem
A massive thank you for taking me flying. Ever since I can remember I have dreamt about being able to fly. Yesterday was as close as it will get. A dream came true so thank you for making me one incredibly happy man!
Carlo, you certainly paint a colourful picture of paragliding and are a wonderful advocate of the sport.
Hopefully we'll see you again soon as that day out with you was totally awesome, and a day I'll never forget.
Thanks once again.
Take care fella and fly safe,
Jimmy - Portsmouth, Hampshire
Mike Parfitt - Trips
I found the course excellent in respect of information flow. I was extremely happy with the whole experience.
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.
Simon Wheeler - Tandem
It was an absolutely fantastic experience.
My Mum was similarly impressed especially how you all took such great care of her and went out of your way to make it a special day.
Cheers, Si - Brighton, East Sussex
Grita Rose-Innes - Trips
The course was reassuring and excellent. The level of instruction was perfect for my skills. I liked the gradual build-up. I learnt lots. Made me feel more confident. I discovered the capabilities and cut off points of my glider.
Pre and post flight briefings and debreifings were very thoroughly given by Carlo under relaxed circumstances. He never cut time short. We could ask as many questions as we needed to. We all understood completely what was involved.
Flybubble's in-flight information and communication during the course were a great help. Instructions were firm and direct. The quality was excellent.
Flybubble's general assistance and safety back-up during the course was of course excellent.
Barbara Miles - Tandem
Thank you again for a very memorable experience. Nick thoroughly enjoyed being up in the air with you and the peaceful time. He found it amazing to be flying simply by hanging in the wind and the sense of freedom, watching birds closely from above.
You have a great way of building confidence... and made Nick and myself feel very much at ease which made it so much more enjoyable.
I am glad I collected from friends and family to make this his present because I can't imagine he would have talked so much about any other present he might have had otherwise.
I will always recommend you and pass on your details to anyone thinking about a very special present.
Barbara Miles - Reading, Berkshire
Peter Campbell - Trips
This Flybubble trip was a most memorable adventure that I treasure dearly.
I felt I received the best coaching possible.
We made the greatest opportunity of every opportunity to fly.
Pre-flight briefing were very good - Top!
What I learnt about XC flying really came together.
I had a brilliant time.
Richard Platt - Tandem
My tandem flight last week was a truly memorable experience - for all the right reasons. Simultaneously exhilarating and serene, it greatly exceeded my expectations.
Carlo explained everything as I helped him unpack and prepare the paraglider, which made me feel more confident and secure when we were actually in the air.
... the launch was a breeze, and I soon had an armchair seat high above Sussex.
Turning and wheeling with the sparrow-hawks and swifts, I did feel like my arms had feathers.
... Carlo's practical instructions and informative comments made me feel that I wasn't just a passenger.
It was just a breathtaking twenty minutes, and I would recommend Flybubble to anyone contemplating trying out a tandem flight.
Richard Platt - Tunbridge Wells, Kent