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Anna Jones - London
I hope you are good and enjoying the lovely sun.
I wanted to tell you that we had a fantastic holiday. Such an amazing location, great people and fantastic instructors. So thanks Flybubble!
After a couple of days of easy top to bottoms or gentle thermaling I rebuilt my confidence.
By the end of the week I was doing two hour thermal flights higher than the mountains!
Pilot feedback from our paragliding trips to southern Spain in October to November 2012...
James Penn - London
I had a fantastic trip, many thanks to you and Nancy, and the team in Spain. Your planning and preparation made the whole experience so much more enjoyable; maximised our airtime and minimised stress! I hope you'll agree, but I felt my flying has improved hugely over the trip and I'm looking forward to getting back out on the hill in the UK now and getting higher and further :)
My favourite moment without doubt was setting off cross-country with you and Ian and Martin. It was my first XC and I'll never forget it - committing to flying out into the valley towards 20+ circling vultures… joining them and feeling the reward of a big thermal was incredible. That and the Paella!
Thanks for organising a fantastic trip, I had a blast. Now looking forward to doing it all again next year!
Many, many thanks to you both; I hope you are enjoying some well earnt rest…
Iain James - Nether Wallop, Hampshire
Hi Carlo and Nancy,
My feedback: This was my 6th overseas trip this year in various guises, so have seen many different approaches and group dynamics. Each has been different, but yours really did "throw all the sixes".
Flybubble is the Rolls Royce of flying experiences. Why? First and foremost because every pilot is treated with respect, and given advice on the ground and in the air that is totally in tune not just with their experience and ability, but also suited to their character. It doesn't matter if the pilot has 5, 50 or 500 flying hours, they will learn and develop. There were no school favourites and no egos to be massaged. I don't think any other UK school or flying organisation can match the depth and breadth of instructor experience and proven world class level talent that we enjoyed on that trip. Secondly the administration is faultless, and again, you and Nancy were constantly focused on looking after the group (compared to some organisations with the organisers being "on holiday" themselves).
Favourite moments: Thermalling together with Helen and the vultures (I did manage to work out which was which) in the magic evening lift at Poniente; picking up a weak thermal way below T/O height over the Levante landing field, and managing to stay in it for a single height gain of over 4000ft, then heading off with you and Nancy to land out past Prune; and then almost getting a repeat a few days later; getting the "rabbit out of the hat" beach soaring.
Thanks again to both Carlo and Nancy for a truly awesome trip. Some great flying, with guiding and coaching from pilots with world class credentials that very few others on the scene can even hope to emulate.
Janos Kovacs - St. Brelade, Jersey
Just recently back from an amazing holiday which was in sunny Spain with Flybubble Paragliding. I went on this trip with them for two weeks and wish to share my experience with anyone looking for a perfect paragliding trip or paragliding school.
I finished my BHPA club pilot training with Flybubble this April, and was amazed with the whole training; it was very professional, helpful and personal. They helped me to find the right kit (wing, harness, etc. from their massive stock) which best suited me, and my level of skills. Big thanks for that! Since then I knew will join Flybubble on their next trip.
Before the trip we had lots of useful information from Flybubble about all the things you need or are recommended to have. From the beginning, the whole trip went really well. Flybubble did everything to have you up in the air as much as possible. This included Nancy and Carlo doing a lot of late night weather checks, and also early morning ones, checking many weather sites to ensure we'd get the best out of the conditions.
We flew many beautiful sites and most of them are suitable for every level of skills, like a big playground! Nancy and Carlo, Jose, Bea, Javier, the team, assisted you from take-off, while in the air, through landing. On my very first thermaling, I reached cloudbase and actually flew into the beauty of the cloud. What an amazing day it was! :):):))
After every amazing flying day we all sat down and shared our experiences, of course with a "Cerveza Grande" or Rioja and lots of Spanish tapas, while we laughed a lot :)
Bunch of lovely people with all the same interest: FLYING...
Thank you very much all of you for this amazing trip, and hopefully see you soon up in the air!
Especially big thanks for Flybubble team!
Janos - aka: the crazy Hungarian from Jersey
Feedback from paraglider pilots who went on the Flybubble Spain paragliding trip in October November 2009...
John Hughes, Sittingbourne, Kent
Having trained with Carlo and recently passed my CP I knew this would be a good opportunity to get in some flying knowing we were in good hands. This coupled with our hosts excellent local knowledge meant we had some excellent flights in excellent conditions.
Looking forward to another trip next year sometime.
Si Brewster, Brighton, East Sussex
The trip was excellent and I know I will benefit greatly from everything I learnt and fly better and safer.
Also thanks a million for the photos…
Thanks again and I also hope to see you soon.
Peter Impey, Newick, East Sussex
Hi Carlo and Nancy
Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed my brief time at Algo. A great location and, I thought, a good set up all round.
My first trip to Algodonales - great area, hilly / mountainous, but with plenty of space around for relaxed outlandings. Magic Griffon Vulture thermal-markers all over the place - all served up with the usual thorough Flybubble guiding and mentoring. I will be back!
Thanks for organising it all so well - I'll look forward to the next time!
All the best
PS. Care needed in the bars though. It can get a bit turbulent and I took a couple of collapses when rotored by the Cognac...........
Feedback from paraglider pilots who went on the Greece paragliding trip organised by Flybubble in October 2008...
Robert Bilson, Warmley, Bristol
Many thanks for a fantastic flying holiday.
Well here we go, feedback time:-
The pre trip information had everything in it that I needed to do or think about.
The group size was small, which in turn made you feel that looking after us was important.
The location was fantastic for all standards of pilot and with the hotel on the beach...
Carlo, Nancy and Stelios all had the appearance of being totally in control and yet calm as you like. Could that be the Swan system - calm on the surface yet paddling like mad underneath. What ever it was it worked for me.
I had a great time flying, eating, swimming... lets just say I had a great time.
Have dropped my photos in the post today.
Thanks again for a great trip.
Byron Campbell, London
Hi Carlo and Nancy,
Here is a bit of feedback for you...
First of all; I thought the pre-trip information and organisation was first rate. Everything was provided well in advance and all of your checklists were a great help to jog the memory in relation to equipment issues.
During the trip your calm reassuring way of dealing with a group of pilots with varying skills and abilities was fantastic. You managed to assist and provide feedback and advice to all of us throughout the week which was a great help and much appreciated.
The range and variety of flying sites were excellent as were the site briefings...
The airport transfers went smoothly, the hotel was good and the food was great!
Richard Sears, Southend on Sea, Essex
Am trying to think of something to criticise but can't. Even before the trip you seemed to have everything thought of, and as for the trip its self I can't fault it.
The accomodation was nice, clean and overlooking a beach.
There was plenty of different sites to choose from and all of them had amazing views.
As for the flying I thought you did everything possible to get us up in the lift.
You were helping out on the radio when you were on the ground and finding the best areas when flying; short of you actually flying the glider for us I can't see what more you could of done.
Would recommend one of your trips to anyone.
Feedback from paraglider pilots on the Flybubble PROGRESSIV course in Oludeniz, Turkey in May 2006...
Julian Rayner Skywings Article September 2006
"Low-airtime SIV" by Julian Rayner
I qualified as a Club Pilot in the summer of 2005... Even though I'd been through the training, I didn't feel very confident when flying... I wanted to feel safer, so when someone suggested doing an SIV course I decided to look into it.
I decided to go to Oludeniz in Turkey with Carlo Borsattino of Flybubble Paragliding. It didn't take long for me to realise that I'd made a good choice...