New podcasts

Posted by Judith on 17 Feb 2014 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Please note!

New podcasts will now be available from The Paraglider.

You can subscribe to the iTunes and RSS feed and the get podcasts automatically from the same web site. Thanks!

Podcast: Coastal flying

Posted by Geoff on 28 Nov 2013 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Coastal flying with Her-Hsin Tsai. As well as being a keen XC flyer, Hamish (as he is better known in the paragliding community) lives and flies at the coast. In this podcast he discusses a wide range of aspects of coastal flying, including weather, hazards, coastal XCs, sea breezes, convergence, sea thermals and more. It makes valuable listening for people both familiar and unfamiliar with this flying environment.

34mins (November 2013)

Download the podcast: http://www.judithmole.net/podcasts/coastal_flying.mp3 (32 Mb)

Flash version: Listen to it online

Subscribe to future podcasts: see the links on the right.

Please note: this, and all previous podcasts, are also available from the podcast page.

Podcast: Possible Future Developments in Competition Technology

Posted by Geoff on 22 Mar 2013 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Possible Future Developments in Competition Technology with Chris Trow (Fast Retrieve). Following my interview with the PWC and British Open retrieve manager for the Marshalling podcast, here Chris talks about possible future technological developments in comps, including live tracking, Spot and other satellite tracking devices, radios, etc. All these developments are aimed at making competitions safer and more fun. He also talks about what you can do to make it all work more efficiently.

14 mins (March 2013)

Download the podcast: http://www.judithmole.net/podcasts/future_comp_developments.mp3 (13 Mb)

Flash version: Listen to it online

Subscribe to future podcasts: see the links on the right.

Please note: this, and all previous podcasts, are also available from the podcast page.

Podcast: Serial Class! A 2012 comp season roundup from the ex-open class perspective

Posted by Geoff on 01 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Serial Class! A 2012 comp season roundup from the ex-open class perspective with Josh Cohn, Nick Greece, Adam Hill, Craig Morgan, Russ Ogden, Yassen Savov and Adrian Thomas. During the 2011 Paragliding World Championships, CIVL banned the use of uncertified open class gliders in its sanctioned competitions. In the last year, much debate has focused on the pros and cons of this decision. This podcast is a round up of pilot’s perceptions of the first year of ‘pure’ serial class from the perspective of some top international pilots. [see other podcast  for the serial perspective]

68 mins (January 2013)

Download the podcast: http://www.judithmole.net/podcasts/2012compseasonroundup_openclass.mp3 (64 Mb)

Flash version: Listen to it online

Subscribe to future podcasts: see the links on the right.

Please note: this, and all previous podcasts, are also available from the podcast page.

Podcast: Serial Class! A 2012 comp season roundup from the sports/traditional serial class perspective

Posted by Geoff on 01 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Serial Class! A 2012 comp season roundup from the sports/traditional serial class perspective with James Bradley, Mike Miller, Idris Birch and Pat Dower.

Serial class has not only had a profound effect on former open class pilots, but traditional serial class and sports class competitors have also been affected – both in positive and negative ways. This podcast is a round up of pilot’s perceptions of the first year of ‘pure’ serial class from the perspective of some very accomplished sports/serial class pilots. [see other podcast above for the ex-open class perspective]

47 mins (January 2013)

Download the podcast: http://www.judithmole.net/podcasts/2012compseasonroundup_sports_serialclass.mp3 (44 Mb)

Flash version: Listen to it online

Subscribe to future podcasts: see the links on the right.

Please note: this, and all previous podcasts, are also available from the podcast page.

Podcast: Marshalling and Supporting a Competition

Posted by Geoff on 16 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Marshalling and Supporting a Competition with Steve Charlesworth, Sarah Frysol, Alex Hatfield, Alan Horsfield, Barbara St Aubyn and Chris Trow

Many pilots are not aware of the immense amount of background work that goes into a competition, before, after and during the comp week. In the UK Championships we are fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly as a team to make sure the competition works as seamlessly as possible. This podcast is about the work they do and hopes to give information as well as encouraging anyone who is interested to give it a go! 37 min (November 2012)

Download the podcast: http://www.judithmole.net/podcasts/supporting_competitions.mp3 (35 Mb)

Flash version: Listen to it online

Subscribe to future podcasts: see the links on the right.

Please note: this, and all previous podcasts, are also available from the podcast page.

Podcast: Crossing the Pyrenees Unsupported

Posted by Geoff on 23 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Crossing the Pyrenees Unsupported – a vol bivouac adventure with Dean Crosby (Active Edge) and Steve Nash (Nova). In August/September 2012 Steve and Dean set out to cross the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean by foot and flying. They did the trip completely unsupported so they had to carry everything they needed – gliders, shelter, food, clothes, etc. This podcast is a description of their epic 18 day trip, with both the highs and lows that are part of such an adventure. You can see their route and kit list at the Active Edge web site. A second podcast with their advice, tips and tricks for lightweight fly/hiking is also available. 73 mins. (October 2012)

Download the podcast: http://www.judithmole.net/podcasts/Crossing_the_Pyrenees_unsupported.mp3 (69Mb)

Flash version: Listen to it online

Subscribe to future podcasts: see the links on the right.

Please note: this, and all previous podcasts, are also available from the podcast page.

Earlier posts»