Podcast: Shhhh….don’t mention the S-word

Posted by on 02 May 2016 | Tagged as: Podcasts

Shhhh… don’t mention the S-word with Timothy Bishop

In this podcast Tim and I discuss safety, including human factors, attitude and how we can improve paragliding safety culture. Tim comes from a military and civil aviation background and the discussion is informed by this knowledge of flight safety training. In the podcast he mentions his home-made paragliding flight simulator, pictures of which can be seen here and here.

58mins (January 2014)

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New podcasts

Posted by on 17 Feb 2014 | Tagged as: Podcasts

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Podcast: Coastal flying

Posted by 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)

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Podcast: Possible Future Developments in Competition Technology

Posted by 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)

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

Posted by 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)

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

Posted by 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)

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Podcast: Marshalling and Supporting a Competition

Posted by 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)

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