Category Archives: Cross Country

XC Camp: thoughts

During recent years there has been increasing demand for courses focusing on the skills pilots need to fly cross-country. Algodonales, in South of Spain, has the perfect combination of good weather and an easy orography creating an ideal spot for pilots to fly cross-country regardless of their previous experience. At PARAGLIDING SPAIN, we have been…
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Epic XC Camp at Algodonales!

In my opinion, motivation is the cornerstone for cross-country flights; in fact, motivation is the motor for everything in the Life! Take a pilot, give him the best paraglider ever, on the best day with cumulus clouds, with the best harness,... but if he is not motivated, he probably will land just a few kilometers behind…
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Finding thermals: the five star system

Looking for a system to teach our students of the cross-country paragliding courses how to find thermals I found on the internet an interesting video from Bob Drury, who explains how to assess the potential of thermal sources using his the 5-star system. He evaluates five points in order to find a good thermal source:…
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