Wow… the art of thermaling and cross country paragliding!
Watch this excellent thermal technique by a friend of Parapax paragliding, Tuvia from Arad, and flying in Dobrogea east of Romania.
Take off was 30m about on the base of small hill you see at the beginning of the video.
A great flight. They have learned from a true South African – Stef, who in 2010 won their Romanian national paragliding competition!
Listen to that vario (variometer) screaming at times! A variometer is a small electronic device that helps all free flying types (glider pilots, sailplanes, hangliders and paraglider pilots) indicate “audiobly” and visually if we are going up or down. See the picture attached. This makes our lives really easy! We also often use a gps and a new gps/vario combo exists with lots of fancy features.
On our tandem paraglide sessions in Cape Town and Lions Head, we can sometimes even thermal way above table mountain.
Of course the paramotor helps with that “easy” lift…..vroom vroom!