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78 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 22 - Joanna Di Grigoli
Joanna has been flying for over 20 years and has won many races. She holds the record for female open distance of 400 kms. In this podcast we have an easy chat about flying in the French Alps, valley winds, preparation for flying, thermalling techniques, landing and much more. You will find many gems of information as Joanna explains her thoughts and techniques. Listen in.
80 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Episode 21 - Alok Mihani
A computer engineer by profession and an excellent pilot with several 100+ kms flights and a X-YPR contestant, Alok or Loki as he is known to his fellow pilots talks about his quick growth in this sport. Shares his thoughts about thermaling, flying in Bir and back mountains, facing fear and adapting to the flight at 6000 mtrs. This and more in this candid chat. Listen in.
84 minutes | May 28, 2021
Episode 20 - Commercial Pilots - Ashutosh Chopra, Mohit Sharma, Shabad Chand & Vrun Singh
4 Commercial Captians flying Boeing and Airbus aircrafts who are also Paragliding Pilots in coversation about the similarities and differences in both these forms of flying. While the flying principles remain the same we get an insight into what these commercial pilots who are trained in many more areas of flying like navigation, weather and powered flying principles feel and experience during pure free PG flying. Do they have some learning, unlearning or adapting processes from commercial flying experience to make PG better safer, easier? Listen in....
68 minutes | May 21, 2021
Episode 19 - Russel Ogden
Russel is the team pilot at Ozone based in France. Started work at Ozone in 2004. He really doesnt need any introduction and is a welknown name in the sport. He has a wealth of information and knowledge that any pilot would be happy to absorb it all. He flies almost everyday as a test pilot and helps develop those amazing wings like the Rush, Delta, Alpina, Mantra, Zeno and Enzo to name a few. He has won several awards and has podium finishes to his credit. He is a delight to talk to and a fabulous guy. This podcast chat with him will give pilots a lot to learn and think about. Listen in.
38 minutes | May 15, 2021
Episode 18 - Gille Monnier a.k.a Chattriwala
One of the first people to fly in Bir and Manali in India. Pioneers who found most of the flying sites and opened the skies for us. Flying experience of more than 35 years. Listen in to find out about how it started and his advise to the current pilots. Gille owns and runs a school in Switzerland called AirFly.ch
23 minutes | May 8, 2021
Episode 17 Eugene - Instream Harness
Eugene is an engineer by profession and a Paraglider. He has recently conceptualised, designed and manufactured a convertible harness with many clever bits added. We talk about his ideas and the product it self. Visit his page Instream_harness on Instagram to see the design.
37 minutes | May 1, 2021
Episode 16 Jigish Gohil
Jigish has made BIR his home and has been flying there for over 10 years amassing over 1000 hours of flying in total. He has flown a 200 km triangle 5 times and only pilot to have done a 100 km flat triangle south of the range. He is a helpful pilot and guide. Most of the pilot community regularly consult him for information on various things from which lines to take to weather to vol biv. Please see PARAGUIDE.IN for more information.
60 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
Episode 15 Kinga Masztalerz
A Pilot - Adventurer - Life lover A 2nd time RedBull X Alps qualifier, New Zealand Champion and a two times distance record holder. Specializes in Vol Biv, Multi day Hike and flying expeditions. Kinga talks about her preparations for th RBXA and her experience and lessons learnt. We also have a good chat on flying in the back mountains of Bir. She shares some of her knowledge and insights on flying on the back mountains of Bir, India. Come on, listen in to Girl Gone Wild! Contribution for 2021 X Alps https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/kinga
39 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Episode 14 Gurpreet Dhindsa chats with Rohit and me
Gurpreet Dhindsa has been flying since 1993 and has been an integral part of the Indian Paraglding community. He operates his PG school and cafe from Bir, India. Rohit and I chat with him about his teaching style, his theory concepts and what makes Bir flying different from other areas. Listen in
57 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Dr. Matt Wilkes 🤘 He is a rockstar
A medical critical care doctor and a PHD in relation of Altitude, cold and cognition for the Paraglding pilot - Dr Matt Wilkes and I have a chat about Hypoxia during flying, first aid kit and all about his study on reserves. This has been a wonderful chat filled with tremendous value for the pilot community. It was a pleasure to talk to Matt who is a super fun guy. Have a listen and enjoy the banter.
40 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Episdoe 12 TJ on Acro, XC and Safety
Tanaji Takve or TJ as he is called is an accomplished Acro and a XC Pilot. Although he is sides a bit more on the acro bit. He also runs a Paragliding School and has been flying for over 22 years starting at a very early age while he was in school in the 8th grade. Listen in to find out about his take on why Acro is fun and how everyone actually does a bit of Acro regularly. Also his views on maintaining high safety threshold. In the end a bonus on an important skill.
53 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 11 - Vistasp Kharas on thermaling basics
On popular demand Viz is back to discuss thermaling in more details. He speaks about learning the art of thermaling from Club Pilot level and above. We both hope this helps many younger pilots decode a bit more about thermaling. Welcome Feedback and comments on email@example.com
43 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 10- Vistasp Kharas on Thermaling
Vistasp ( aka Viz ) talks about Thermaling and shares his knowledge on all that goes into reading the terrain, trigger points, shape and strength of thermals and all the preparations that goes to fly high and far.
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