Are you folding your paraglider well ?

Do you always fold up your glider in exactly the same way? Something to do with how we fold our wings was brought to my attention recently after testing a relatively new zulu for  porosity. Ninety nine percent of the wing was in excellent condition, yet sadly one small part of the … Continue reading…

Paragliding Trip: Andaman Islands

A land lost in time I have just returned from the Andaman Islands where I was asked to skipper ‘Discovery’, the yacht that we sailed around Tonga on last year. The Andaman Islands belong to India and are located on the Eastern part of the Bay of Bengal in the … Continue reading…

Paragliding holidays and courses

Twin brothers Mike and Stu Belbas created Verbier Summits paragliding school to offer paragliding holidays and courses for every level of pilot whilst not forgetting the comforts and luxuries that people need when on holiday. Verbier-Summits is a British paragliding school offering paragliding holidays and courses in Switzerland and we … Continue reading…

Am I flying the right wing?

The question of what wing to recommend to people has recently become a topic that has plagued my mind. For quite some time now I have said that too many people fly a DHV 2, (or LTF 2) wing who really should be flying a 1-2. So what is that … Continue reading…

Paragliding Trip: The Kingdom of Tonga

Like The Fine Fillets Of a Deep Sea Fish If the winch sank to the bottom of the ocean right now it would have all been worth it for this one flight, said Gavin with a playful and mischievous grin. It was quite a statement considering what he had gone … Continue reading…

A site for novice XC pilots

Pilots who are looking to start experiencing XC flights can experience breath-taking Xc flights without ever leaving the safety and comfort of our valley. A typical flight like this will take a fairly low airtime pilot from green pastures to snow fields and over Alpine lakes and quite often up … Continue reading…

Verbier….an XC site

Verbier was put on the World Flying Map in the early nineties when it was recognised by the PWC as an incredible Alpine XC site. But as well as being a good starting point for flying XC, Verbier is also a place that suitable for every kind of pilot. As … Continue reading…

BHPA school abroad

Verbier Summits is an official BHPA school located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Students can come to the Swiss Alps and benefit from our perfect conditions and sites to learn quickly and safely how to paraglide. In just 2 weeks total beginners can go home fully qualified. You … Continue reading…

Heli Paragliding

Some beautiful pictures from the summit of the Petit Combin. On a good day we can fly up to the summit of the Petit Combin and cruise down the glacier, looking down over the sea of ice into the glaciers below. But there is nothing quite like getting a helicopter … Continue reading…

200 gliders to spell VERBIER

To welcome the arrival of the 15th stage of the Tour De France in Verbier last month, our famous local flying guru from the 1987 movie Super Max spelled out VERBIER using over 200 old gliders. The gliders were donated by ourselves and many other schools across the country. It … Continue reading…