Another great day out training and winching and amazing weather it was perfect for training but very cold.  We had Marcus and Frank who had a great day and completed their EP course and are now on their CP course.  We also had David Perry who was flying really well and not long now, only a few days left to complete his CP Tow.

Big thanks to all for making it a great day, keep booking in! Cool

Lee and Dave (Coxy)

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Another really good day out winching with students.  After an early start in the morning the students ventured onto the airfield and braved the -6 degrees to progress their courses and training which is really great to see.  With the high pressure forecast today it was a bit changable with wind direction but with the winch it was easy to move around this.  The sun came out in the afternoon which warmed things up nicely and the little thermals that made the circuits of the airfield really nice and boyant for everyone.

We had Tim and Graham on their EP course and flying really well, great to see. Tim completed his EP too today and got into circuits of the field, fantastic! Marcus and Frank doing well on their EP and only one more day for completion.  We had Pete who had joined the merry Cloudbasers to do his tow endorsement course and he passed later in the day, well done Pete. Ann was flying excellently and doing circuits and some refresher training. David has completed his EP now and doing circuits of the airfield on his CP course, what a smile Cool   A big welcome to Heather for completing her first day with us and her first time on the tow, we can still hear the whooppeee's!!!!  What a great start to the year and lots more we hope!  Keep booking in folks.


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What an epic last few days 13th and 14th January 2012 at the Cloudbase Paragliding camp at South Cerney airfield and great to meet so many wonderful people interested in Paragliding.  On both days I arrived to frost on the ground and lovely blue skies and almost perfect flying/winching conditions.  Both Lee and Simon working their socks off to make the most out of the days.  Wow where to start and what a start to the year...

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Another great days training today with Dave Perry on his second day of EP and Douggie Johns refresher training prior to our trip to Lanzarote on the 19th Jan. Well done to you both, what a fantastic day. Cloudbase has again found another flyable window where other have failed, come and join us you know you want to.

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Well we had another fantastic day on our tow field today. The forecast was for light to moderate winds and sun so in typical Cloudbase tradition we went out training when it was flyable.

We flew all day and clocked up more than 60 flights not bad between two students and a tow conversation.

Congratulations to Norman for completing his EP and to Andy for getting through most of his CP.

Well done also to John for starting his Tow conversion having travelled up from Southampton after an early morning call from Nik.

Thanks also to Nik for helping out during the day and also filming the video below. Let’s hope for some more weather like this.

Lee and Simon

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Cloudbase managed to snatch another little weather window this morning. After the fog had lifted it was flyable for about 90 mins, I cant remember milk hill so busy on a week day in the winter.

Congratulations to Mike Stone who passed his CP today, he joins the ever growing cloudbase possie. Well done mate.

Below is a picture of half the wings that were out today.


With no students booked in and a forecast of increasing wind I decided to test fly the new Hybrid Paraglider called the ZunZun. It was also going to be demoed by Martin later in the day.

Martin has always wanted to speed fly but could find anything in the market that matched his weight. He is 112kg all up, the 21m2 ZunZun seemed like a good wing for him.

Well what a blast, I really can’t remember when my on personal paragliding was so much fun this little wing is awesome, its flying characteristics are the same as a normal size wing with nice long break travel and nice response in the turns. Watch the video or even better come and have a go.

Martin by the way bought one and it will be arriving here in a few weeks.

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