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Webpage face lift!

Webpage face lift!

17-10-2019

Our slightly dated webpage has just been redesigned and we think is looking pretty flash. Check out all the rad new features we have packed into the site including 3D interactive visualizations of our gliders, a handy glider finder feature, and much more!

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Luna 2 gets a fresh new color! Check out Venus!

17-10-2019

Full of trademark BGD color Venus is the latest addition to the Luna 2 color range! Make your flying experience the best it can be with a vibrant wing overhead!

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Luna 2 gets a fresh new color! Check out Venus!

2018 Coupe Icare was a RIOT !

24-09-2018

Bright sunshine and fluffy clouds graced this years' Coupe Icare festival where we launched our newest product the EN-B RIOT (the PUNK's lighter twin). Although the colour scheme may change for the final product a few prototypes could be seen flying around the festival. Check out this short video about...

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The long awaited Luna 2 is ready to start flying off the shelves!

21-06-2018

The LUNA 2 is made for powered paragliding, and offers the perfect blend of comfort, performance and speed creating the ideal choice for intermediate pilots up to competition racers. 

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Manu will be the BGD international sales manager PPG and a test pilot

Manu will be the BGD international sales manager PPG and a test pilot

06-03-2018

We are super excited to ignite our PPG range with the help of world famous and PPG infinite tumbling Manuel Tejeiro. 

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The ECHO Motor is DGAC certified and ready to go

31-01-2018

The Echo Motor is DGAC certified and unleashed in five sizes and three gorgeous colour schemes. With the advancement in technology and techniques, strength now comes in ever-lighter packages. The Echo Motor is for PPG pilots who appreciate the benefits of lightweight kit – the easy launch characteristics,...

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Brucetube episode 5 - Accidental deployment

18-08-2017

Have you ever launched and had your reserve accidentally deploy? Believe us, you don’t want to, but it happened to BGD team pilot Karlis. He hosts BRUCETUBE EPISODE 5, which is all about how to stop this from happening to you.

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Flying with Wraps - Brucetube episode 4

01-08-2017

HOW DO YOU HOLD YOUR BRAKE HANDLES? Take a sec and post a pic in the comments below, it would be really cool for us to see all the different ways.!In the mean time check out Bruce's latest BruceTube release -FLYING WITH WRAPS - Brucetube Episode 4 Release! From the flying kitchenBruce Goldsmith analyzes...

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1,5 L Paramotor-Challenge am 8.Juli in Crawinkel

1,5 L Paramotor-Challenge am 8.Juli in Crawinkel

05-07-2017

​Am Samtag, dem 8. Juli 2017 ab 10:00 Uhr findet am Flugplatz in Crawinkel (Deutschland) die 2te Auflage der 1,5 Liter Challenge aus 2016 statt. Das Konzept könnte einfacher nicht sein. Wer der maximal 30 Starter kennt sein Equipment am besten und schafft die längste Airtime. Ausgerüstet mit...

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LEARN TO KITE - LEARN TO PARAGLIDE - Groundhandling by Tyr Goldsmith

21-06-2017

EPISODE - 3 Growing up Tyr Goldsmith was exposed to a lot of time at Take-off and the LZ. He took this opportunity to play with wings and practice ground handling, something we should all do a bit more. It could be in his blood, but according to Tyr it was due to his some 10 years of time under a wing...

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Stop Collapses, fly better, and fly safer!

22-05-2017

Published on May 20, 2017Over the last 10 years paragliders have evolved a lot. Originally it was advised to fly with 20-30cm of brake on as the neutral position to keep the wing open. Now with modern paraglider designs it is best to fly with as little brake as possible. In episode 2, Bruce explains...

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Claudia Riquelme has joined our team and will be helping us manage Latin American sales

16-05-2017

We are proud to announce Claudia Riquelme has joined our team and will be helping us manage Latin American sales. Claudia started flying in 1994 in her home country of Chile, and has over 16 years of experience as a professional journalist and translator specializing in paragliding and paramotoring....

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Claudia Riquelme has joined our team and will be helping us manage Latin American sales
Welcome Dale Covington to the USA BGD importer team!

Welcome Dale Covington to the USA BGD importer team!

28-04-2017

Dale Covington will be representing BGD in the USA with Rob Sporrer.  Dale and Rob are the only two APPI master instructors in the US. Dale started paragliding in 1988 and opened his school in 1990. Based out of the Point of the Mountain, Utah, Dale will be integral in spreading our products across...

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Epic is out

09-02-2017

The Epic is officially released and we are now taking orders! It has been EN-B certified in sizes S, M, and L with certification for the ML and XS imminent. Designed to satisfy your uncontrollable urge for flying, the Epic is an intuitive, safe and graphically appealing paraglider. We expect the first...

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Be ready when we hit 2017, the new BGD Calendar is printed and ready to take you around the sun!

Be ready when we hit 2017, the new BGD Calendar is printed and ready to take you around the sun!

20-12-2016

Get ready for 2017 with a shiny new BGD calendar! It is packed with gorgeous photographs of your favorite paraglider. Order one from your local dealer or email us at sales@flybgd.com while supplies last. Price - 20 Euros RRP The calendar is in landscape format, 480 x 335mm (19 x 13 in), and colour...

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Watch Bruce's short video about how to pack your paraglider

29-11-2016

This is how Bruce packs his paraglider into the redesigned BGD concertina bag.

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Yan is joining the sale team!

Yan is joining the sale team!

09-11-2016

We would like to welcome Chinese pilot Yan Chen to the BGD sales team! She is an avid pilot since 2012, writer, flight school owner, paragliding development consultant, and will now be working with us on Chinese sales. “Working directly with a paragliding manufacturer has always been one of my dreams”...

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DGAC certified and ready for flight the DUAL LITE is the Adventure Machine!

30-06-2016

The Dual LITE is designed specifically for adventurous paramotor teams. Its safety, performance, and weight have all been optimised for big paramotor flights and long paramotoring trips. It has the best launch/landing characteristics , handling, and performance we could pack into 6.35kg, so if you’re...

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Maximise the Fun with our new Tandem Paramotor Wing the DGAC/EN certified DUAL.

29-06-2016

The Dual is designed for commercial and hobby paramotor/paratrike/motorhead pilots who use this aircraft as a safe tool to maximise the flying experience with their friends, family and customers. The Dual is a both DGAC/EN-B rated versatile tandem paramotor wing, designed by Bruce to maximise the fun....

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The top color choices by our customers are shifting.

26-06-2016

Last year the hottest colour schemes were Lava (EN-B Base), Kelp (Dual), Iceland (EN-A Adam), and Parrot (EN-B Wasp), this year they are Lagoon (EN-B Base), Reef (Dual), Mexico (EN-A Adam), and Peacock (EN-B Wasp). The most vibrant colour schemes are what the pilots want so 2016/17 will see yet more...

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The top color choices by our customers are shifting.

You gotta watch this video! The follow cam is exceptional.

01-10-2015

During the Fassa Fly Expo in Canazei, Italy the BGD team took advantage of some exceptional flying conditions. Flying a EN-C Tala LITE, Tyr followed his dad Bruce Goldsmith (flying a EN-B BASE - Aurora colour) around the Marmolata and surrounding mountains using a new gimbal stabilized follow cam.

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The best brake attachments ever.

06-05-2015

Check out these brilliant new Snap Locks! They are lightweight compact attachments that effortlessly connect brakes to the risers with a small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system that holds the handle in every direction except down toward the pilot. We just love them and all...

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We are constantly receiving news from our tandem pilots about the Dual’s resistance to aging!

We are constantly receiving news from our tandem pilots about the Dual’s resistance to aging!

14-01-2015

Jay Kahyaoglu is a tandem pilot in Oludeniz, Turkey and sent over his thoughts about our Dual after a season. He says (the Dual) "is always subjected to abrasion on take off as well as on landing... and, in terms of wear and tear, no fabric is ripped or damaged, no stitches are damaged, fabric feels...

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Bruce introduced the Italian festival in a short film.

02-10-2014

In this short film Bruce Goldsmith introduces the Fassa Fly Expo 2014 while enjoying the epic flying conditions!​

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Bruce showcased the new high EN-B BASE during the Coupe Icare!

Bruce showcased the new high EN-B BASE during the Coupe Icare!

24-09-2014

Perched high on a plateau over Grenoble, France is the tiny village of Saint Hilaire-de-touvet whom hosted the 41st edition of the Coupe Icare festival last weekend. Walking through the expo felt like being Charlie in the chocolate factory with every major free flying and paramotor company showcasing...

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Herminio Cordido takes his Dual to the limit

03-09-2014

Herminio takes his Dual beyond what we thought was possible, and has fun doing it, and it all starts with a phone call from Bruce.

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Marko Hrgetić and Aaron Sanchez will compete in the AEROTHLON

Marko Hrgetić and Aaron Sanchez will compete in the AEROTHLON

02-09-2014

This November in Mexico BGD team pilot Marko Hrgetić will fly his passenger Aaron Sanchez under a DUAL during the 2014 AEROTHLON competition (a paragliding, bike riding, and running triathlon).  http://aerothlon.com

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Wasp gets DGAC certification in 3 sizes

13-08-2014

The Wasp has received DGAC paramotor certification. The Wasp has now received the DGAC certification with a higher weight range than the free flight wing.The Wasp paramotor is equipped with twin hang point paramotor risers with trimmers to increase top speed and adjust for torque. The Wasp is already...

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Wasp gets DGAC certification in 3 sizes

Adam film taken with a UAV in England

22-06-2014

Some nice footage from Flying Frenzy of the Adam being used in school with a first day student. Lovely grassy English flying site in Dorset!

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Nice film showing BGD gliders in production

16-06-2014

This film shows the modern facility where BGD gliders are made in Sri Lanka. Includes nice images of the Laser cutter and inflation inspection system, as well as showing the excellent working conditions in the factory.

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Finsterwalder & Charly distribute BGD in Germany

Finsterwalder & Charly distribute BGD in Germany

02-06-2014

Finsterwalder & Charly are to become the exclusive distributers of BGD in Germany. The announcement was officially made at the Super Paragliding Testival in Kossen this weekend, where Charly and BGD shared a stand. Both BGD and Charly are very excited about this cooperation. The two teams compliment...

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Super Paragliding Testival Kössen/Austria

23-05-2014

Stop by and visit the BGD Team on the Super Paragliding Testival in Kössen taking place from 29.05.2014 to 01.06.2014. If there is bad weather, the alternative date will be 19.-22.06.2014. We will be there with a lot of demo gliders for you to testfly.We are looking forward to meet you there.

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Super Paragliding Testival Kössen/Austria
David Chaumet flies 285km from his home site in Portugal.

David Chaumet flies 285km from his home site in Portugal.

19-05-2014

A big congratulations to David Chaumet for flying his Tala ML from Azinha in Sierre de Estrela, Portugal to just north of Segovia in Spain. David said three of them launched at 12:30 and conditions were stable at first with an inversion at 1500m making it difficult to leave the area of the Sierrra....

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The new BGD paramotor blog goes on line

29-04-2014

News about BGD paramotor wings will now be kept up to date on a daily basis on the BGD Paramotor Blog.http://paramotor.flybgd.com/Picture shows the Luna22 is being tested now by the BGD team which is both faster, lighter and brighter than its larger brother, with the lovely new Brazil colour scheme....

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The new BGD paramotor blog goes on line
The first production Caiprinha Tala arrive

The first production Caiprinha Tala arrive

23-04-2014

A wave of excitement spread though BGD when the first Caiprinha Tala's arrived. We were not disappointed! Great spring conditions and a glider that we think looks absolutely stunning. Very unusual and really stands out from the croud. Production Tala in Caiprinha are available in all sizes as of today....more...

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Dual Lite, Adam ML and L all certified

15-04-2014

The Dual Lite weighs in at just 6.4 kg and is a delight to fly. During the load test the Dual Lite showed itself to be remarkably strong withstanding an amazing 8 x 300kg without breaking. That is a tested load of 2400kg. After the Adam M got the EN/LTF-A certification a few weeks ago, the Adam ML...

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Dual Lite, Adam ML and L all certified

Just released: EN/LTF-A Adam - Safety in colours a short film about Bruce and Tyr learning to fly a Adam.

02-04-2014

This short film showcases our EN/LTF-A certified paraglider through the father - son connection in the Goldsmith family. Tyr, Bruce and Arna's eldest son, takes one of his first flights with the Adam showing just how safe the paraglider is.

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Adam gets both EN and LTF A certification

24-03-2014

Adam M finished the final certification tests in Germany with the EAPR this week. Both EN-A and LTF-A are now completed for the Adam M. Tests completed and passed are now are both load and shock tests and top and bottom weight flight tests.  The first production Adam M are expected in mid April....

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Adam gets both EN and LTF A certification

Ojovolador impressed by the Dual

21-03-2014

The Dual is getting a solid reputation as on of the best Tandem gliders on the market. The light handing and exceptional thermalling abilities are what normally impress pilots first. Also the great launch and landing also make the wing well suited to commercial tandem operations. Philippe Lami from...

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Stubai Cup from the 7th to 9th of March 2014 in Neustift / Austria

03-03-2014

We hope, that once again this year, the legendary micro-climate in the Stubai Valley, will bring us 3 days of flight- and test weather. Of course we will be there, to advise you personally, to answer all your questions and provide you with demo wings. We are looking forward to your visit....

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Stubai Cup from the 7th to 9th of March 2014 in Neustift / Austria
Tim and Ant Green release a short video paramotoring up the Mont Blanc!

Tim and Ant Green release a short video paramotoring up the Mont Blanc!

27-02-2014

The Drop-off project's concept involves paramotoring up mountains with skies, jumping off and skiing down. https://vimeo.com/87585115

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Our Tala in the Thermik Magazin Review

19-02-2014

Thermik Magazine’ s Test team has just compared some of the latest EN C wings including our Tala. The review was published in the March 2014 issue, and they rated the Tala as a C1 wing (easiest level of the C class). The Tala, titled as "The Elegant", was reported to have a very good starting behaviour...

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Our Tala in the Thermik Magazin Review
195 km in the Belo Horizonte region

195 km in the Belo Horizonte region

04-02-2014

BIG congratulations to Leo Wayerbacher from Belo Horizonte in Brazil who broke his personal best, flying 195km from his local site on his Tala. This is the second longest flight ever in the Belo region and for sure the longest flight on a Tala up to now.One more time the Tala has proven his outstanding...

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Be seen under the new EN-A ADAM!

14-01-2014

Safety in colours. Whether it is how it creates feelings, communicates messages, reveals a personality, or just stands out, colour is important. The ADAM, in four outgoing colours, will be seen. Fly safe. Be seen.

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Be seen under the new EN-A ADAM!

The fabulous French pilot Vincent Talleu just released a very funny video review about the TALA EN-C.

28-11-2013

Baker Vincent Talleu has been producing very funny videos for a few years now! “Vincent BGD Tala review” consists of almost 10 minutes of lighthearted fun flying and reviewing the Tala.

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VOLER.INFO publishes a news piece on the Luna and Adam!

28-11-2013

VOLER.INFO is the exclusively online monthly paraglider/paramotor magazine in the market. It has lots of valuable info about our sport. Check it out at the link below! http://www.voler.info/media/20131126A-volerinfo-news-BGD.pdf

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VOLER.INFO publishes a news piece on the Luna and Adam!
The long awaited instructional book Fifty Ways to Fly Better by Bruce Goldsmith and friends is here!

The long awaited instructional book Fifty Ways to Fly Better by Bruce Goldsmith and friends is here!

12-11-2013

Fifty Ways to Fly Better is essential for all pilots who want to reach their potential. It is packed with the latest techniques and thinking from Bruce Goldsmith and some of the world’s best pilots and instructors. The book draws on 20 years’ worth of Icaristics, Bruce’s well-regarded column in...

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Matjaž Ferarič won the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup 2013, but it was a close competition!

11-11-2013

Our BGD supported pilot Matjaž Ferarič won the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup 2013 on our BGD WASP! The competition was very close, only 2cm between Matjaž and Goran. The competition was judged over 30 rounds of spot landing and in three different countries Serbia, Romania, and Malaysia!...

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Matjaž Ferarič won the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup 2013, but it was a close competition!
The Dual gets great feedback from pilots around the world.

The Dual gets great feedback from pilots around the world.

04-10-2013

The first Duals are getting great feedback from tandem pilots around the World. Here are a few of their comments: I flew all the tandem wings that their are in israel. And the Dual is definitely the best for me. Nice job Bruce.      Ohad Sahlove, Tandem pilot, Tel-Aviv, Israel...

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'Power steering' is now available on the Dual

13-09-2013

The Dual brings a better level of control to Tandem pilots. Enabling you to control the wing in all situations with less force. Bruce calls it powered steering, and it means the brakes are sensitive offering great feedback for thermalling. The Dual has completed certification with Air Turquoise...

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'Power steering' is now available on the Dual

A film from two epic flights presenting the Tala in it's natural environment.

05-08-2013

Filmed during an amazing flight from Col de Bleyne to Saint-Vincent-les-Forts and a valley tour in Morzine, France this film presents our EN-C paraglider; the Tala.  The Tala is for pilots looking for an EN-C rated, accessible, high performance wing. The Tala is a good all round wing that performs...

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This first Diva prototype arrived but we had to tear it off Bruce after his first flight.

29-07-2013

We have just received our first prototype of our new EN-D wing: the Diva! We had to tear the wing off Bruce since he loved it so much. He comments: “Yesterday, I received the Diva and flew it for 2 hours in big Austrian mountains. At only 21 square meters flat it felt really good. Launch is very good...

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This first Diva prototype arrived but we had to tear it off Bruce after his first flight.

We have just finished our product video for the Wasp! check it out!

03-07-2013

We had a great day flying around Moustieres-Saint-Marie, France and shot these images of our EN-B glider, the Wasp! Enjoy. The Wasp is designed for the pilot who want to continue to progress after leaving flight school or the recreational pilot looking for a safe reliable wing that uses the latest...

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The LUNA paramotor wing (on full reflex) has a cool anti-shooting/collapsing behaviour

01-07-2013

We have been testing the reflex behaviour of our LUNA paramotor wing at blown out Gourdon  and it has been reacting as expected! When we pushed the wing to overshoot the pilot it doesn’t frontal and just flies back into position. Amazing. The Luna is now available for pre-order,...

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We are please to have David CHAUMET in charge of the French sales department!

We are please to have David CHAUMET in charge of the French sales department!

26-06-2013

We are pleased to have David CHAUMET as part of our sales team! He will in charge of the French sales department for BGD. David has been flying since 1989 and was part of the French hangliding paragliding team from 2002 to 2008. He has numerous titles including several world championship podiums in class...

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Another crazy castle takeoff at Segura de la Sierra during the FIA El Yelmo festival

30-05-2013

This was during the monumental acro show for the FIA El Yelmo festival 2013. Ant Green went off first followed by a load of crazy acro pilots! It was a good show for the public!

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Ant took the Wasp off the Castle this year for the Monumental Acro Show and nailed the take-off, again.

Ant took the Wasp off the Castle this year for the Monumental Acro Show and nailed the take-off, again.

29-05-2013

After a huge road trip out to Cortijos Nuevos, Spain, Ant arrived to some exceptional flying conditions for the 14th edition of the FIA El Yelmo festival. The organization decided to hold the event a little earlier in the year and it really paid off. Pilots were greeted with beautiful spring conditions...

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APX turned out to have great weather!

21-05-2013

We were pleasantly surprised to arrive to exceptional flying conditions during the APX event in Annecy, France. Hope to see you there next year!

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APX turned out to have great weather!
Come meet us at APX - Annecy, France 19-20 May

Come meet us at APX - Annecy, France 19-20 May

17-05-2013

Due to weather Kossen has been cancelled so we will head to the land of the frogs for some french thermals and cheese! Come meet us at our stand and test out our wings.

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Rain or shine we will be at APX!

17-05-2013

Photo - Ant Green checking a demo on his way to APX. Everything except the weather looks good!

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Rain or shine we will be at APX!
Our whole range of gliders are now certified!

Our whole range of gliders are now certified!

26-04-2013

After a manic 24 hour whirlwind trip to Villeneuve to deliver the perfected Talas we came home to the south of France with puffy eyes and bottles of champagne! The Tala S, ML and Wasp S,M,L all passed certification! We are now working on our next tandem wing the Dual.

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Bruce Goldsmith Design - About us.

24-04-2013

This is why we make paragliders - to share our world with others.

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05-04-2013

A Green & Goldsmith tea party over Monaco... or filming a interview.

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The first production Tala's have arrived with pilots worldwide.

02-04-2013

The first production Tala's have spread across the world and we are getting very interesting feedback from the dealers and customers. There appears to be a common thread in their experiences. So far 10 Tala M's are out there and this is what 4 of those ten had to say about their wings: - Tivoli, Rome,...

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The first production Tala's have arrived with pilots worldwide.

Anthony decides to fly the Tala S with 200kg

12-03-2013

Stubai was mad for us this year.

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Acro tests at Gourdon on the Tala M

05-03-2013

Gourdon is more snowy than normal, with nearly half a meter of snow on take-off. This day we went out to do some Acro manouvers on the Tala to see how it handles them. From the video you can see that the SAT is really good with an amazingly low sink rate. The Tala also does heli's but due to the...

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The first Wasp in colour 'Coral' is out

The first Wasp in colour 'Coral' is out

20-02-2013

The Wasp has been announced with three new colour schemes compared to the Tala and one of these is Coral. We have just see the first one and we are all pretty happy with the way it looks. Its quite a new strong colour combination and from the reaction around here we think it will probably be very...

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Tala L passes flight tests as well as the load test.

18-02-2013

Today the Tala L completed the flight tests with Air Turquoise in Villeneuve in Switzerland, passing EN-C with both bottom and top weight without issues. The S and ML still remain to be tested and they are both scheduled to be completed in March 2013.

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Tala L passes flight tests as well as the load test.
Tala L has just passed the load test in Switzerland

Tala L has just passed the load test in Switzerland

11-02-2013

The load test of the Tala was delayed due to bad weather in Switzerland during January and also for the start of February. Finally after three weeks of waiting the Tala L was tested in Payerne by Air Turquiose on the 9th February 2013.  She went up to an impressive 1300kg peak loading. The overall...

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A day testing the Tala in Greolieres with a Miniplane

01-02-2013

The Tala is not designed as a paramotor wing, but we wanted to test it to make sure that it goes well under power. I fitted trimmer risers on the glider so that we could trim out the torque effect, but I must say that I did not notice any torque effect anyway.  We also flew with trimmers released...

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A day testing the Tala in Greolieres with a Miniplane
Tala M passes flight tests

Tala M passes flight tests

09-12-2012

Last week the Tala M passed the flight tests in Switzerland with Alan Zoller. It was B in most categories and received a C in the brake range test. The brake range test is a measure of the range of the brakes in cm from when the brakes first come on to the stall point. The range should be...

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Getting 'The SIV Bible'

16-10-2012

I am getting quite a few questions from people who are having trouble getting hold of the SIV Bible. First thing is that you need an iPad. You cannot look at the book on a Mac or an iphone at the moment. The reason for this is that the Mac and iphone both read different formats to the iPad. Only...

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Getting 'The SIV Bible'

Tala feedback and flights

27-09-2012

Our stand at St Hilaire represented BGD, Airwave and the SIV Bible. Here Tyr, my son, can be seen radio controlling the Airwave Shark helium filled blimp which floated around above our stand. At St Hilaire we got the first feedback on the new Tala colour scheme. There was an overwhelming preference...

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Bruce Goldsmith Design launched at St Hilaire.

18-09-2012

From 20th September 2012 all new designs of Bruce Goldsmith will be sold by Bruce Goldsmith Design. All previous Bruce Goldsmith designs will continue to be sold by Airwave Gliders Ltd.

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Bruce Goldsmith Design launched at St Hilaire.