Welcome to Expert Village. My name is Hugh
Murphy with Surf the Sky Paragliding. In this clip, we’ll be talking about landing approach.
A very important aspect of your landing approach is to make sure that you’re aware of the wind
speed and direction. When I have my pilots start out to learn this, is to actually, once
they’re launched, to come around and make as many as ten flybys perfectly into the wind
direction. And, the way we do that is as they’re coming around, they’ll come in behind the
wind sock as they’re looking down on the ground, line themselves up straight down the middle
of the wind sock. We use a hard deck of twenty feet so they’re safely up above. Once they
hit twenty feet, that’s called their landing. And then, they hold that direction straight
down the wind sock and, and notice how the ground starts slowing down because they’re
slowing down a little bit, but they’re only coming down to twenty feet. Then, they’ll
power up and come around so that the landing approach just seems very natural. It’s always
into the wind, nice and slow, and nice and safe.