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BGD Weightless 2020

BGD Weightless 2020

01-10-2019

4-10 January 2020 Join us in warm and colourful Colombia in January 2020 for the third edition of BGD Weightless, the competition where scoring is in weight categories. Roldanillo is an amazing venue: sunshine, grassy launches, masses of landing options, some of the friendliest people on the planet,...

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The CURE 2 is out!

10-09-2019

Heal your soul! The CURE 2 is a high-performance EN/LTF C with 74 cells and a high top speed of 60km/h, but which doesn’t push the boundaries of the class when it comes to safety and stability. Its new structure and profile is closer to the DIVA than the original CURE, and it has bags of XC capability....

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ADAMs on podiums at Paragliding Accuracy world Cup

ADAMs on podiums at Paragliding Accuracy world Cup

03-09-2019

The third stage of the 2019 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup took place in Pohang, Korea at the end of August. 90 pilots took part from 15 nations, with ADAM pilots Markéta Tomášková (CZ) and Kim Ki Hyeon (KO) taking the second podium steps in the women's and men's categories respectively. The overall...

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CURES fly high in Lithuanian comp

20-08-2019

Congratulations to Regimantas Andreika (LT) who won the Sports class and finished second overall in Lithuania's Arcus Cup on his CURE. It was a 1-2 finish for CURES in the sports class – Fellow CURE pilot Lukas Limantas (LT) joined Regimantas on the second step of the podium. The four-day competition...

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Photo: Regimantas Andreika
Pawel Daczkowski reviews the PUNK

Pawel Daczkowski reviews the PUNK

14-08-2019

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to fly the PUNK. The paraglider (sized M/L), courtesy of Waldemar Janiszewski from AQUILA Paralotnie (AQUILA PARAGLIDERS), got into my hands at a take-off site for flying over a cliff in Dębina. Dębina is a small village, located close to the Baltic Sea’s...

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Brand New Website!

25-06-2019

We have finally published our brand spanking new website! Featuring Emercya 3D renders, a glider finder, and a new BGD video channel!

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Brand New Website!

Kossen testival 2019 - Another HIT !

01-06-2019

BGD team pilots take advantage of 3,200m cloudbase during a classic day at Super Paragliding Testival Kossen, Austria. Thousands of pilots decended on this event during one of the largest testivals in the world. BGD showcased their whole range as well as the brand new EN-A Magic.

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MAGIC EN-A - IT'S THAT FEELING

01-05-2019

If you fly already, you’ll know it – that feeling. The first time your feet leave the ground, the thrill of gliding through the air extinguishing any clammy pre-launch nerves. The pure joy of free flight! The feeling grows, flight after flight, spilling over like Grimm’s Magic Porridge Pot, never...

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Altitude Jazz Festival with the Flying Frenchies !

01-02-2019

Fly high and play Jazz with the brand new Dual 2 !

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Dual 2 RELEASE : Two steps and away

05-01-2019

Remember that feeling, the first time your feet leave the ground and you are soaring, feet in the clouds, viewing the world from a different perspective? If you could bottle that feeling and share it around … that’s what the DUAL 2 is for – sharing the joy of flight! A clean take-off is absolutely...

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THE RIOT IS OUT !

30-09-2018

Lightweight, fun and performant, the Riot is your ideal companion for vol-biv missions, overseas travel or home-site playtime.

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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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The Super Paragliding Testival provided amazing testing conditions yet again

07-06-2018

The Super Paragliding Testival in Kossen Austria has done it again! Probably the only site in all the alps that was flyable everyday awith a epic XC day on Sunday. Pilots from all over flocked to this beautiful valley to test every paraglider under the sun. The new EN-B Punk was handed our in abundance...

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The Punk has a ton of rad tech bits, here are a few of them!

03-05-2018

The Punk is our highest performing EN-B certified wing. It is agile and fun to fly in all conditions.

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

Flying everyday and the release of our new high B the Punk!

06-03-2018

Stubai Cup 2018 we officially released our new high EN-B for demo. Our mission with the Punk is to put taste, control, and attitude back into gliders and it worked. Stubai gave us more amazing flying and we captured the money shots check out this video!

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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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Bruce Tube Episode 6 : Rock Take Off

23-10-2017

Bruce and Kārlis are back in the BGD kitchen, this time discussing the Rock Technique: it’s a means of employing a rock to keep your wing in place while you get your kit ready, and can be very useful on windy launches. Subscribe to the channel and don't miss a beat. https://www.youtube.com/brucetube...

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BruceTube Episode 7 - Inflating on Take off

23-10-2017

Inflating your wing and ‘feeling the air’ before you launch can tell you a lot about the conditions for the day. In Brucetube episode 7 Bruce explains why ground-handling is important for all pilots, whatever their skill level. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to our Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/brucetube....

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New Glider! EN/LTF - LYNX is light, fast, and competitive.

03-10-2017

Based on the Cure, The Lynx is a streamlined, fully-fledged XC predator. Her refined simplicity makes her faster, lighter, more elegant and competitive while the EN-C certification offers reassurance for experienced pilots.

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Epic skies at Saint Hilaire this year for the 43rd Coupe Icare

28-09-2017

Everyone enjoyed themselves this year thanks to beautiful weather and flying conditions. We presented our new gliders including the new lightweight range Echo and Lynx. Rody won the glide contest on Friday flying a Diva and the BGD team hiked up to the Dent Crolles twice to get the best view of the...

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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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The Brand New ECHO is Ready for Action!

01-08-2017

TAKING ORDERS! The brand new EN-B ECHO is now available and we are now taking orders. From 3.7kg, the ECHO is THE all-rounder in our range. Stripped-down, open-minded, and dressed to impress, the ECHO will please every pilot it floats over! Available in 3 fantastic colors chat to your dealer about the...

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The Brand New ECHO is Ready for Action!

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

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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1,5 L Paramotor-Challenge am 8.Juli in Crawinkel
Claudio Heidel Schemberger training with the LYNX for the X-alps

Claudio Heidel Schemberger training with the LYNX for the X-alps

22-06-2017

Claudio Heidel Schemberger will face the great challenge of ' the world's most hard race ' flying the EN-C LYNX. Claudio says "it is a high-performance wing and even though it requires active piloting, I feel very comfortable with it. I believe that, while it will not be as fast as a two-line CCC, flying...

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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
See you there!

See you there!

15-05-2017

The Super Paragliding Testival will be held 25 - 28 May 2017 in Kossen/Tyrol Austria. Come meet the team test our new paragliders and enjoy world class beer! See you there!

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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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Welcome Dale Covington to the USA BGD importer team!

L'ingrédient secret du Parapente

19-04-2017

BruceTube c'est pour nous le moyen de partager la sagesse et l'expertise de Bruce, à travers l'analyse d'accidents, l'explication de certaines techniques et de conseils divers pour le monde du Parapente. Nous allons mettre en ligne des vidéos chaque mois, qui traiteront de comment rendre notre pratique...

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Prête pour conquérir

19-04-2017

Nous avons reçu notre tout nouveau prototype de Diva ! Nous sommes déconcertés par ses performances. La Diva est encore en cours de développement et cette version XS en 21m² possède un allongement de 7.5 pour une masse de 4.95 kg et 208.8m de suspentes.

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Prête pour conquérir

Epic is out

09-02-2017

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} L'Epic est officiellement sortie et nous prenons déjà les commandes ! Elle est homologuée EN-B dans toutes les tailles. Elle est conçue pour satisfaire votre appétit...

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

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!

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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Yan is joining the sale team!

A short film about the EN-C Cure curing!

26-10-2016

​A brilliant short film about a institutionalized person who finds the EN-C Cure. - Produced and Edited by Maeva Giacometti and Rody Guyot.

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Mathis RUHL has taken the EN-C Cure to 6th in Open Class/EN-D and is currently winning the EN-C Category in the C.F.D. : Classement General 2015-2016

27-07-2016

Surrounded by a sea of Open Class paragliders Mathis RUHL has worked a EN-C Cure up to the 6th place position in Open class/EN-D C.F.D. overall ranking and obviously the 1st place position in the C.F.D. sports category. Mathis RUHL has been flying some huge FAI triangles in the south of France with the...

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Mathis RUHL has taken the EN-C Cure to 6th in Open Class/EN-D and is currently winning the EN-C Category in the C.F.D. : Classement General 2015-2016
Zlatko Koren takes 8th in the X-PYR flying a EN-C Cure!

Zlatko Koren takes 8th in the X-PYR flying a EN-C Cure!

27-07-2016

Congratulations to Zlatko Koren and Tomaž Bavdaž for placing 8th at the X-Pyr flying the EN-C Cure! Only by foot or in the air they made it 256.5km across the harshest mountains in Spain during one of the most difficult competitions in the world. Amazing!http://www.x-pyr.com/LiveTracking/Ranking.html...

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Tyr takes gold!

20-07-2016

A short video about Tyr Goldsmith, only 18, competing at the US Nationals in Chelan,WA, winning his first competition and beating his Dad Bruce Goldsmith who also made it on the podium in 3rd! “I’m really surprised and I wasn’t expecting this at all.” explains Tyr, “what was great is that I...

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Flying a EN-C Cure, ​Tyr Goldsmith took gold in the Sports class at the Chelan Nationals.

Flying a EN-C Cure, ​Tyr Goldsmith took gold in the Sports class at the Chelan Nationals.

19-07-2016

Congratulations to Tyr Goldsmith, only 18, for winning his first competition and beating his Dad Bruce Goldsmith who also made it on the podium in 3rd! “I’m really surprised and I wasn’t expecting this at all.” explains Tyr, “what was great is that I could keep up with everybody, and I even...

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Since the recent release of the EN-C Cure pilots have been enjoying everything about the wing!

05-07-2016

Andreia Lopes flew the EN-C Cure up to the top of the podium at the Portuguese National Championships in Montalegre. Despite difficult weather conditions she flew 6 tasks of which 4 were validated. Przemek Licznerski won the Polish and Hungarian Paragliding Open serial class and placed really well...

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Since the recent release of the EN-C Cure pilots have been enjoying everything about the wing!

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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The brand spanking new BASE LITE is now available!

30-06-2016

The Base Lite is the best Sport class paraglider we have ever made. Based on the EN-B Base, the Base Lite really pulled out all the stops in a paraglider. Lighter means less inertia, creating higher overall performance, reduced shooting, increased roll stability and easier, sharper handling. Bruce increased...

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The brand spanking new BASE LITE is now available!

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.

EN-C Cure - Extreme Distances - XC paragliding at it’s best!

23-05-2016

May 21, 2016 brought a south flow of winds aloft to the southern alps making is possible for BGD Pilots Matis Ruhl, Ant Green, Tyr Goldsmith, and Bruce Goldsmith to fly to the Northern Alps on massive 170-240km cross country flights. Tyr's Track - airtribune.com/14952/tracks__40118/live Matis'...

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Mathis Ruhl flew across the alps (270km) on his EN-C Cure M.

06-05-2016

​On May 5th BGD team pilot Mathis Ruhl flew across the alps (270km) on his EN-Cure M. It is a flight that will make every XC pilot envious. From the ground up (literally) the EN-C CURE is a supercharged paraglider combining the perfect ratio between climbing efficiency and usable performance,...

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Mathis Ruhl flew across the alps (270km) on his EN-C Cure M.

Cure film is out

04-05-2016

The Cure film shot in Gourdon, Greolieres, Sospel and Roquebrune shows how the Cure can relieve many common flying symptoms.

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After a busy winter we are happy to announce that the EN-C CURE has been certified!

30-03-2016

After a busy winter we are happy to announce that the EN-C CURE has been certified EN-C in small (60-80kg), medium (75-95kg), medium-large (90-110kg), and large (105-125kg), and we have even managed to maintain it’s sweet characteristics on every size!

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After a busy winter we are happy to announce that the EN-C CURE has been certified!
See you all at Stubai Cup!

See you all at Stubai Cup!

02-03-2016

We are all head up to snowy Stubai valley for the Stubai Cup! It is going to be a blast!

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Our EN-C CURE passed certification in M size, the rest will follow soon.

25-11-2015

After several years of development we are ecstatic to present the highest performing wing we have ever made. The EN-C Cure has passed certification with flying colours and is now available for pre-order. Enjoy!

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Our EN-C CURE passed certification in M size, the rest will follow soon.
We are adding some brand new colors to the DUAL! Check them out.

We are adding some brand new colors to the DUAL! Check them out.

24-11-2015

Nature inspired and sure to attract customers, you will be seen with one of these new colour schemes. LIME - Mixed greens and reds REEF - Mixed reds and blues NECTAR - Mixed oranges and blues KELP - Mixed blues and reds ENJOY!

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Matjaz Feraric and Jessica Goh have won the male and female 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup

24-11-2015

Matjaz Feraric and Jessica Goh have won the male and female 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWA) placing the BGD team at number one as well! Everyone is flying the EN-A ADAM and obviously the safe, predictable behavior has excelled in precision flying competitions. Well done Matjas and Jessica...

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Matjaz Feraric and Jessica Goh have won the male and female 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup

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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Flying a EN-A ADAM, Matjaz Feraric wins the PGAWC in Germany!

30-09-2015

Flying the EN-A ADAM, Matjaz Feraric has won the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup competition in Germany and is now in the lead position, again. "Victory for the team BGD, two BGD pilots on the podium, four in the top ten and my perfect triumph with the results that they beat the other competitors." said...

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Flying a EN-A ADAM, Matjaz Feraric wins the PGAWC in Germany!
La dernière nouveauté de chez Bruce Goldsmith Design sera la CURE EN-C

La dernière nouveauté de chez Bruce Goldsmith Design sera la CURE EN-C

01-09-2015

La CURE sera une aile EN-C ultra-performante. Développée avec les caractéristiques propres à Bruce Goldsmith Design, le « Cord Cut Billow » et 54 mini-nervures de le bord d’attaque, la voile a été conçue avec seulement 60 cellules. Elle affiche un allongement à plat de 6.75 pour un poids...

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The EN-B BASE has officially been certified in S, M, ML, and L sizes!

09-07-2015

​We are pleased to announce that our beloved EN-B BASE is now certified in S, M, ML, and L sizes, providing a weight range of 60-120kg.  The BASE was designed to comfortably take you to our classic sites around the world. It will look after you as you push yourself to places you have never...

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The EN-B BASE has officially been certified in S, M, ML, and L sizes!

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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Bruce explains how Cord Cut Billow works

05-05-2015

​Cord Cut Billow technology has been developed to reduce wrinkles and stress in paraglider panels. This technology improves glider stability, durability, and overall performance.  Bending a flat panel over a 3D space means there will be wrinkles and stress. Bruce invented Cord Cut Billow to design...

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Release - EN-B BASE film has a new filming concept - Help us make it fabulous!

27-03-2015

Ant Green pushes his dream of the BASE as long as he can and ends up sleeping in. The story of the BASE begins here but will end with you. We want to try a new concept of film making, we call it a "building film" but we need your help. We now need footage of you flying the new EN-B BASE in all of the...

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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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We are constantly receiving news from our tandem pilots about the Dual’s resistance to aging!
​La Base, notre EN / LTF-B, vient de passer brillamment les tests en vol dans la taille M

​La Base, notre EN / LTF-B, vient de passer brillamment les tests en vol dans la taille M

26-11-2014

La Base, notre EN / LTF-B, vient de passer brillamment les tests en vol dans la taille M, et ce dès la première tentative. Bruce commente «outre des performances au top, nous avons consacré beaucoup d’attention à l’optimisation de la sécurité de cette aile, je suis vraiment satisfait du résultat"....

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The EN-A ​Adam takes the top 2 places in accuracy landing.

03-10-2014

The final of the accuracy PGAWC in Bali has just taken place where pilots Valery and Matjaz took 1st and 2nd places flying the BGD Adam. FANTASTIC RESULTS, congratulations.http://www.pgawc.org/results/2014/03_INDONESIA_ALL_2014.pdf

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The EN-A ​Adam takes the top 2 places in accuracy landing.

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!

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

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 et Aaron Sanchez vont participer à l'AEROTHLON

02-09-2014

Ce mois de Novembre à Mexico,  les pilotes de l'équipe BGD, Marko Hrgetić et son passagerAaron Sanchez vont voler avec le DUAL pendant la compétition AEROTHLON 2014  (un triathlon en parapente, vélo, et course à pied). http://aerothlon.com

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Marko Hrgetić et Aaron Sanchez vont participer à l'AEROTHLON
Wasp gets DGAC certification in 3 sizes

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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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

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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Finsterwalder & Charly distribute BGD in Germany
Super Paragliding Testival Kössen/Austria

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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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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David Chaumet flies 285km from his home site in Portugal.
The new BGD paramotor blog goes on line

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 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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The first production Caiprinha Tala arrive
Le Dual Lite et l'Adam ML et L sont homologués.

Le Dual Lite et l'Adam ML et L sont homologués.

15-04-2014

Avec seulement 6,35 kg, le Dual Lite est un régal au portage et en vol. Lors du test en charge, il a été démontré que la structure est remarquablement solide en atteignant sans rupture, la charge impressionnante de  300 kg sous 8G *(soit 2,4 Tonnes !) Les pilotes test du laboratoire...

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Lancement de notre voile EN/LTF-A l'Adam ! Un film haut en couleurs avec Bruce et Tyr qui apprend à voler avec l'Adam.

02-04-2014

Voici le film de cette remarquable aile EN-A, présentée à travers la relation Père-Fils au sein de la Famille Goldsmith. Tyr, le fils aîné de Bruce et Arna, aborde ces premiers grands vols avec cette aile sûre et colorée, son Père-concepteur l'accompagne sereinement.

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Adam gets both EN and LTF A certification

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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El Ojovolador impressionné par le Dual

21-03-2014

Le Dual a acquis la solide réputation d’être le meilleur biplace actuellement disponible sur le Marché. Ce qui impressionne en premier lieu, c'est sa légèreté à la commande et son exceptionnelle aptitude en thermique.Un décollage et atterrissage évidents viennent compléter le tableau...

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La Stubai Cup du 7 au 9 Mars 2014 à Neustif en Autriche.

La Stubai Cup du 7 au 9 Mars 2014 à Neustif en Autriche.

03-03-2014

Nous espérons une fois de plus, que le micro climat de la vallée de Stubai, nous permettra de voler et essayer les ailes pendant 3 jours d'affilée. Bien sûr BGD sera présent pour répondre personnellement à toutes vos questions et vous proposer des ailes de demo. Nous attendons votre visite. L'équipe...

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Tim et Ant Green tutoyant le Mont Blanc en paramoteur avec le Dual et la Wasp.

27-02-2014

Le projet du nouveau concept de dépose en haute montagne avec un paramoteur, permet le largage d'un passager, skis aux pieds, pour une descente dans un spot exclusif. https://vimeo.com/87585115

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Tim et Ant Green tutoyant le Mont Blanc en paramoteur avec le Dual et la Wasp.
L'essai de la Tala paru dans la revue Thermik

L'essai de la Tala paru dans la revue Thermik

19-02-2014

L’équipe de test de Thermik Magazine vient de comparer quelques-unes des dernières ailes EN C, dont notre Tala. L’essai a été publié dans le numéro de Mars 2014, et la Tala a été classée comme une aile C1 (c’est-à-dire la plus accessible des sous-classes EN-C). L’article, intitulé «...

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Un vol de 195 km dans la région de Belo Horizonte

04-02-2014

Un Grand Bravo à Leo Wayerbacher qui a réalisé son record personnel à Belo Horizonte au Brésil, en faisant un cross de 195 km avec sa Tala. Il s'agit de la seconde meilleure performance réalisée depuis ce site, et certainement l'une des meilleures distances faite avec la Tala. Encore un très...

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Un vol de 195 km dans la région de Belo Horizonte
Se distinguer avec la nouvelle EN-A : l'Adam

Se distinguer avec la nouvelle EN-A : l'Adam

14-01-2014

Que ce soit une façon de créer une émotion, faire passer un message, révéler une personnalité, ou tout simplement se distinguer, la couleur est essentielle.On ne manquera pas de remarquer les quatre coloris proposés pour l'Adam. Volez en toute sécurité. Soyez visibles.

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Le fabuleux pilote Français Vincent Talleu, vient de mettre en ligne une vidéo déjantée présentant notre EN-C la TALA.

28-11-2013

​Vincent Talleu réalise des vidéos drôles et sympas depuis quelques années déjà! "L’essai de la TALA de BGD par Vincent" est un délice d’enthousiasme, d'humour et de plaisir qui présente la TALA pendant presque 10 minutes.

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VOLER.INFO vient de publier un mini dossier donnant des news de la Luna et l'Adam!

VOLER.INFO vient de publier un mini dossier donnant des news de la Luna et l'Adam!

28-11-2013

VOLER.INFO est le magazine parapente et  paramoteur exclusivement en ligne. Il propose de nombreuses informations et précieux dossiers sur notre sport. http://www.voler.info/media/20131126A-volerinfo-news-BGD.pdf

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Attendu depuis longtemps , le livre pédagogique de Bruce Goldsmith et ses amis est arrivé !

12-11-2013

Cinquante façons de mieux voler, est un ouvrage  incontournable pour les pilotes qui veulent améliorer leur potentiel. Vous y retrouverez les dernières techniques et théories élaborées par Bruce Goldsmith et quelques-uns des meilleurs pilotes et instructeurs mondiaux. Le livre réunit...

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Attendu depuis longtemps , le livre pédagogique de Bruce Goldsmith et ses amis est arrivé !
Matjaž Ferarič a gagné la coupe du monde 2013 de précision en parapente, mais les résultats sont serrés !

Matjaž Ferarič a gagné la coupe du monde 2013 de précision en parapente, mais les résultats sont serrés !

11-11-2013

Matjaž Ferarič, un des pilotes soutenu par BGD, vient de gagner la coupe du monde de précision en parapente avec sa WASP. Avec seulement 2 cm d’écart entre Gora et Matjaž la compétition a été rude. Les épreuves se sont déroulées sur plus de 30 « round » disputés sur différents...

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Nous recevons déjà d’excellents retours des pilotes d’un peu partout sur le Dual.

04-10-2013

Nous avons d’excellents retours sur le Dual. Voilà quelques-uns des commentaires. J’ai volé avec tous les biplaces disponibles en Israël. Et pour moi, le Dual est définitivement le meilleur. Bon travail Bruce !              Ohad Sahlove, pilote...

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Nous recevons déjà d’excellents retours des pilotes d’un peu partout sur le Dual.
Le "contrôle absolu"  est maintenant disponible avec le Dual.

Le "contrôle absolu" est maintenant disponible avec le Dual.

13-09-2013

Le Dual apporte aux pilotes de biplace un meilleur niveau de contrôle. Cela vous permettra de dominer l'aile dans toutes les situations avec moins d'effort. Bruce l'a baptisé "le contrôle absolu", cela signifie que les commandes sont précises et vous offrent un très bon retour d'information...

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Voilà le film de deux vols extraordinaires présentant la Tala dans son environnement.

05-08-2013

Filmé lors d’un incroyable vol, du Col de Blen à Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, et d’un tour de vallée à Morzine, ce film présente notre parapente EN-C : la Tala. La Tala s’adresse aux pilotes qui cherchent une aile accessible et très performante dans la catégorie EN-C. La Tala est une...

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Le proto de la Diva est arrivé, mais on a eu du mal à la retirer des mains de Bruce après son premier vol.

Le proto de la Diva est arrivé, mais on a eu du mal à la retirer des mains de Bruce après son premier vol.

29-07-2013

  Nous venons tout juste de recevoir le premier prototype de notre nouvelle EN-D : la Diva ! Et il a presque fallu arracher l’aile des mains de Bruce, car il l’a adorée. Il nous fait part de ses impressions : « Hier, j’ai reçu la Diva et d’emblée de jeu, j’ai pu voler deux heures...

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Nous venons tout juste de terminer le montage de la vidéo de la Wasp ! Jetez-y un œil !

03-07-2013

Nous avons fait ces images de notre aile EN-B, la Wasp, lors d’une journée de vol exceptionnelle autour de Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. La Wasp a été développée pour permettre aux pilotes en sortie d’école, de progresser sereinement, et aux pilotes occasionnels de trouver une aile sûre et...

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L’aile de paramoteur LUNA (détrimée/plein reflex) a des caractéristiques anti-abatée/fermeture vraiment appréciables.

01-07-2013

Nous en avons testé le comportement du profil reflex de la LUNA sous le vent à Gourdon, et l’aile s'est très bien comportée ! Quand nous poussons l’aile à dépasser le pilote, elle ne fait pas de frontale, mais ralentit simplement son vol pour revenir en position normale. C’est vraiment...

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Il va nous appuyer en gérant le département des ventes BGD en France.

26-06-2013

Nous sommes heureux de compter  David CHAUMET parmi notre équipe! Il va nous appuyer en gérant le département des ventes BGD en France. David vole depuis 1989 et a fait partie de l’équipe de France de delta et de parapente de 2002 à 2008. Il a remporté de nombreux titres, incluant plusieurs...

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Il va nous appuyer en gérant le département des ventes BGD en France.

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.

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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Ant took the Wasp off the Castle this year for the Monumental Acro Show and nailed the take-off, again.
APX turned out to have great weather!

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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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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Come meet us at APX - Annecy, France 19-20 May
Rain or shine we will be at APX!

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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Toutes nos ailes sont maintenant homologuées !

26-04-2013

Après un voyage de 24 heures à Villeneuve pour présenter les Ailes à l'homologation, nous sommes revenus à la maison dans le sud de la France, avec des bouteilles de champagne ! La Tala S, M, ML, L et Wasp S, M, L ont toutes passé avec succès les tests d'homologation !

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Toutes nos ailes sont maintenant homologuées !

Bruce Goldsmith Design - Qui sommes-nous.

24-04-2013

Voila pourquoi nous fabriquons des parapentes - pour partager notre monde avec les autres.

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Face à face vol en parapent - Monaco

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.

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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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

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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The first Wasp in colour 'Coral' is out
Tala L passes flight tests as well as the load test.

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 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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Tala L has just passed the load test in Switzerland
A day testing the Tala in Greolieres with a Miniplane

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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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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Tala M passes flight tests
Getting 'The SIV Bible'

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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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.

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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