Students, Pilots & Customers
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Students, Pilots & Customers
Some feedback from Flybubble students, tandem passengers, pilots and customers... LOTS MORE still to be added!
Anthony Downs - UK Course
Thanks again for all of your awesome instruction and advice.
It's great to have finally got my licence!
Hope all is well and you're having a good time on the hill today.
Geoff Jackson - Tandem
I really enjoyed the flights with you. It was an unforgettable experience and the weather was brilliant for it.
All best wishes to you and hope to see you again one day.
Geoff Jackson - Ascot, Berkshire
Trevor Giddings - Trips
The trip exceeded my (high) expectations. I learnt a huge amount... Longest XCs to date.
I cannot imagine how I could ever get better help, advice and the rapid learning than I received on this trip from Flybubble.
It was all excellent. First class.
Carlo... [is] an excellent teacher as well as a top class, very experienced pilot.
... the best possible learning experience in XC.
... several XC flights, become much better and more confident at thermalling, and most importantly to become a better overall pilot.
Pre-flight briefings were excellent... helped find the next thermals.
I learned a lot about better flying technique - to thermal properly for the first time, to use my speed bar properly for the first time, and... how to find the next thermal.
Perhaps the greatest thing was to be liberated from the hill, getting increased confidence in my (growing) ability.
Initially challenging to a total novice XC man. But with Flybubble's thorough briefings on landing-out options, their fly-guiding while in the air... I very soon relaxed and hugely enjoyed the big relatively gentle thermals and the magnificent XC experience.
My wonderful memories of the trip are still as fresh as ever.
4 XC flights in 4 consecutive days. Personal bests.
Climbing in a blue thermal with dozens of Urubu (Brazilian vultures).
Pre-trip organisation was exemplary. Just right.
The expertise and guidance... was fantastic.
I don't see how any XC course could be better arranged.
Trevor Giddings - Hove, East Sussex, England
Byron Campbell - UK Course
Thanks for a good weekend, good fun and very enjoyable.
I think you are fantastic trainers and very easy to get along with.
Your whole system of bookings, equipment and paperwork seems very well set up and very efficient. Everything was laid out and explained very clearly. I am used to the way they do things in Spain which is pretty 'casual' to say the least!!
I feel that you helped me get the most out of the weekend and it was well worth my time. Although I have been flying for about 18 months I still picked up really useful tips and ideas from you. Thanks.
Thanks again for all your help; I look forward to seeing you on the weekend.
Cheers, Byron :-)
Chris Warner - Tandem
Thanks for a WONDERFUL day on Friday. Peter and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Hope we do see you again, the flights were a wonderful experience.
Thanks again to you and Nancy.
Chris & Peter Warner - Stanford Le Hope, Essex
Anthony Parfitt - UK Course
Many thanks for a really great day.
Hope to fly with you again sometime soon, and complete CP.
Many thanks again for your very professional and friendly service.
Yours sincerely, Anthony (and Maria)
Crispin Rose-Innes - Trips
I have learned masses. As a result of this course, I now have a much better understanding of how and why things can go wrong.
I am relieved to have discovered that my wing is in fact a very trustworthy and friendly companion!
I found it less scary than I had imagined... because of the very good radio communication.
Progression from one day to the next was a comfortable schedule.
With practice, I grew to learn, recognise and understand what to expect and so things only got better.
I now recognise these manoeuvres for what they are and with this comes a better knowledge of safety.
It was an eye opener. It was an extraordinary experience. It was valuable and I am glad to have done it.
Thank you Carlo!
James Young - Tandem
A massive thank you for taking me flying. Ever since I can remember I have dreamt about being able to fly. Yesterday was as close as it will get. A dream came true so thank you for making me one incredibly happy man!
Carlo, you certainly paint a colourful picture of paragliding and are a wonderful advocate of the sport.
Hopefully we'll see you again soon as that day out with you was totally awesome, and a day I'll never forget.
Thanks once again.
Take care fella and fly safe,
Jimmy - Portsmouth, Hampshire
Mike Parfitt - Trips
I found the course excellent in respect of information flow. I was extremely happy with the whole experience.
Your skills in the air allowed both you to extend everyones XC flights, hence providing more airtime during which people could learn.
I bettered, then doubled my previous best XC distance and achieved 4x the XC total in three weeks that I had achieved prior to that.
Simon Wheeler - Tandem
It was an absolutely fantastic experience.
My Mum was similarly impressed especially how you all took such great care of her and went out of your way to make it a special day.
Cheers, Si - Brighton, East Sussex
Grita Rose-Innes - Trips
The course was reassuring and excellent. The level of instruction was perfect for my skills. I liked the gradual build-up. I learnt lots. Made me feel more confident. I discovered the capabilities and cut off points of my glider.
Pre and post flight briefings and debreifings were very thoroughly given by Carlo under relaxed circumstances. He never cut time short. We could ask as many questions as we needed to. We all understood completely what was involved.
Flybubble's in-flight information and communication during the course were a great help. Instructions were firm and direct. The quality was excellent.
Flybubble's general assistance and safety back-up during the course was of course excellent.
Barbara Miles - Tandem
Thank you again for a very memorable experience. Nick thoroughly enjoyed being up in the air with you and the peaceful time. He found it amazing to be flying simply by hanging in the wind and the sense of freedom, watching birds closely from above.
You have a great way of building confidence... and made Nick and myself feel very much at ease which made it so much more enjoyable.
I am glad I collected from friends and family to make this his present because I can't imagine he would have talked so much about any other present he might have had otherwise.
I will always recommend you and pass on your details to anyone thinking about a very special present.
Barbara Miles - Reading, Berkshire
Peter Campbell - Trips
This Flybubble trip was a most memorable adventure that I treasure dearly.
I felt I received the best coaching possible.
We made the greatest opportunity of every opportunity to fly.
Pre-flight briefing were very good - Top!
What I learnt about XC flying really came together.
I had a brilliant time.
Richard Platt - Tandem
My tandem flight last week was a truly memorable experience - for all the right reasons. Simultaneously exhilarating and serene, it greatly exceeded my expectations.
Carlo explained everything as I helped him unpack and prepare the paraglider, which made me feel more confident and secure when we were actually in the air.
... the launch was a breeze, and I soon had an armchair seat high above Sussex.
Turning and wheeling with the sparrow-hawks and swifts, I did feel like my arms had feathers.
... Carlo's practical instructions and informative comments made me feel that I wasn't just a passenger.
It was just a breathtaking twenty minutes, and I would recommend Flybubble to anyone contemplating trying out a tandem flight.
Richard Platt - Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Gary Hunter - UK Course
Thank you very much for a fantastic three days, and even more thanks for getting my feet well above ground level on my first day.
You're instruction and safety are second to none, and I can't wait to see you soon to continue my training.
Take care, Gary
Grita Rose-Innes - Trips
THANK you SO MUCH for your brilliant guidance and instruction!
The best trip I have ever had, beyond anything I had hoped for.
Everything was great: well organised, fantastic flying, challenging.
I really experienced having FUN whilst flying for the first time properly.
The course was brilliant! Very, very good.
For me, Carlo is the best instructor. I like and feel confident with the way he teaches.
An unbelievably fantastic experience!
Jenny Marlowe - Tandem
Michel enjoyed his flight so much he's just booked himself on a five-day course to learn how to do it himself!
We both had a really nice day, and the weather was great. Hopefully the conditions will be good next time too :o)
Jenny Marlowe - Redhill, Surrey
Andrew Craig - Trips
My trip with Flybubble was an excellent, useful experience.
Invaluable advice and guidance... in theory and in practice. Superb.
Always making the extra effort to look after and retrieve us.
My longest distance so far. Brilliant.
Cross-country experience in an easy and relaxing setting.
I learnt to use other pilots... not try to work everything out myself. Gliding on bar, deciding the best speed to fly.
I was about to land, then spotted a new glider... just managing to glide to him and join his thermal.
Gerry Bradnam - UK Course
Thank you for all your efforts in getting me airborne.
The training provided by the team at Flybubble was well organised, professional and great fun. Your advice on equipment has also proved invaluable and the continued help and encouragement you still give me on the hillside is much appreciated.
I asked for the course to be as quick as possible and you made every effort to oblige. I always felt that the training was conducted at a good but safe pace that suited me and built my confidence.
I have already recommended Flybubble to a number of friends and would be happy to be used as a reference for anyone considering them.
The post-CP paragliding trip was one of the best activity holidays I have been on and I have been on quite a number. I certainly hope to join you on any future trips.
Warren Charker - Tandem
Thanks for the flying today. Really cool. I really enjoyed it and had a great time. I'm still buzzing about it!
A day I will always remember. Excellent!
You're a lucky man being involved with such a cool sport for a living.
As promised I have sent you the photos and even one of that ice cream!
Cheers, Warren Charker - Eastbourne, East Sussex