UK Paragliding Courses
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UK Paragliding Courses
Some feedback from people who've learnt to paraglide with Flybubble Paragliding in the UK...
Andrew Bedwell - Sevenoaks, Kent
Just a quick note to say that the Club Pilot course you ran was absolutely fantastic.
As a senior sports instructor in another sport, I tend to look further into the way people teach and how they put across what they would like you to do - I felt that your teaching techniques where unsurpassed, with clear definite objectives that were well thought out to match the conditions. Although some other instructors where also present on the hill, it was quite evident to me that you were in a league above.
Thank you for what you managed to do for me, and know you put yourself out more in terms of time than you had to.
I wish you all the best and will be definitely recommending Flybubble to EVERYONE interested in the sport.
Andrew, AllGoodFun Kitesurfing
Andrew Parsons - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Having completed my EP and CP course with Flybubble over the last one and half years, I felt some form of feedback ought to be forthcoming.
Setting my goals on achieving a Club Pilot rating was without a doubt a daunting and exhilarating process. I can still vividly remember my first day with Nancy, trying to fathom out the spaghetti like strings and her patience and understanding were unbelievable.
The gradual drip feed of knowldege, tips and advice from Carlo, Greg and Nancy were so well timed that their relevance has shaved off years of further learning.
The actual flying demonstrations and tuition by Carlo were sublime and guidance on the purchase of equipment was fantastic.
I would like to say a very big thank you to the Flybubble team for providing such a complete and professional package. It really is no wonder that you attract students from all over England.
Cheers and thanks for everything. Andrew
Gerry Bradnam - Bromley, Kent
Just a short note to 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 February trip to Greece 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.
Oliver Polden letter to Skywings magazine
Last weekend I completed my Club Pilot rating.
I would like to thank Flybubble Paragliding for their second-to-none training. In particular I would like to thank Carlo [Borsattino]. His knowledge and skill is astounding and he loves nothing more than to pass it on to nurture competent, safe pilots.
I would also like to thank Nancy for her extra-strong cups of coffee and great feedback, Greg for teaching us to ground handle like a supernatural, and Tracy for taking amazing photos which can be seen on the Flybubble site: www.flybubble.co.uk.
I'm confident I have graduated with an excellent start in the sport and I am now looking forward to a trip to Greece in April, with Flybubble of course!
Thank you Carlo, Nancy, Greg and Tracy and all the other students I had the pleasure of training with.
Byron Campbell - London
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 in March.
Cheers, Byron :-)
Janos Kovacs - St. Brelade, Jersey
Big thanks to the Flybubble team!
I wish to share my experience with anyone looking for a perfect paragliding school.
I finished my BHPA club pilot training with Flybubble this April, and was amazed with the whole training; it was very professional, helpful and personal. They helped me to find the right kit (wing, harness, etc. from their massive stock) which best suited me, and my level of skills. Big thanks for that!
Happy Landings, Janos
Anthony Downs - Islington, London
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.
Tor Goldfield (1)
Thanks again for a great day. Greg and Simon were brilliant teachers.
So, where do I sign for the course? :-)
Tor Goldfield (2)
I'm with Flybubble - very impressed! Absolutely amazing experience!
I've signed up to do my CP.
John Brettoner, London
I had a great day yesterday and so did Annette... it was great fun and it reminded me of why I wanted to fly in the first place!
I really appreciate your input and the way that you brought certain things to my attention. I now feel sure that I'm finally on the right track with regard to getting my CP signed off.
Thanks to everyone at Flybubble for an excellent day yesterday, I couldn't stop smiling all the way home. Hope you had a good day flying today.
Mohammed Dar, London
Just wanted to say that I had a great weekend the other week, thanks for all your and Nancy's efforts for getting me through the training safely. My feeling is the Flybubble ethos on safety, advanced techniques, knowledgeable product reviews is really appreciated.
Best wishes, Mohammed
Richard Sears, Southend on Sea, Essex
I would just like to say thank you to Carlo and Nancy for all their help and patience in getting me through the course. Being a little uncomfortable with heights I found their professionalism and thoroughness very reassuring.
Once again thank you for opening up such a great sport to me.
John Flynn, Blackheath, South East London
Regards my training, the quality of training, support and expertise provided by you has far exceeded my expectations.
I have no doubt I am with the best school operating on the South Downs.
I'd like to continue my training with you guys.
Robert Bougourd - Guernsey, Channel Islands
Hi Carlo, Nancy and team
I'd just like to say thank you for all your help and teaching expertise in obtaining my CP.
I loved every minute!
Gary Hunter, Colchester, Essex
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
Helen James - Stockbridge, Hampshire
After my unsatisfactory experiences with a couple of schools I found Flybubble who gave me the most thorough and careful instruction I have ever received and who have never sold me anything that is less than perfect for my needs.
In my view it is far better to pick a school that trains each student as an individual and takes the time to advise you on the equipment you need rather than pushing the stuff with the biggest margin for them.
Anthony Parfitt, Pembrokeshire, Wales
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)
Paul Marshall, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Hi Carlo and Nancy
I had a fantastic time over the weekend and still can't believe the wonderful feeling that flying can give you, and I am just a nervous beginner!
Thank you both for spending the time to teach me, I really do appreciate it.
I am looking forward to my next lessons and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us.
Once again thanks for all you have done for me.
Lorraine Eaton, Richmond, Surrey
Thank you, thank you, thank you, your instruction has been excellent, and Flybubble are professional, but yet friendly and flexible. It is so much easier when you feel supported by your school helping with the fledgling hours.