You may have seen from my SIV article a couple of months ago that I was in Annecy earlier this year. While I was there I took the opportunity to visit Rip’Air, a counterpart of Aerofix in that part of the world. I’m always interested to swap notes with other [...]
Find out about fitting a replacement line and how to ensure it matches your existing lineset by fitting different loops at the maillon if necessary. Fitting a replacement line is something that can be done by most pilots given enough time, space and patience. But since linesets are prone [...]
Since we started using laser equipment to measure glider linesets at Aerofix, we’ve measured over a thousand gliders. Measuring the distance from the risers to every attachment point on a canopy reveals exactly where line lengths deviate from specification, and the program we wrote enables us to determine exactly what [...]
So the weather’s getting better and prospects for some good flights are looking brighter. As well as feeling the excitement of spending more time in the air, some of us may be savouring thoughts of getting a new or replacement wing. If part of our thinking is that our “old” [...]
The risk of suffering a deep stall has featured in SkyWings Airmail in recent months. In March, Nigel Page observed that “porosity and line shrinkage can both make a wing more prone to deep stall”. So how serious a risk are these two factors to our flying safety? There are [...]
Aerofix has been around since the mid 90s, continuing to develop over that time as has the sport of paragliding itself. This article appeared in SkyWings in 2016 shortly after the business was bought by John Warden.