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What do the Fly2Base Leather Gloves Touch - Winter used for 3,5 years look like?

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What do the Fly2Base Leather Gloves Touch - Winter used for 3,5 years look like?

Conan Burch: "I use them year-round in Victoria except for the height of summer. They've held up great. I've been super happy with them. They've survived an India trip and some towing trips in NSW."   Fly2Base Paragliding Leather Gloves Touch - Winter used for 3,5 years Top   Fly2Base Paragliding Leather Gloves Touch - Winter used for 3,5 years Bottom

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XC Tracer Mini V Paragliding Vario

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XC Tracer Mini V Paragliding Vario

XC Tracer Mini V GPS is a Swiss-made lag-free solar GPS vario in a compact and functional package that performs up to the highest standard. XC Tracer Mini V GPS weighs only 34 grams. This small minimalistic package has more than one trick up its sleeve! Many world's best pilots use XC Tracer Mini V for competitions and long XC flights. The time-lag free indication of the climb/sink rate using beeping tones makes it much easier to find core thermals than when using a conventional variometer. XC Tracer Mini V GPS is a great option to accelerate your progression when learning how to...

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Review of BGD Base 2 M 75-95kg by Down Under Paraglider Reviews

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Review of BGD Base 2 M 75-95kg by Down Under Paraglider Reviews

BGD Base 2 Size M  75-95 kg EN B It's been a while since I've posted anything due to the lack of flying with the weather in the Canungra area. Hopefully the weather gods will be kind over the winter months this year. The Base 2 is only the 2nd BGD wing I have owned. I did fly the original Base for a couple of hours a few years ago and was impressed with the handling of the original version. I have now flown the Base 2 quite a bit and had many xc flights of around 3-4 hours which...

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How to Power Reset MipFly One

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How to Power Reset MipFly One

In the case of a freeze, when the device gets unresponsive, a hard shutdown can be performed by holding the power button pressed for a few seconds. This procedure will cut the power to the A20 microprocessor without performing a graceful shutdown, with the risk of SD card corruption. If you ever get in the case of a corrupted SD card you can re-flash it following this procedure, however, any settings and files you had on it will be lost.  

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Paragliding Accidents and Swiss Cheese Model Approach

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Paragliding Accidents and Swiss Cheese Model Approach

Swiss Cheese Model is a reliable accident and risk management methodology used in aviation safety, emergency service, engineering and healthcare. In the Swiss Cheese Model problem occurs when multiple holes are lined up. Swiss Cheese Model is described as multiple layers of Swiss cheese, stacked side by side, in which the threat of a risk becoming a reality is mitigated by the different layers and types of defences that are laid down between each other.

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