I posted this video because it shows how critical it is to judge wind direction even on light wind days. Small switches in wind speed and direction in the landing field can significantly affect your landing speed.
I flew down from the top of Rushup Edge in a very light southerly. The landing field is large, I know it well and on this day had two windsocks, one in the centre of the field and one near the packing area. Although I watched them both during my approach, and a pilot in the landing field spread his arms to indicate the direction, a late switch in the wind meant I landed at quite a speed. A minute later, my relatively inexperienced friend Nuala landed perfectly into wind.
Lesson: Even in light conditions the wind can suddenly switch so be prepared!
Cross-country paraglider flight from Mam Tor in Derbyshire on 31-03-2016. The atmospheric stability was low, so clouds were developing to quite large sizes and there were frequent showers. However, there was very little wind, thermals were not strong and it was easy to stay out of cloud. The flight was essentially a meander around Derbyshire, took 2 hours 40 minutes and ended up in a field near Matlock.
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