This is from a crash course (literally SIV is french for simulating incidents whilst flying)

The footage below is from a crash course (literally SIV is french for simulating incidents whilst flying) in 2019 on my racy Delta 3 paraglider.

This deserves some narrative as the 2 minutes or so shown in this clip - to me - felt as if I was wrestling a bear (full disclosure - I have never wrestled a bear but the feeling of wrestling something that is trying to kill me and is far more powerful than me is the feeling that I am trying to convey here).


"Get refreshed" at the end of the clip is understatedly apt from Jocky Sanderson (and anyone else at my level of paragliding who has experienced this!). I had to check my pants afterwards.


And still .. I am signed up to a third SIV course on my (even racier) Mantra 7 in May 2021 .....


Why do I do this? Because, as my lovely Karen says, "I have (am) special needs"


So, in the words of the Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen - Song. Please GO out and do something that scares you...


It's "refreshing".  And most of all in these times ...


DO NOT live in FEAR.

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