Paragliding Test CERTIKA


Test Flying a Paraglider

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In order for a test flight to be valuable we need to compare the performance of the glider when new.

That’s why we reproduce the same maneuvers used during the original certification of European Norm 926-2.

The main deterioration which appears when a glider ages is a tendency to fly slower.

This tendency can materialize in many phases of a flight: takeoff, while turning in thermal conditions, or while slowing the glider to increase performance (descent rates), or while landing.

We know that spins and stalls are maneuvers which can be very delicate to deal with because the glider’s structure is deformed.

That’s why it takes a test pilot to initiate configurations which can show the results of the aging process on a glider’s performance.

List of Maneuvers

  1. Test inflation and takeoff
  2. Test cruising speed
  3. Test brake travel(distance)
  4. Test parachutal/stall
  5. Test induced spin
  6. Test trajectory after an induced and maintained asymmetric collapse
  7. Test the tendency toward a spin a cruising speed
  8. Test the tendency to spin at minimum(near stall) speed
  9. Test landing (slow speed characteristics and rounding the glider)

Test Transparency

All our tests are filmed and commented upon by the pilot during the test. Any pilot, club or school may look at the tests. A translation in English is available if desired.

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