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Safety test LTF A and B, Part 6(19.12.13)

The DHV safety and technical department tested the following gliders in the 6th round of its ongoing safety test program: [more]

New Airbag Technology(05.09.13)

“You cannot negotiate with gravity” Sonny Crockett in “Miami Vice” ...and due to this, paraglider pilots need effective back protection. Unfortunately, this area of equipment development in paragliding has not been basking in glory. Over the last few years, back...[more]

DHV Safety tests of LTF A and B paragliders, Part 5(26.08.13)

Part five of the DHV safety test of LTF A and B gliders is now available in english. The DHV testing team chose current LTF B paragliders available on the market designated as middle to high end gliders by their manufacturers.[more]

Extension of the Scope of the Aeros Safety Directive(13.08.13)

Dear pilots, please note the extension of the scope of the Aeros safety directive: Carbon Crossbeam Check on Aeros Combat Hang Gliders Produced in 2010 - 2013 August 16, 2013 Background: Based on the in-depth study of the problem we have decided to extend the scope...[more]

DHV Safety tests of LTF A and B paragliders, Part 4(19.06.13)

Here comes part four of the DHV safety test of LTF A and B gliders. The DHV testing team chose current LTF B paragliders available on the market designated as middle to high end gliders by their manufacturers.[more]

DHV Safety tests of LTF A and B paragliders, Part 3(21.05.13)

Here comes part three of the DHV safety test of LTF A and B gliders. The DHV testing team chose again current LTF A and low-end LTF B paragliders available on the market and designed as suitable for schooling by their manufacturers. A report on current high-end LTF B...[more]

Second test series: safety check on LTF-A and B paragliders(14.08.12)

The resonance we received for our first safety check article published in DHV-Info 174 was overwhelming. Feedback was almost unanimous with comments such as “Please continue this work on all current gliders” being most often received. This article extends the initial...[more]

Warning: fatal accident – spiral dive on Swing Mistral 6(26.07.12)

A 47 year old pilot had a fatal accident after impacting while in a spiral dive at the Kandel landing field on 23.6.2012. According to GPS recordings and eye witness accounts, the pilot began the spiral dive with the Swing Mistral 6 at 250 meters over ground height....[more]

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