Bruce Goldsmith has quite possibly more competition flying under his belt than anyone. One of the few pilots who’s won in both Hangliding and Paragliding Bruce began flying comps in the mid 80’s and capped off over 30 years of success by winning the world championships in 2007 in Australia. He’s started or designed for most of the major brands in paragliding (Ozone, Airwave, Advance, etc.) and now heads up Bruce Goldsmith Designs. His passion for the sport and his knowledge comes through in his books 25 ways to fly better (now in digital form and expanded to 50 ways to fly better) and belong in every serious pilot’s library. Bruce is a regular contributor to Cross Country Magazine and is truly passionate about free flight. In this information-packed episode Bruce discusses how competitions have changed, the close link between design and competition, creating and perfecting a modern glider, he relates an amazing story of tumbling and hang glider in the Owens back in 93′, why accidents happen, three of the most important ways to progress, how to tackle the most critical aspects of becoming better and a lot more. Please enjoy this discussion with one of the very greats in our sport, Bruce Goldsmith.
A buck an episode, that’s all we ask.
- How to play the gaggle and winning game in Competitions
- Design and competitions
- How to go from an “also-ran” to a winner
- Three of the most important things to work on to improve
- Bruce’s most memorable flight in Reunion
- How to create a modern glider
- How and why accident happen
- How age affects flying ability.
- How to tackle the most critical aspects of becoming a better pilot.
- How to develop your mental game
- Mentioned in this episode: Nick Greece, Nate Scales, John Pendry, Robby Whittal, Stewart Midwinter