Archive for the paragliding Category

“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him – we have the technology!”

Posted in paragliding on August 8, 2014 by budbranch

awesome bone repair after botched paraglider landing last sunday.  sorry: no capitalization for a few weeks…screws in hand

Tater Hill

Posted in Composite, paragliding, sky on August 1, 2014 by budbranch

Random photos from the annual Tater Hill paragliding competition:

Chicken Drop

Chicken Drop

Pilot meeting

Pilot meeting

upside down

Kiting upside-down

treed paraglider

Bubba, on the hunt for a treed glider

Tater Hill

Getting high over North Point


The thorns have thorns

GPS class

Going to GPS school

Chris Grantham

Saturday practice on Tater Hill

Daniels 7-12-14

Posted in paragliding, Sony RX100-II with tags on July 13, 2014 by budbranch

My first attempts at photography while flying…

There’ s an old flying maxim:

1) Aviate

2) Navigate

3) Communicate

It is probably no accident that photography is not on the list!

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Paraglider Flight – Daniels Launch

Posted in GoPro Hero3, paragliding on June 2, 2014 by budbranch


Daniels 6-1-14 from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

Edith’s Gap Launch

Posted in paragliding, Sony RX100-II on April 14, 2014 by budbranch

Edith's Gap





Santa Barbara, CA

Posted in Handheld, HDR, paragliding with tags , on March 10, 2014 by budbranch

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Flat Top

Posted in 5DMII, paragliding on June 17, 2012 by budbranch

My paragliding instructor Noah Merritt introduced me and fellow students to a new launch site in Dyke.

Steely-Eyed Glider Guys

Posted in 5DMII, paragliding on May 13, 2012 by budbranch

One of these glider guys made his first mountain launch yesterday, and reported “it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Cannot wait to do it again…”.

More Paragliding Fun

Posted in GoPro Hero2, paragliding on April 14, 2012 by budbranch

I am pleased and lucky to be able to pursue paragliding, and to bring you along – thanks for watching.  More info here.

Kiting Practice

Posted in GoPro Hero2, paragliding on March 16, 2012 by budbranch

The paraglider wing is a handful to handle on the ground:

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