The Value of a Test Flight

by Jérôme Daoust

Revised 2007/4/23


Some familiar sayings after a paraglider test flight…


So how much value is there in a test flight, and what are appropriate conclusions we can gather from it?


First, what we can not conclude from one day of flying:


What we can get an idea of:

§         Fully accelerated frontal.

§         Fully accelerated asymmetric.

§         Limit yourself to 1/2 speedbar?

§         How to be comfortable flying full speedbar on your new wing?


What we can get a true sense of:


Happy testing and demo-ing.