January 30, 2019
A well-made video series on Youtube introduces the flight-meteorological features around the various Canary Islands. On La Palma is flown in the lee. // Source: Youtube, The Flying Islands The Canary Islands are a popular destination for paragliders in winter. Thermal flies on La Palma and Tenerife, strong wind soars on Lanzarote - each of the islands has its peculiarities and its own weather phenomena to offer. Understanding these is not always easy. It is not by chance that travelers are usually advised to join local guides as a precaution to benefit from their experience. Nevertheless, it makes sense to take a closer look at the Canary Islands wind and weather conditions. The video series "The Flying Islands", which was created in cooperation with local pilots with the manufacturer BGD, is a very good entry. In ten short films, the peculiarities of flying in the Canary Islands are explained: Usual weather conditions, the influence of the trade wind and how it interacts with the various island forms, etc. Animated graphics help to understand the flow patterns of the air. The entire playlist of The Flying Islands is also available with German subtitles on Youtube. Here's a first impression only the trailer:
This article has been translated for your convenience and was originally written in German.
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