Accidents in context

In December 2020, researcher and adventurer Matt Wilkes published a thesis called “Accidents in context: the relative contributions of pilot, equipment and environmental stress to paragliding incidents“.


“Aims and scope: To describe the risks of flying paragliders and the effects of three environmental stressors (hypoxia, cold and acceleration) on the performance of pilots and their equipment, as a basis from which to identify targets for risk mitigation.”

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