Glider Trimming and Porosity Checking

As most pilots are becoming increasingly aware, regular trim checking and adjustment is the most critical part of our glider servicing. Fed up with the limitations of using the big service centres with their slow turnarounds, I use a portable, laser trim system to offer a while you wait, home visit, or drop off service for paraglider trimming in Crickhowell.  I hope that this service will be of great benefit to local pilots, who will no longer have to post their gliders across the border with expensive carriage fees and long waiting lists.

The cost of a full laser measure is £50.  You can then opt to make adjustments yourself, or we can do them as a full re trim and remeasure with written report for £30.

After the retrim, you should notice significantly improved inflation behaviour as well as a more responsive wing, that flies better – the one that you used to fly when it was new!

The other service that we offer is porosity checking. This is done using a state of the art Porozit meter. Readings are taken at several points along the position of the centre of pressure and the results are reported to the pilot. This testing helps the pilot to be aware of the condition and airworthiness of the glider, as porosity worsens over time and affects the glider’s flying performance, safety and of course – resale value. The check takes around an hour and costs £30

You can email for more information and booking in.

“777 confirmed that you did an excellent job of re-trimming my wing. I’ll pass the word around.” – Andrew, 777 King pilot.

“I think it handles much better, more progressive and smother motions” – Ben’s comments after flying his wing that had been ‘while you wait re-trimmed’.

Price List

  • Trim Check (every line measured against specification) – £50
  • Retrim and Report (adjustments made with written report)  – £30
  • Porosity Check (at least 9 positions on the glider) – £30
  • Independent Visual Inspection (comprehensive check, usually for sale purposes) – £30
  • Replacement line fitting – £10-20
  • “The Works” – (Trim Check, Retrim and Report, Porosity and Inspection) – £130