Glider Checking

The current requirement for pilots to fly EN-D certified gliders (not open class) makes it illegal for gliders to be flown with altered line lengths - normally these will be shorter than the certified length to increase glider speed. To avoid the possibility of some pilots retrimming their glider (and, therefore, cheating in a competition) glider checking has now become mandatory in the Paragliding World Cup. The checks are carried out using laser based measuring equipment and are done by a qualified checker to ensure accuracy

The results of these checks are freely available and can be viewed at

Any pilot found to be flying a glider which is considered to be intentionally trimmed for illegal flight characteristics will be penalised according to the current Paragliding World Cup rules and could face disqualification