The Art of Paragliding: Learning Paragliding Skills from Beginner to Intermediate Pilots (1st Edition)
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Filenote: PDF is searchable text (ocr). It has not been proof-read.
This all-new book is bound to become the standard paragliding manual around the world. It presents a detailed step-by-step training method with the latest techniques and follows the USHGA training program.
Whether you are new to paragliding or wish to take a refresher course to polish your skills, this book is sure to provide a goldmine of information.
pressure to a certain level then stops flowing. It initially flows into the canopy to inflate it then becomes stagnant. However, the pressure is maintained by the flow trying to get inside the canopy much like the airflow when you fill your car tire. Once the pressure in the tire equals that in the air hose the flow stops into the tire. turn ,:,·. l) (d) \ I '\ \"" I (c) Inflation of canopy complete -no more air entering Stronger drag <:=== - - .. Figure 3-3 (continued):
situation, so a slight slope in calm win ds can substitute for the ide al conditions. If winds are more than light, your instruc tor may assist you by tuggin g your harness. PA RT 1: Be gin nin g Flig ht ./ Straight Arm Arrangem ent You are nearly ready to practice inflating the canopy and lofting it over your head. The first thing you must do is grasp the controls and the A risers properly. Starting from the reverse position you learned before, let each riser dangle with the rear riser upward
career. The more adept you are at controlling your canopy on the ground, the better you will be able to launch and the more sensitive you will be in the air. Those are two marks of a good pilot. So let's learn to ground-handle. Your Goal: To learn how to control the glider on the ground in relation to the wind, facing both forward and backwards ./ Fore and Aft Control-Kiting Pilots practice kiting their glider-the best way to team canopy control. The act of lofting the glider and maintaining
canters_ down the slope while his soft canopy arcs upwards and eases him into the sky. As the graceful craft banks to the left it slowly climbs in the updraft. The crescent wing changes perspective then the whole fantastic ensemble of glowing colors is lost in the brilliant sun. This impressionistic scene is the essence ofpure flight. W elcome to the world of free flight. Most readers are here to realize a life-long dream of floating like a bird over a pristine countryside. Perhaps you are
temperature, lapse rate, presence of clouds and time of day are also current safety factors. The position of the jet stream and closeness of isobars allow you to assess the expected winds for the day. Other matters such as a falling barometer, the rapid buildup of clouds, an approaching front or cloud bands are signs of change. The best way to learn how to evaluate these matters is to use the Weather to Fly™ system. This system is a package including the Weather to Fly™ video, CD, log book and