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50 Ways To Fly Better

$55.00

Fifty Ways to Fly Better is essential for all pilots who want to reach their potential. It is packed with the latest techniques and thinking from Bruce Goldsmith and some of the world’s best pilots and instructors. The book draws on 20 years’ worth of Icaristics, Bruce’s well-regarded column in Cross Country magazine, and combines it with lots of completely new material – all revised and updated for today’s pilots.

Lifting Air – The Basics of Soaring

$40.00

Master the principles of flying lifting air with Dixon White, Master Pilot, USHGA Examiner, and first USHGA Paragliding Instructor of the Year.

Learn where to look for thermals and ridge lift, how to stay in the lifting air to climb efficiently, and deal appropriately with the dynamics of the soaring conditions. This is for beginner, intermediate, or the advanced pilot wanting to brush up.

This is a must have for all Paraglider and Powered Paraglider pilots.

Log Book

$5.00

Keep this log book in your rucksack, and get in the habit of logging after every flight. You will need to track hours and flights in order to prove you have the hours and flights to acquire the next rating level as a paraglider.

Paraglider Ground Handling and the Art of Kiting

$35.00

Ground handling is one of the most important skills you need to learn to successfully paraglide. Good ground handling skills make the difference between getting off the ground or watching everyone else fly. This is true for paraglider, as well as powered paraglider pilots.

Learn techniques and tips for easy ground handling with this instructional program. Get in tune with your glider. Improve your flying skills while on the ground.

Light, moderate, and high wind conditions covered with the successful and proven industry-standard techniques of Dixon White, Master pilot, USHGA Examiner, and Paragliding Instructor of the Year. This is for the beginner, Intermediate, and advanced pilot wanting to brush up.

This is a must for Paraglider pilots, as well as, Powered Paraglider pilots. You know guys, if you can’t control your paraglider on the ground while practicing, there’s no way you’re going to be able to launch once you put a 50-80 pound, running motor on your back.

Security in Flight 2

$50.00

Jocky Sanderson, one of the world’s top pilots, is back with Security in Flight II – the defining safety film on paraglider flight control. Double DVD pack, 170 minutes long, includes 120 page book on SIV by Jocky.

Security in Flight II was release on November 2012 is aimed at all pilots to all levels, the maneuvers were filmed on EN B and EN C gliders.

Security in Flight and Speed to Fly

$49.00

This is a combo DVD that has been combined in to one great DVD.

Speed to Fly:
Jocky Sanderson returns with a cross-country class taught on sites all over the world. A mine of techniques, tricks and strategies is included. 70 minutes

Security in Flight:
SIV maneuvers performed and explained by Jocky Sanderson. For students and seasoned pilots alike. 32 minutes

Starting Paragliding

$30.00

Learn what Paragliding is all about! See how easy it is to learn to Paraglide! If you’ve been looking for a video that will inspire you or your friends to take up paragliding – this is it! Features First lessons on the beginner hill Simulator instruction Tandem instruction high in the skies Expert pilots show advanced techniques.

Starting Paragliding shows you what your first lessons will be like. It shows how to fly the glider before ever leaving the ground. It shows students doing takeoff’s on gentle slopes and then using the wind to help walk the glider back up the hill. It shows the movements as you first fly the training hill and how you learn to control the canopy above your head during the flight. Complete takeoffs, flights, and landing techniques are shown.

You will see some advanced pilots kiting the Paraglider over their heads in high winds and some techniques discussed about high winds.

In the simulator scenes you are shown how to control surges and how to make a coordinated turn. Safety tips you should know about how to keep the canopy pressurized at all times.

This is the best video to utilize before taking your lessons, during your lessons, and after you take your lessons. It has some important aspects that are also good for intermediate pilots.

Filmed at Airplay paragliding schools in Washington and Arizona.

Some great on-board camera shots, including a high tandem flight over Chelan Butte with dozens of hang gliders and paragliders. Close up action with no-wind reverse launches on both single place and tandem.

The Art of Paragliding

$37.00

An all-new instruction manual for the beginning to intermediate level. Will assist student and instructor in all learning stages. 8 1/2 x 11 format, 374 pages, 248 illustrations, 86 photos.

Topics include:

  • Step-by-step training
  • Ground handling
  • Learning judgement
  • History of paragliding
  • Equipment concerns
  • How paragliders work
  • Perfecting turns
  • Avoiding dangers
  • Special chapters on takeoff and landing
  • Parachute insights
  • Thermal lore
  • Flight rules
  • Performance factors
  • USHGA rating guide
  • Weather for paragliding

The Secrets of Champions

$30.00

All the latest techniques for finding lift, maximizing climb, using instruments, tuning gliders, flying XC, competing, etc. Seventeen of the world’s top pilots show how it’s done. For HG and PG alike. 8 1/2 x 11 format, 211 pages, four-color cover, 83 photos, 30 illustrations

Topics include:

  • New Thermal Techniques
  • Equipment Tricks
  • Finding Lift
  • Cross-Country Concepts
  • Gliding Better
  • Decision Making
  • Upwind Flying
  • Learning to Focus
  • Mental Aspects
  • Safer Flying
  • …and much more!

Thermal Flying

$56.00

Thermal Flying has become the bible of cross country soaring. The book is a must-read for pilots interested in stepping into cross country flying. You will learn how and where to search for thermals, how to stay in them, when to leave, and much more.

The book includes a chapter written by 2007 Paragliding World Champion Bruce Goldsmith. Read from some of the excerpts below the product image.

Understanding the Sky

$25.00

A large and small-scale weather guide for sport aviation and soaring pilots. The key to complete comfort in the air. A must-read for safe flying.

  • Learn the cause and behavior of wind
  • Gain knowledge of lift patterns and types
  • Find out how to predict flying conditions
  • See how thermals are formed and act in the air
  • Investigate the action of circulation and general weather
  • Unlock the mysteries of sea breezes and other local effects
  • Explore the world of micro meteorology – small scale effects
  • Become and expert at judging thunderstorms
  • Discover the secrets of turbulent air
  • Many more details including: cloud streets, heat fronts, trigger temperature, cloud types, inversions, low level jets, convergence, waves, cloud heights, site reading, gust fronts, upslope breezes

Weather to Fly

$40.00

“Get Smarter Each Time You Fly!”

A much needed instructional DVD on pilot weather and meteorology. Dixon White, Master pilot and USHGA Examiner, and first Paraglider Instructor of the Year, takes you through a simple 5 step system specific to hang gliding, paragliding, powered paragliding to show the hang glider, paraglider, and powered paraglider pilot where to acquire weather data and how to interpret it.

Weather to Fly 2

$40.00

Weather To Fly 2 For Sport Pilots with Paul Hamilton is a much needed instructional program on meteorology for light sport aviation and light sport aircraft including weight-shift trikes, powered parachutes, powered paragliders, and fixed wing 3-axis. Weather To Fly 2 takes pilot capabilities plus aircraft limitations and weighs them against the weather in the ultimate decision of “whether to fly”.