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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.

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.

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