Paragliding - A Pilot's Training Manual

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Paragliding - A Pilot's Training Manual is a complete resource for both new students of paragliding and experienced pilots looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of this dynamic sport. The book covers all of the basic essentials of aerodynamics and principles of flight, along with pilot techniques from the beginner through expert level. Included with the book is a bonus DVD with more than 80 minutes of instructional video.

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About the Author:

Mike Meier - Owner, executive manager and senior hang gliding and paragliding test pilot for Wills Wing, Inc., member of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Mark Stucky - Professional military and NASA test pilot, hang glider and paraglider pilot, member of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots whose flight test experience ranges from sub 20 mph speeds in paragliders to beyond Mach 3 in the SR 71 Blackbird.

Review:

Brilliant! The book presents the technical info in a progressive and organized manner that is not geeky, boring or intimidating. --Mike Masterson, Instructor - West Coast Paragliding

Paragliding, A Pilot's Training Manual is a comprehensive, well-written manual that takes beginners through early training to advanced paragliding techniques. Easy-to-read and understand, the book details concepts and techniques, reinforced with graphic illustrations and chapter quizzes. The highlight of the manual, though, is the accompanying DVD which uses relevant video footage to clearly demonstrate concepts from launches to advanced flying skills and paragliding safety. The DVD alone is an exceptional teaching tool, and the combination of the manual and DVD together make this a winning package. --Susan R. Kent "Paragliding Pilot"

This is the most complete, up to date paragliding book out there. It covers all of the basics in depth, but also has a lot of tips that will be of interest to more advanced pilots. Topics covered include kiting, launching, landing, aerodynamics, meteorology, thermals and cross country flight. In the accompanying DVD, the author, a U.S. Air Force test pilot, demonstrates maneuvers such as stalls, spins, and collapses as well as launching, landing and thermalling. Altogether a great value and excellent reference for pilots of all levels. --C. Paul

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