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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.

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NEW for XMas 2013! - Cross Country Flying - Burkhard Martens

The very latest in cross country flying techniques. Published in May 2013, hardback.

It features a wealth of information, all of which is aimed at making you a better, more informed pilot, capable of flying further and longer than ever before.

Illustrated throughout with full-page photographs and easy-to-understand simple diagrams, the book is an ideal companion to Thermal Flying, and is a must-have for any pilot serious about learning to fly XC and go far.

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Thermal Flying Ed.2 - Burkhard Martens

The long-awaited new edition of Thermal Flying has been thoroughly revised and updated.

  • The absolute bible for thermaling and cross country flying
  • Easy to understand photos and diagrams
  • More than 500 illustrations
  • Perfect for beginners and old-hands alike
  • Written by experts
  • New, updated edition published February 2013
  • A ‘must have’ for all pilots

Thermal Flying is a comprehensive guide to the art of thermalling and XC flying. This 296 page book is illustrated with clear diagrams and photos to help pilots make sense of the concepts, techniques and meteorology knowledge you need to make the most of each flying day. Written by highly respected competition pilot Burkhard Martens, Thermal Flying has been translated into English by PWC pilot Mads Syndergard with a bonus section by 2007 World Champion Bruce Goldsmith. This hardback book covers all aspects of cross country flying and spells out priceless information on reading conditions and thermal flying like no other book. Thermal Flying is peppered with experts’ tips and the author’s own personal experiences and beautifully illustrated with succulent photographs.

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Pilot Hand Book - Mark Dale.
The BHPA pilot handbook includes all the basic and advanced techniques, flight theory, specialist know-how and background studies that a pilot will require from Club Pilot training onwards. Pilot Hand Book - Mark Dale
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Touching Cloudbase - Ian Currer and Rob Cruickshank. (5th edition now out)
This really is a complete guide, covering everything from the history of the sport to innovations and the future. The standard manual for anyone starting paragliding. Touching Cloudbase
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Air riders weather - Alan Watts.
Specially written for pilots of Paragliders, Hang gliders, sailplanes and balloons. this book concentrates on weather, wind and air motion occuring in the first few thousand feet of air deck. Air riders weather
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Meteorology and Flight - Tom Bradbury.
A pilots guide to weather. Covering both large and small-scale weather systems, and illustrated with line drawings, graphs and satellite photographs throughout. Essential reading for pilots of Paragliders and Hang Gliders. Paramotoring - Noel Whittal
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Performance Flying - Dennis Pagen.
Hang Gliding techniques for intermediate and advanced pilots. Learn the secrets of performance flying from the worlds best pilots. A must for any HG pilot. Image
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Hang Gliding Training Manual - Dennis Pagen.
Learning HG skills for beginner to intermediate pilots. Learn to fly with guidance of the worlds top intructors. A great book full of information. Image
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