In this book I have collected personal explanations to questions raised in my mind after 20 years of free flying. I have experienced flying with paragliders, paramotors, gliders, motor gliders, airplanes and hang glider trikes and collected almost 2.500 flying hours in different places and under different conditions. From all these flying vehicles, the simplest the cheapest and the easiest to start is paragliding, but the performance is quite bad comparing to all other gliding equipment and other disadvantages also, like limited safety, which you will have to pay, while increasing performance. Therefore if you want to achieve better flights, it is important to keep studying, keep flying and increasing your performance in skills and decisions during the flight. There are many little details that all combine to a total performance. If you loose some details, it is very easy to destroy the efficiency of your flying, to make a bad energy management, and finally to achieve a short flight. Small details create big differences, and you have to think a lot to maximize your flight with a paraglider. Reaching knowledge important for the Cross Country skills, adding experience in handling and strategic decisions, and achieving small target steps in every flight, represent a never ending excitement sport, with unlimited evolution in being attached to it for life.
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Born in the 13th of May, 1970 in Athens. He has Studied Biology in Patras University and now he is a Marketing Manager in a Biotech company. He is spending his limited personal time, in art painting, playing music, and constructing several things. During the past he used to make different sports like sport shooting, mountain bike and other, but his passion in flight was stronger, since 1988 when he had his first Sailplane flight in Athens Tatoi airport, as a member of Athens Gliding Club. Member of Patras Paragliding Club since 1993, . After 1999 he became a member of Athens and Olympus Air club with which he participated in national and international flying competitions until now. In 2002, he tried Hang gliders but he wanted something more regarding performance and very fast he moved to his first love, gliding. At the same time he flew 3 Axis airplanes. He is an instructor since 2008 in ultra light 3 Axis airplanes, gliders and motor gliders. His passion with maximizing flying performance brought him close to the study of meteorology, as important attribute to achieve better safety and long distance flights. The hard efforts to scientifically understanding of the air mass with practical flying experience gave him the opportunity to gain and share this knowledge with other athletes, as a speaker, through a number of seminars organized by Freedom Paragliding School, and other clubs from Thessaloniki, Patras and others. Since 2008 he has developed a http://www.sky.gr/tsoukas He has flown with several flying machines with more than 2.500 flying hours, but according to his feeling, nothing is comparable to paragliding. Member of Freedom Team, he has participated in several air games since 1994, with achievements, as: 3rd place in the National Championships 2001, 2nd place in Papadates cup 2003, 5th place in overall during Aiolia International Open Competitions 2006, 2nd place in the national championship in Kitheronas 2006, 1st team place with Freedom team in 2006 and other years, 3rd place in the National Gliding Competition 2008 and other. Member of the Greek National Paragliding Team, and owns the Greek Distance record with a wooden ultra light sailplane (330km 2008). His longest paragliding flight was during 2007 in Kalavrita, 105 km. His longest sailplane flight was 330 km OLC 2008, and the maximum altitude he has achieved was 4.5 km in a wave flight above Parnassos Mountain during 2008.
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