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A guide to paragliding which introduces the basic techniques and then provides information about training schools, equipment, the rules, weather, soaring, competition flying, and how to derive enjoyment from the sport.
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Paragliding emerged as a sport in the early eighties after a few courageous pioneers leaped off the Alps using converted parachutes. Easier and more accessible than hang gliding due to its lightweight equipment, paragliding can be enjoyed by people of all ages and all over the world. Paragliding is the essential guide to this fast-growing, thrilling sport, taking the reader from an introduction to the basic techniques, through the rules of the sport and the equipment necessary for the ultimate experience of 'flying.' This fully illustrated handbook includes chapters on piloting, weather, wind and lift, advanced equipment, safety, rules and laws, and airspace. (71/4 X 93/4, 200 pages, color photos, b&w photos, diagrams, charts)
An enthusiastic pilot, NOEL WHITTALL is Secretary of the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission of the FAI--the governing body responsible for both sports throughout the world.
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Book Description Airlife Pub Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1840370165