Mastering Paragliding is a new approach to learning to fly cross country by paragliding guide Kelly Farina.
Kelly approaches pilot progression in a systematic, logical way.
From understanding the basics of glider handling to thermalling techniques and high-level cross-country advice, he breaks the sport down into manageable stages with achievable goals.
•Mastering the basics: learning to fly smoothly, consistently and confidently
•Thermalling well: the 4/90 rule, thermal etiquette and gaggle flying
•How to plan a cross-country route and fly it successfully
•Valley winds explained, including where and where not to fly
•An in-depth exploration of how to fly the mountains
•High level flying: how to fly efficiently and fast
•Meteorology for pilots, including cloud assessment and the Föhn
•Thermal formation, restitution and inversions
•Real-life practical flying case studies in the Alps and Dolomites
•How to structure your learning and progress quickly using the Pyramid of Progression