All rights are reserved for translation into foreign languages. No liability is assumed with respect to use of the information herein, nor is endorsement of any product implied or intended. There are countless individuals-instructors, students and pilots-who have helped develop paragliding and the awareness of proper instruction techniques. However, a number of individuals deserve special mention for direct input into ideas in this book.
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Features: 11" x 8. It also can be used to freshen or polish your skills. It includes step-by-step training methods and information on all of the key elements: ground handling, learning judgment, the history of paragliding, equipment concerns, how paragliders work, perfecting turns, avoiding dangers, special chapters on takeoff and landing , reserve parachute insights, thermal lore, flight right-of-way rules, performance factors, USHPA rating guide, basic weather for paragliding, and much more!
Many paragliding schools and instructors use this manual, supplemented with hands-on instruction and referencing the latest techniques and technologies. He has written twelve books and over articles in trade magazines, all related to flying for fun.
The author was raised in Port Huron, Michigan and educated at Michigan State University where he majored in physics and electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he decided to see more of the world and traveled through Europe and Asia for three years. When he returned to the U. This was hang gliding and he fell in love with the sport. Dennis researched and wrote his first book, Flying Conditions, in This same year he got involved with the United States Hang Gliding Association Board of Directors and has served on this board ever since.
In the late seventies, Dennis expanded his interest to ultralights. He has been involved with the USUA and its competition committee and has run many of their contests. In , he chose to take up the lightest and newest aviation sport, paragliding. This booming sport was a great addition to his flying experience. Dennis thrives for any new aerial experience today. His further activity in flying consists of designing light aircraft, instructing and running meets as well as competing himself.
The Art of Paragliding by Dennis Pagen
Dennis Pagen The Art Of Paragliding