Paraglider Control

  1. Paraglider Control: Crosswind Launching

    Paraglider Control: Crosswind Launching

    A simple technique for handling a tricky situation - crosswind launches.

  2. Paraglider Control: Finding Your Stall Point

    Paraglider Control: Finding Your Stall Point

    Learning to fly slowly to extend your safety margin and improve your sensitivity to the stall point.

  3. Paraglider Control: Strong Wind Launching

    Paraglider Control: Strong Wind Launching

    When the wind is strong (over 20km/h on the ground) the wing generates a lot of power during the pullup. Here’s a simple technique for reducing the power and staying in control. This short article with images explains the basics of the technique step by step. The accompanying video at the end then demonstrates it. After that, it's up to you to practice, practice, practice!

  4. XC Secrets: Using Outer Brake

    XC Secrets: Using Outer Brake

    Turning in lift? Using outer brake can help you get a flat climbing turn with maximum climb rate.

  5. Paragliding "Low-airtime SIV" by Julian Rayner

    Paragliding "Low-airtime SIV" by Julian Rayner

    Low airtime paraglider pilot Julian didn't yet feel very confident when flying. He was always conscious that, if anything went wrong, he had little clue and absolutely no practical experience of how to deal with it. He wanted to feel safer. After some investigation he decided to do an SIV course.

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