Month: January 2009

Motorized Paragliders

Powered paragliding is an increasingly popular form of sports aviation. A Powered Paraglider, also sometimes called a Paramotor, Motorized Paraglider or PPG is a truly amazing device. It’s one of the most simple and compact aircrafts ever invented. Most are so small that then can be broken down and put in the trunk of your car. …

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Thermaling tips Learned in Mexico…

1. When thermalling, fly deeper in the brakes.. almost carabiner level.  Better pressurizaton, less pitching, occillations.  I was flying right through a bunch of the juicy stuff and getting tossed over the waterfall on the backside.    2.  When on speedbar, fly with your fingertips on the stabillos.  “Checking” the glider with the stabillo lines in …

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HOW TO THERMAL BETTER

So you’ve found your climb – now what’s the best way to use it? by Jay Rebbeck, Published: 27-Aug-01 X-C Magazine Centering thermals efficiently, and climbing quickly, are probably the most fundamental skills you need to soar successfully. Even a small improvement in your technique could easily mean an extra few hundred feet in every …

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