Cross country flying by Burkhard Martens
The latest paragliding book from Burkhard Martens, author of the best-selling book Thermal Flying.
Cross Country Flying is aimed at pilots who wish to learn how to fly further, longer and faster and is suitable for the beginner to the pro.
It’s up to date and includes advice on how to use technology to maximise your flights, what tactics to use and how to score well in online competitions.
Plus it has special chapters on:
- Cross country for novices
- Weather, thermalling and understanding best glide
- Need to know essentials: best time to launch, inversions, convergence, crossing valleys, dolphin-flying, tactics, valley winds and more
- How to fly the mountains
- Flatland flying
In-depth interviews with experts, including
- Chrigel Maurer,
- Jocky Sanderson,
- Ewa Wisnierska and more
The book also includes detailed information on how to fly some of the best XC sites in the Alps, including:
- Fiesch and the Wallis Valley
- Fanas in Switzerland
- Pinzgau in Austria
- Speikboden in Italy
- Greifenburg in Austria
- Annecy in France
Plus there are photo site guides to some of the world’s best sites:
- Quixada, Brazil
- Manilla, Australia
- Iquique, Chile
- De Aar, South Africa
- Rift Valley, Kenya
- Piedrahita, Spain
It’s easy to read and is packed full of clear diagrams, good photos and expert advice.