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Understanding the Sky – A sport Pilot´s Guide to Flying Conditions

If you’ve ever wondered why the air behaves as it does, Understanding the Sky is the book for you. Written by Dennis Pagen, the greatest emphasis of Understanding the Sky is on small-scale effects – exactly where we fly. Understanding the Sky provides details on everything from turbulence to thunderstorms.

Any new or experienced paraglider pilot embarking on paragliding lessons or a course should not be without this valuable paragliding weather book.

Understanding the Sky – A sport Pilot’s Guide to Flying Conditions is for paraglider and hanglider pilots, balloonists, radio control modellers, microlight and sailplane & glider pilots. The chapters on lift sources and flying efficiency alone are worth the price of Understanding the Sky.

Understanding the Sky – A sport Pilot’s Guide to Flying Conditions is a guide for:

• Learn the cause and behaviour of the wind

• Gain knowledge of lift patterns and types

• See how thermals are formed and act in the air

• Unlock the mysteries of sea breezes and other local effects

• Become expert at judging thunderstorms

• Discover the secrets of turbulent air

• Many more details including; cloud streets, heat fronts, trigger temperature, cloud types, inversions, convergence, wave, cloud and thermal height, soaring breezes, etc.

Soft cover book 6″ x 9″ (15 x 22.5cm) format, 200 pages, 140 illustrations, 33 photos, four-color cover

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Weight 0.5 kg


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