Mastering Paragliding: The 45-degree rule

Monday 13 June, 2016

45 Degree Rule Kelly Farina

“Sometimes pilots are concentrating so hard on flying their wings, they forget to think about vertical separation,” writes flying guide Kelly Farina. “Then, much to their surprise, they disappear into the white room. Not much fun on booming summer days in the Alps.”

In this issue, Kelly’s written an eight page guide to cloud development, how to spot the warning signs of over-development, and most importantly, how to fly safely and know when to ‘pull out’ and head for the edge.

The ’45-degree rule’ is a simple technique, broken down so you’ll be kissing the edges of the clouds rather than getting sucked in scared witless…

See what else is in issue 171, July 2016

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