2 classic DVD's for the price of one! Paragliding Learning to Fly and Paragliding Ground Handling Techniques. Perhaps the most important purchase for the beginner to master the basics of safe, controlled take off's. Only available at this price when you have booked a course.
PARAGLIDING: LEARNING TO FLY:
This DVD is for those beginner or intermediate paragliding pilots wishing to keep up with their newly acquired skills gained during their early training. All the theoretical and practical manoeuvres are dealt with by video sequencing or 2D / 3D animation giving attractive, practical and complete instructions. Chapter 1: Equipment Getting familiar with the equipment : wing , harness, safety ... Chapter2: Flying Basic principles, wind, airflow, flight planning ... Chapter 3: Launching : Prepare the equipment, Forward launching, reverse, launching, infos and tips... Chapter 4: Aerodynamics : How a paraglider flies, Lift, Drag, Glide ratio, minimum sink, Speed to fly. Chapter 5: Meteorology Fronts, what causes lift, dynamic and thermal lift, Breezes, Clouds, turbulence and dangers ... Chapter 6: Flight Rules Priority rules among aircraft's categories, rules in flight... Special features Russell Ogden’s interview Ozone test pilot, 2003 & 2005 British Paragliding Champion Advice for beginners, Russell‘s opinion choosing a school, buying a glider, fear ... Report at Ozone’s Wing designing process Steps from the concept to the tests Length 109 minutes
PARAGLIDING: GROUND HANDLING TECHNIQUES:
Practising your ground-handling is a great way to improve your take-off technique as well as your safety in flight. This advice is indispensable for all pilots! Whether you are a novice or a more experienced pilot, regular practice of these exercises and ground-games will allow you to refine and nurture your perceptions. And with improved handling of your wing, you will be more composed and more confident when you arrive at take-off. The ground-handling techniques as well as the exercises presented in this DVD are carried out by highly skilled professional pilots. Watch their actions and be inspired to practice them yourself. Several 3D animations illustrate theoretical aspects, helping you to better understand the wing's behaviour, positions to adopt by the pilot, and the like. Chapter 1: Theory and Techniques of Inflation. Animated sequences illustrate theoretical aspects of the inflation of the wing: the idea of the wind window, re-centring, reducing the power of the wing, etc. Other sequences detail inflation techniques. These manoeuvres are carried out by different pilots and in varying contexts ( of weather conditions, equipment and environment): lots of examples and advice for adapting the technique of inflation to each situation. Chapter 2: "Edge of the Window" A progressive series of exercises for learning how to manipulate the wing and displace yourself, including: exploring the wind window, learning to maintain the wing in a particular configuration, learning to move yourself with it. You will also see how to re-climb a slope by using these techniques and how to effect a 'barefoot' Chapter3 : "Various Exercises" Refine your perceptions and mastery of the wing thanks to this series of exercises: Learn to feel and handle the power in the wing as it climbs from the ground. You will also see how to develop very precise handling of your wing (using each half of the wing in turn), and using this technique to re-climb the hill. And for practising inflation in safety, a sequence for learning how to effectively collapse the wing.