ACTIVE FLYING – Keeping the wing from getting too far to the side, too far forward, or back is the goal of active flying. That and reacting correctly is the goal of active flying.
SPEED TO FLY BASICS – The adjustments to a Paraglider’s speed in relation to wind, lift and sink.
SAFETY PRIORITIES – Prioritizing Safety involves keeping your goals towards making it safe on every flight. This article helps you learn how to achieve this.
LIGHT WIND RIDGE SOARING TIPS – Soaring a ridge or cliff in light winds requires speed variations at the correct times. This article describes techniques to maximize your chances of staying up or getting higher in light conditions.
BASICS OF THERMAL FLYING – Safety and quick aborts, less launched launches and more are the benefits of the A/C launch method.
P2 TASKS TO COMPLETE – A list of tasks and basic description of each. Read this after you have started to do some basic tasks and this will help you prepare.
PURCHASING GEAR – Brands and how to plan for a gear package from Airtime of San Francisco.
CRITICAL FLYING SITUATIONS – A list of tasks and basic description of each. Read this after you have started to do some basic tasks and this will help you prepare.
BIG EARS – Big Ears is a system used to increase your descent rate by folding in the outer part of your leading edge. This article with video show you how to do this.
AERODYNAMICS + VIDEO – A ground school recording, topic is Aerodynamics
AIRSPACE – Learn about how to know where you can and cannot fly in the USA with regard to FAA, Part 103 regulations for Ultralight craft (Paragliders are Ultralight crafts)
AIRSPEED vs GROUNDSPEED – Article about how wind changes ground speed and tracking vectors.
COASTAL WIND SHEAR PATTERNS – Article about awareness of Wind Shears near the coast.
USHPA RATING SYSTEM – What tasks and skills need to be done to earn each of the P1 – P4 ratings.
AIRFOIL THEORY – Learn how airfoils work, how lift is created, what airspeed and groundspeed are and about angle of attack.
READING WINDSOCKS – How to gauge wind speed from calibrated windsocks.
AVOIDING BLOWBACK – Learn how to deal with strong winds and how to avoid getting blown backwards when encountering very strong winds.
WING SIZING DISCUSSION – How to properly size your wing. This article helps you adjust for being a larger or smaller pilot and has adjustments that will help you get the correct sized wing.