Paragliding Articles

 

For Beginners:

Paraglider structure, materials and maintenance by Nikolay Yotov and Ivelin Kalushkov .

 

About active flying:

Active Flying by Jeff Greenbaum

Avoiding Blow Back by Jeff Greenbaum

Light Wind Soaring by Jeff Greenbaum

 

About Safety:

Simulation of rescue paracute deployment by Nikolay Yotov and Ivelin Kalushkov

 

About Flying Theory:

Why paragliders fly forward? by Nikolay Yotov 

Upwind and Downwind Turns by Nikolay Tsarov and Nikolay Yotov

 

About thermals and thermalling:

Computer model of thermal bubble by Peter Gasparovic;

Collectors, Wicks and Triggers (part 1) by Will Gadd;

Thermals and Clouds (part 2) by Will Gadd;

Thermalling Technique (part 3) by Will Gadd;

Cooling Some Thermal Superstitions by Peter Gray;

  - Dennis Pegan's response

More about the Role of Water Vapor by Peter Gray;

Do Thermals Spin? by Peter Gray;

Natural Thermalling - What is it? by Bomber;

How to Thermal Better by Jay Rebbeck;

Tracking a drifting thermal by Wayne Hobbs 

Headwind thermalling by Bomber;

How to survive thermalling in crowds by Joe Greblo;

 

About cross-country and competition flying:

Flying Height Bands by Bomber;

Speed to Fly Basics by Jeff Greenbaum;

Speed to Fly by Bomber;

Getting Up to Speed by Jay Rebbeck;

Searching the sky by Jay Rebbeck;

Wing Loading by Adrian Thomas;

Cross-country flying by Will Gadd;

Ten Tips To Get You There by Bomber;

Guidelines for intending competition pilots by Jenny Ganderton;

Tips & Tricks for Your First Competition by Bomber;

Common Beginner Mistakes in Competition by Josh Cohn; 

 

Flying stories:

- Kenya 2016

- Kenya 2017