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PARAGLIDING SAFETY AND TRAINING ARTICLES (PDF's)

Introduction to Articles - Please read this first

Collision Avoidance on the Ridge

Following On the Ridge

Crowding

Safety Is No Accident by Mark Bosher - An excellent article on the problems of flying in early spring conditions

Venturi, Rotor and Turbulence Behind the Ridge

Thermalling With Others - Joining Thermals

GASCo Safety Evenings - A valuable resource that could save your life

The Mam Tor Rotor Trap - An example of a rotor area which has caught out many pilots

Strong Winds Up Top

Thermal Wind Mixing

Happy Landings - (Bottom landings)

Top Landings

Deep Stall And Big Ears

Slope Crosswinds

Avoiding Knots and Reverse Launching - A method which seems OK for most gliders

SOS - Sink On Stanage!

Launch Assistance. Should I Ask? Should I Offer?

Upwind, Downwind And Other Confusing Terms

Basic Instruments - A set of six articles on instruments for paragliding and hang-gliding

The Bluefly Buzzer - Exploiting light lift using a third audio tone - Published in XC Magazine January 2017


CUMBRIA SOARING CLUB KNOWLEDGE BASE

CSC Knowledge Base Safety Page - An excellent collection of safety material

CSC Knowlege Base Index Page - Other useful material from the CSC


DERBYSHIRE SOARING CLUB SITES ARTICLES

The Mam Tor Rotor Trap (Same as above)

Safe Landings At Windy Knoll


LINKS TO OTHER SAFETY ARTICLES

Accidents... And How To Avoid Them by Judith Mole - An article in The Paraglider online magazine I wish I could have read a year earlier!

Active Flying by Karl Slezak - Quite an advanced article on wing control translated from german. (DHV web site.)