Educational by Chapter of the Powered Paragliding Bible

I: First Flight

01 Training Process

02 Gearing Up

03 Handling the Wing

04 Prep For 1st Flight

05 The Flight

06 Flying With Wheels 

II: Spreading Wings

07 Weather Basics

08 The Law

09 Airspace   

10 Flying Anywhere

11 Controlled Airports

12 Setup & Mx

13 Flying Cross Country

14 Flying With Others

III: Mastery

15 Adv Ground Handling

16 Precision Flying

17 Challenging Sites

18 Advanced Maneuvers

19 Risk Management

20 Competition

21 Free Flight Transition

IV: Theory

22 Aerodynamics

23 Motor & Propeller

24 Weather & Wind

25 Roots: Our History

V: Choosing Gear

26 The Wing

27 The Motor Unit

28 Accessories

29 Home Building

VI: Getting the Most

30 Other Uses

31 Traveling With Gear

32 Photography


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33 Organizing Fly-Ins

34 Places To Fly

35 Preserving the Sport

36 Tandem

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Mar 17, 2007 | Section II Spreading Your Wings, Chapter 13

Wind Vector Diagram

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(Large file!)

2 pages. One blank Circular graph for calculating ground speed based on forecast winds aloft with another page showing an example of how to use it.

Wind Vector Diagram Extra

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updated 2008 Oct 25

Another sample use of the above circular wind vector graph. Using normal paraglider speeds, it provides an illustration of determining ground speed from plotted ground track and forecast winds. Thanks to Piotr Krzywdzinski for pointing out an error. It has been fixed.

Navigation Log

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A graphic form that is to be usable in flight for anyone wanting to try their hand at dead reckoning as described in Chapter 13.

The view looking down on a small airport that wound up being my destination during the 2004 U.S. Nationals in Scottsburg, IN.


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