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Touching Cloudbase 6th Edition

This extensively revised and expanded sixth edition includes all the latest information on training, including a task-by-task analysis of the Pilot Rating System. It has extensive sections on Paramotoring, Tandem (2-person) flying, choosing equipment (including a comprehensive guide to the certification procedures), flying in different countries and terrain, and details on expeditions, Speed and Acro flying.

This really is a complete guide, covering everything from the history of the sport to innovations and the future; from what is involved in your first day’s training to flying cross-country or becoming an instructor.

The syllabus for the British Hang-gliding and Paragliding Associations’ training programme right up to Pilot level, is covered, including a section on how to pass your exams with sample questions. It has a reference section packed with useful contacts and web addresses.

Ian Currer has been involved in the sport since its arrival in Britain. He has been a Chief Flying Instructor, an examiner of instructors, and as coordinator of the BHPA’s training panel was largely responsible for the Pilot training system in use today.

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