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Clouds

See also 'Clouds' in the 'Safety' section

Flying close to clouds - Ed Cleasby
Fundamentals of cloud flying and staying safe

pdf Head in the clouds - 'Cross Country' article
Three great pilots on flying near clouds


Collapses

Managing the Mayhem - Competition pilot Ruth Churchill Dower analyses a collapse and crash

Asymmetric collapses - Free.Aero 2015

Frontal collapses - Free.Aero 2014

Stalls - Free.Aero 2014

pdf Active Flying - Karl Slezak

Russell Ogden on flying technique and safety


On the ground

When to take off - Ed Cleasby

Vid Use the correct launch stance - Flybubble

Vid Windy take offs - Flybubble


Ridge soaring

Ridge soaring a paraglider in light wind conditions

Staying up in weak lift - Passion Paragliding

Milking, sniffing and scratching - Ed Cleasby

 

Thermalling

Coring thermals - Adrian Thomas

Thermalling Technique - Will Gadd

Thermalling Wiki - links to many great articles

The three most common thermalling mistakes

pdf In the core - Cross Country article

pdf The 5 methods for thermalling - Pat Dower

pdf Thermalling - Kelly Farina
Making the best of lift when you're in it

audio Advanced thermalling techniques
Kelly Farina


Various

Strong wind - Mike Cavanagh

Close to the madding crowd - Ed Cleasby

Using your speed bar - Ed Cleasby

Speed to fly basics - Jeff Greenbaum

When the wind blows! - Ed Cleasby

Improving your flying - Judith Mole

Using a stirrup - Simon Blake

 

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