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Hang gliding and paragliding techniques: Thermal Flying Part 3: Cloud streets over flatlands

A series of choice cuts from Burkhard Martens’ new technique book on everything you need to know about cross country paragliding and hang gliding





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Hang gliding and paragliding techniques: Thermal Flying part 2: Thermal generators and triggers

A series of choice cuts from Burkhard Martens’ new technique book on everything you need to know about cross country flying





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Hang gliding and paragliding techniques: Thermal Flying part 1: Thermals

An extract from Thermal Flying by Burkhard Martens, the bible for paragliding and hang gliding pilots





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How to thermal: Zen and the art of circles part 2: Vertical motion

Bob Drury picks up some tips from some of the best paraglider and hang glider pilots in the world about how they thermal, in the final part of Cross Country magazine’s definitive guide to thermalling





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Zen and the art of circles part 1: Finding Thermals

How to Thermal better: Cross Country Magazine’s definitive guide to flying hang gliders and paragliders in thermals by Bob Drury





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Hang Gliding and Paragliding Techniques: Finding, tracking and flying thermals in mountains

Predicting where a thermal will travel after releasing isn’t a skill that requires a missile guidance system, some simple 3D terrain analysis is enough to keep you airborne. Bob Drury explains how





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Hang gliding and paragliding techniques: How to thermal better

Sailplane ace Jay Rebbeck teaches us his thermal flying techniques and explains when to tighten up and when to turn flat





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