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PARAGLIDING ARTICLES

For Beginners:

- Paraglider structure, materials and maintenance by Nikolay Yotov and Ivelin Kalushkov .

About active flying:

- Active Flying by Jeff Greenbaum

- Avoiding Blow Back by Jeff Greenbaum

- Light Wind Soaring by Jeff Greenbaum


About Safety:

- Simulation of rescue paracute deployment by Nikolay Yotov and Ivelin Kalushkov


About Flying Theory:

- Why paragliders fly forward? by Nikolay Yotov


About thermals and thermalling:

- Computer model of thermal bubble by Peter Gasparovic;

- Collectors, Wicks and Triggers (part 1) by Will Gadd;

- Thermals and Clouds (part 2) by Will Gadd;

- Thermalling Technique (part 3) by Will Gadd;

- Cooling Some Thermal Superstitions by Peter Gray;

  - Dennis Pegan's response;

- "Thermal Trigger Nonesense" tread

- More about the Role of Water Vapor by Peter Gray;

- Do Thermals Spin? by Peter Gray;

- Natural Thermalling - What is it? by Bomber;

- How to Thermal Better by Jay Rebbeck;

- Tracking a drifting thermal by Wayne Hobbs

- Soaring in a Thermal: Bank, Speed, and Radius by Larry Bogan;

- Headwind thermalling by Bomber;

- How to survive thermalling in crowds by Joe Greblo;


About cross-country and competition flying:

- Glider Performance Airspeeds;

- Flying Height Bands by Bomber;

- Speed to Fly Basics by Jeff Greenbaum;

- Speed to Fly by Bomber;

- Getting Up to Speed by Jay Rebbeck;

- Searching the sky by Jay Rebbeck;

- Wing Loading by Adrian Thomas;

- Cross-country flying by Will Gadd;

- Ten Tips To Get You There by Bomber;

- Guidelines for intending competition pilots by Jenny Ganderton;

- Tips & Tricks for Your First Competition by Bomber;

- Common Beginner Mistakes in Competition by Josh Cohn;

Theory stuff:
- Upwind and Downwind Turns by Nikolay Tsarov and Nikolay Yotov


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