Thermal Flying'Thermal Flying' written by Burkhart Martens is a comprehensive guide packed with all sorts of hints and ideas aimed at both paragliding and hang gliding pilots. It includes a bonus section from our newly crowned World champion and British pilot Bruce Goldsmith. This 260 page book is illustrated with clear diagrams and photos to help pilots make sense of the concepts, techniques and meteorological knowledge you need to make the most of each flying day. Written by highly respected competition pilot Burkhard Martens, Thermal Flying has been translated in to English by PWC pilot Mads Syndergard. This hardback book covers all aspects of cross country flying and spells out priceless information on reading conditions and thermal flying like no other book. Thermal Flying is peppered with experts’ tips and the author’s own personal experiences and beautifully illustrated with succulent photographs. With something to learn, whether you are a beginner or seasoned X-C master, this is the book that should be on every pilot’s bookshelf!
Cross Country Magazine
Free flying is all about the search. Scouring weather forecasts for any glimmer of hope of flyable weather, racing to flying sites to be at the perfect launch at the right time, hunting for the elusive thermal, gliding off into the unknown for bigger distances, faster competition times or wilder adventures...
Since 1988, Cross Country has been the leading voice for the worldwide band of 100,000+ pilots who wake up every day thinking about this search. Six times a year, our magazine content reflects our obsession with flying, and we express it by packing each bimonthly issue with the most imaginative, inspirational photography and writing we can lay our hands on.