If you have more than 100 hours of paragliding flight time, the “Advanced Paragliding” book is for you.

Pre-order now for despatch in 15 April 2021. We’re stoked to say Advanced Paragliding is currently in print production and will be out soon!

Gavin draws on over eight years of in-depth interviews with over 100 top pilots in the world (Bruce Goldsmith, Chrigel Maurer, Kelly Farina …)

Written by Gavin McClurg, edited by the Cross Country team, and packed with insight from the very best, Advanced Paragliding is aimed at all intermediate pilots up, to help them build on their foundations and progress. There’s a big focus on aerology, meteorology, psychology, safety and risk-management. If you have 100 hours or more and want to go places in paragliding, this is for you.

With Gavin’s incredible popularity among a listener base of 30,000+ pilots, the book ‘Advance Paragliding” is set to be a massive worldwide success.

“This book is an international curated collection of voices, experiences, perspectives, and approaches to the sport that we all love. It is the undeniable power of the lead gaggle, with the best pilots in the world sharing their knowledge. And it is not just about techniques. It is also about the philosophy of adventure, the value of accepting risk and managing it, and the importance of training the mind as well as the body. It is about the flying life.” – Bill Belcourt

18 ‘secrets of champions’ chapters include incredible insights from Adel Honti, Alex Robé, Armin Harich, Bruce Goldsmith, Chrigel Maurer, Cody Mittanck, Dustin Martin, Honza Rejmanek, Jeff Shapiro, Jocky Sanderson, Kelly Farina, Maxime Bellemin, Nick Neynens, Pál Takáts, Rafael Saldini, Russ Ogden, Thomas Theurillat and Will Gadd

  • 254 pages
  • Full colour
  • Easy to understand text
  • Hardwearing ‘flexibound’ format

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  • How to thermal better?
  • How to glide better?
  • How to navigate ‘Intermediate byndrome’?
  • When to step up – and when to step down
  • How to tweak your mental game
  • How to avoid accidents
  • How to lill complacency
  • How to throw your reserve
  • When and how to approach SIV training
  • How to fly competitions
  • How to fly big XCs – learning to fly faster
  • How to recover from frightening experiences
  • Threat and error Management: what we can learn from other aviation disciplines

Gavin McClurg is an outstanding writer, pilot and communicator, who enjoys the respect and appreciation of tens of thousands of pilots worldwide for his Cloudbase Mayhem podcast series. Gavin is an established adventure pilot and Red Bull X-Alps pilot.

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