Thermal Flying Second edition, its been updated with several new chapters and pictures. The long-awaited second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and with an extra 36 pages is now 296 pages long.
There is more input from expert pilots, new pictures and illustrations, plus detailed explanations of coring, soaring technique, the venturi effect, cloudbase height and thermal lifespans.
Written by German author Burkhard Martens the book is a comprehensive guide to the art of thermalling and XC flying.
The nearly-300 pages are illustrated with more than 500 clear diagrams and photos to help pilots make sense of the concepts, techniques and meteorology knowledge needed to make the most of each flying day.
Published in hardback the book covers all aspects of cross country flying and spells out priceless information on reading conditions and thermal flying like no other book.
It is peppered throughout with expert's tips and the author's own personal experiences and it is is beautifully illustrated with photographs and illustrations
As essential for beginners as for seasoned campaigners.
A best-seller when it was first published in 2007, this book should be on every pilot's bookshelf.
"Just a note to say thanks for the Thermal Flying book – it is the best flying book I have ever come across. I think the best thing is that it has some quite advanced stuff, but is still written in quite simple language which is perfect for simple people like me! All the other more advanced books are really dry and I generally fall asleep by page 3! And the pictures are really good too. I will be recommending it to absolutely everyone."
Rachael, Allez Up Paragliding, France