Learning to Surface Tow and Aerotow Hang Gliders,
Paragliders and Ultralight Sailplanes by Dennis Pagen and Bill Bryden
This book is for hang glider, paraglider and ultralight sailplane pilots or for ultralight pilots who
wish to aerotow hang gliders.
TOWING ALOFT includes:
Static line towing
Operating tow systems
Launching, climbing, releasing on tow
...and much more!
8 1/2 x 11 format, 384 pages, four-color cover,
173 photos, 163 illustrations
Co-authored by Dennis Pagen and Bill Bryden, TOWING ALOFT is the fruit of 20 years of
towing practice and 2 years of intensive research on all the towing techniques practiced in the
U.S. and other countries. All the latest towing methods are covered from the pilot's and from
the tow operator's point of view.
Beside actual towing skills, we have covered towing equipment, safe procedures and special
chapters on launching and climbing on tow with all the different methods described in the book.
The material is enhanced by Safety Tips, Pro Tips, and special Caution notes where necessary.
There are a total of 10 chapters divided in three parts: Towing Systems and Equipment, Surface
Towing and Aerotowing. Separate sections cover hang gliders, paragliders and ultralight
sailplanes where the techniques differ. Consult Towing Aloft's Table of contents to see how
complete this manual is.
A special section on towing tandem, special notes to the student learning to fly while towing and
safety recommendations make it a great text for new pilots as well. This book is a great tool for
pilots learning to fly with the aid of towing.
If you haven't towed yet, chances are you will sometime soon in your flying career as towing is
becoming increasingly popular in the flats and the mountains alike. If towing is your mean of
learning to fly, Towing Aloft will provide a complete understanding of the specifics towing
brings in your learning experience and will make an excellent companion book to Hang Gliding