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“Trust in Allah, but tie up your camels”. This Arabic proverb reminds us that even when we trust in God we shouldn't ignore our own common sense. For beginners and low-airtime pilots choosing a new glider is a delicate matter. It is well known that there are some big differences in the expectations of required pilot skill in the “appropriate” LTF-A and LTF-B classes. Read more...

 Article "Active Flying" (pdf)

Karl Slezak explains the principles of active flying with paragliders. This requires a lot of practice, but is a precondition of flying safely in moving air. Some experienced pilots are in such perfect control of this game, that their wing always remains calmly above them. By applying the brakes and shifting the weight, they constantly react to increasing or decreasing control pressure and lifting or tilting movements of the harness.