Understanding the Sky by Dennis Pagen


This book is a guide for: balloonists, RC Modelers, Parachutists, Hang Glider, Paraglider and Sailplane Pilots. Discover the secrets of turbulent air, explore the world of micro meteorology -small-scale effects, find how to predict flying conditions and many more detailing.

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A Sport Pilot’s Guide to Flying Conditions

This is the bible for free flight pilots who want to understand the weather. Understanding the Sky eloquently compresses decades of ultralight experience and meteorological research by respected author and Master pilot Dennis Pagen. It explains what and how weather affects us as pilots. If you’ve ever wondered why the air behaves the way it does, this book is for you. The greatest emphasis is on small-scale effects – exactly where we fly our wings. It thoroughly covers everything from turbulence to thunderstorms. The chapters on lift sources and flying efficiency alone are worth the price of this book. Understanding the Sky is your key to complete comfort in the air; it’s the most valuable resource for really understanding weather that affects free flight pilots. 

9″ x 6″ Paperback, 275pp, 1992 ed.