Info For New & Visiting Pilots
Paragliding in the San Francisco Bay Area
The Bay Area Paragliding Association ("BAPA") meets at 7:00 P.M. on the first Wednesday of each month. For location information and directions, see the BAPA Website. Come at 6:30 to socialize and/or to watch paragliding videos.
Dues are $25 per year and are used to cover the costs relating to site maintenance and insurance, fly-ins and other special events. Your membership entitles you to receive the monthly newsletter, The Ridge Dancer. We hope to see you at next month's meeting.
Articles For Those Who Are New To Paragliding
The Art of Paragliding by Dennis Pagen (for beginner and intermediate pilots)
The Art of Skysailing by Michael Roberson (written for hang gliding, a risk management manual that is applicable to paragliding, as well)
Paragliding Flight - Walking on Air by Dennis Pagen (for beginner and intermediate pilots)
Paragliding - The Complete Guide by Noel Whittall (for beginner and intermediate pilots)
Paragliding Training Manual by Mike Meier (for beginner pilots)
Sky Adventures - Stories of Our Heritage by Jim & Maggie Palmieri (a terrific compilation of stories about the early days of hang gliding and paragliding)
Touching Cloud Base - The Complete Guide to Paragliding by Ian Currer & Rob Cruickshank (for beginner and intermediate pilots)
Understanding the Sky by Dennis Pagen (everything you need to know about how weather relates to free flight)
Reading on the Web
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