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Pilot flies 52 Miles on his first XC Flight

Eagle Paragliding Cross Country ParaglidingRead Tom Brands Paragliding Magazine Article detailing how he flew 50 miles on his very first Cross Country flight while participating in an Eagle Paragliding Clinic. Visit the Eagle Press Room for more articles and stories about Eagle Paragliding..

Owens Valley XC Clinic

Kari Castle Owens Valley Clinic Check out the Paragliding Video from Eagle Paragliding's Thermal & Cross Clinic with Kari Castle in the Owens Valley. Many pilots had personal bests.

Thermal Flying Book

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Looking to improve your cross country flying skills? Thermal Flying by Burkhart Martens is the bible when it comes to XC Flying.

Go On Tour With Eagle Paragliding!

Eagle Paragliding organizes paragliding tours for all pilots of all skill levels Be sure to check our Paragliding Events Calendar to reserve space on one of our unprecedented tours. We bring pilots of all skill levels to flying destinations which span the globe. Our large staff of the nations top pilots and instructors provide unmatched service. Find out more about our Paragliding Tours

Eagle Paragliding Store

Design your custom wing and get detailed product information with product reviews at our secure state of the art online Paragliding Store. We import the industries premiere Paragliding Brands from all over the world.

Thermal & Cross Country Clinic $395

Sign up for our Thermal & Cross Country Clinics with US National Champion Dean Stratton

We offer Google Earth presentations, including track logs and XC maps, on the most popular XC routes in So. Cal. The routes we talk about are: Santa Barbara East to the I5, Owens Valley into Nevada, and Pine Mtn. to Antelope Valley – and beyond. We have photos taken from the air along these routes as well. We have so many topics to cover over a weekend clinic you will find it to be a very rewarding experience regardless of the weather. You can bet when a good flying day presents itself we’ll head up the hill and plan an XC route for the day. At the end of the day we download your track-logs and import them into Google Earth for discussion. Please be sure to take advantage of the valuable presentations and discussions which happen in the afternoon and evenings after we fly.

Our Thermal XC Clinics help pilots who have never flown in thermals, and those who want to perfect their technique. Pilots gain a huge amount of insight and knowledge by the end of the clinic allowing them to take their flying to the next level, and start working towards Cross Country flying. Here is a list of some of the topics we cover in our thermal clinic.

  • Reading the weather

  • Check lists
  • Flight plan
  • Finding thermals
  • Entering thermals with other pilots
  • Gaggle flying
  • Staying with thermals
  • Staying out of clouds
  • Patience and decision making
  • Getting high and staying high
  • GPS and Variometer use
  • Radio etiquette and reporting
  • Common Beginner Mistakes

Our forte is cross country flying. The entire Eagle Staff is made up of some of the best cross country and competition pilots in the United States. Read the Article from Paragliding Magazine on how we had one of our clinic participants fly 50 miles on his first cross country flight. Here is a list of some of the topics we cover in our cross country clinic.

  • Check lists

  • Proper gear
  • Deciding on goals
  • Launch timing
  • Airspace considerations
  • General flight plan
  • Speed to fly
  • Staying out of clouds
  • Reading the weather
  • Making adjustments
  • Using your instruments
  • Gliding technique
  • Low Saves
  • Landing option considerations
  • Letting others know you have landed safely
  • Retrieval

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