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Instructor of the year honor

Eagle Paragliding's chief Instructor Rob Sporrer received USHPA's Instructor of the Year Award in 2002. Every year USHPA issues the award to the person making the biggest contributions to our sport in the United States.

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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

Paragliding Accessories

Here is a list of some of the most popular paragliding accessories used by paraglider pilots.

VariometerParagliding Variometers
The basic Variometer gives a pilot their altitude, ascent rate, descent rate, air temperature, and flight duration. Advanced models include wind speed, wind direction, glide ratio, and a GPS flight log that you can view in Google Earth. Some pilots try to save money by not purchasing a variometer when they learn, but 99% of the time, they end up buying one after a couple thermal flights when they realize how great of a tool it is. Variometers beep when you go up, so you can get an idea of what part of the thermal you are in. You can find a full range of variometers in our online store.

Hook KnifeHook Knife
The Hook Knife is an accessory that all paraglider pilots must have. This might be used in an emergency situation where lines or webbing need to be cut to free a pilot that may be tangled in lines in a water or tree landing. We have aluminum and plastic Hook Knives in our online store.

Speed BarParagliding Speed Bar
The Speed Bar is a device used by paraglider pilots to increase their airspeed. All paragliders come with a speed bar, but the after market speed bars are popular for pilots who want to upgrade to a higher quality model. We have a wide range of Speed Bars in our online store.

Flight DeckParagliding Flight Deck
Flight Decks aren't required, but are useful for pilots who want to mount their Variometer, GPS, or other items they want to view during flight. They can also be used to carry water ballast, or hold personal items like a camera, wallet, or cell phone. We have a wide range of Flight Decks in our online store.

Brake HandleParagliding Brake Handle
All paragliders have brake handles, but an upgrade to the Niviuk Ergo XC brake handles is a great idea for pilots who have extended flights. Check out our Paragliding Brake Handles in our online store.

Helmet CameraParagliding Helmet Camera
Capturing your flight in high definition is easy with the GoPro HD Hero helmet camera. We have had the opportunity to sell various models, but the Go Pro HD Hero is the best helmet cam on the market. We carry 2 versions of the Go Pro HD Hero helmet camera in our online store.

Radio HarnessParagliding Radio Harness
The Radio harness acts as an apparatus designed specifically for holding the radio. Although not used by all pilots, many pilots enjoy having their radio easily accessible. View the Paragliding Radio Harness that we designed ourselves.

Radio Speaker/MicParagliding Speaker Mic
The Speaker/Mic is a device used by pilots to hear and transmit on their radio. This is the most popular radio communication device among pilots. The Speaker Mic plugs into the pilot's radio and allows them to listen and speak through the same microphone that can be attached to various places on their harness. We sell a waterproof and standard Paragliding Speaker Mic in our online store.

BooksParagliding Books
There are many paragliding books available for all aspects of paragliding. You can find books about learning to paraglide, acrobatics, cross country flying, weather, and powered paragliding. For pilots wishing to improve their cross country and thermal flying, we recommend "Thermal Flying" by german pilot Burkhart Martens. We have a wide range of paragliding books available.

DVDsParagliding DVDs
We have a wide range of paragliding DVDs available for pilots who want to see some paragliding action on their television!

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