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Understanding The Sky by Dennis Pagen (New Edition)

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Understanding the Sky (the new edition, published in August 2022) will help you unlock the potential of every flying day.

As cross country pilots, observation and analysis of the ever-changing conditions is crucial if we are to stay in the air and maximise our distances. Dennis Pagen’s Understanding The Sky covers the macro-scale meteorological phenomena, from pressure systems to the Jet Stream, and also focuses in on the micro-met of everything from thermal formation to wave lift.

Understanding The Sky will make you a better-informed and safer pilot, able to make accurate decisions based on enhanced knowledge. Build your knowledge of the way air flows and eddies over buildings and trees, understand how micro-climates are created by coastal systems and mountains, and appreciate the impact of different cloud developments on flying conditions.

It doesn’t matter whether you fly paragliders, drones, balloons, RC models, ultralights, helicopters, or planes – this book has been the best-selling classic meteorology text for over 30 years. Substantially revised and updated, and packed with clear illustrations, you will find it seriously useful!

Read this and you will not only be well on your way to becoming a weather guru, the knowledge inside will help you fly further too.

  • Updated edition of A CLASSIC – a bestseller when it was first published
  • One of the first books written by a pilot for other pilots
  • Written by Dennis Pagen, one the USA’s longest-serving pro hang glider pilots
  • Explains complex meteorology in plain English, with the aim of helping you fly further