Understanding the Sky is THE essential weather book for pilots – whatever you fly.
As a flyer, it’s crucial you have a deep understanding of meteorology, from the micro to the macro. Understanding the Sky covers it all, and having read it you will be a better informed, safer flyer, able to make better decisions based on enhanced knowledge.
Understanding the Sky will help you build your understanding of the way air flows and eddies over buildings and trees, figure out 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!
Become a wise sage of the skies
Read this free extract on how thermals rise from the book
Learn how to use different kinds of natural lift
Understand what causes the wind
Learn how to predict flying conditions
Appreciate how thermals are formed and behave
Learn how seabreezes form and how to use them
Figure out how to manage turbulent air
Understand how to accurately predict thunderstorms
Deep dive into micrometeorology, from understanding upslope breezes through to gust fronts
Get familiar with cloud street development, wave lift and convergence
Plus lots more…
A pilot with nearly 50 years’ experience, Dennis Pagen is a respected author and meteorology expert. Dennis has served in many capacities for CIVL and the FAI, the world air sports federation. Understanding the Sky is the world’s best-selling meteorology book for sport aviation pilots. It is published by Cross Country, a specialist free flying publisher, with best-selling titles including ‘Paragliding: The Beginner’s Guide’ and ‘Fifty Ways to Fly Better’.
Understanding the Sky is published by Cross Country International Ltd
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