Specially written for pilots of paragliders, hang gliders, sailplanes and balloons, this book concentrates on weather, wind and air motion occuring in the first few thousand feet of air deck. Including brief coverage og gliding principles to explain the limitations of wing, sail or parafoil, it gives essential information about how to read and adapt to constantly changing conditions. A section devoted to sea breezes will be particular interest to pilots who travel regularly to coastal areas.
Alan Watts, former forecaster with the Met. Office, has taught aerodynamics for a number fo years and is fully conversant with the challenges of low level flying. He is the author of a successful series of nautical books on weather.