Paragliding Links

Here you will find a list of some of the most useful resources on the internet.

The sites have been carefully selected to include only those which we feel are up to date and easy to navigate.

Please feel free to provide us feedback about this list, or to inform us of any additional sites which you have found to be helpful.



Technical Information

Para 2000 The most complete list of technical information about every possible paraglider ever made.
Materials Comparison Critter's excellent resource comparing the merits of the different types of cloth, lines, stitching, etc. used by various paragliding manufacturers.
DHV Website Test flight reports of all DHV certified paragliders.
Tree Self-Rescue In case of tree-landings, how to get down safely.
Jerome Daoust Everything youíve ever wanted to know about paragliding but were afraid to ask.
Radio Modifications How to modify the receive and transmit frequencies of nearly every radio ever made.
XC Tutorial An excellent tutorial on how to read weather before you fly cross-country.
BC Topographical Map Ministy of Energy and Mines topographical maps of BC with multiple layers.
Canadian Topographical Maps Another great source of topo maps for Canada.
See How It Flies For the real technophile. A new twist on aerodynamics.

Events and Competitions
FAI Sanctioned Events A list of the International Aeronautic Federation's sanctioned competitions.
Paragliding World Cup The most competitive paragliding competition worldwide.
HPAC Look under events of the Hangliding and Paragliding Association of Canada.
BCHPA Events BC Hangliding and Paragliding Association.
Weather
Nav Canada winds aloft To determine winds aloft and lapse rates follow these guidelines.
Victoria Weather For the weather in Victoria including upper level winds, temperature, satellite, jet stream, notams etc.
Vancouver Island Weather Your one stop resource for weather on the Island including webcams of Dallas Road,
University of Wyoming Another resource for upper level winds.
Satellite Picture of NW
Environment Canada Weather Office
National Weather Service of the United States.
Wunderground Weather A comprehensive site primarily for weather in the US
British Columbia Wind Data

Sites Worldwide

World Site Index
A-Z of Paragliding
Aviation Directory

Magazines

Cross Country Magazine The best English language magazine about hangliding and paragliding.
Skywings The official magazine of the British Hangliding and Paragliding Association
Paraglider Magazine The newest paragliding magazine on the scene

Miscellaneous

Katkam Is the wind right for kiting? Live camera of Vancouverís Vanier Park.
BigAir Discussion Forum The most popular paragliding discussion forum on the internet.
Jockey Sanderson The instructor of instructors.



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