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Aerofoil theory

NASA - Bernoulli and Newton l Aerodynamic forces

NASA - Incorrect theories - one l two l three l

l NASA - Correct theories - Lift from Pressure-area l
l Lift from flow turning l

NASA - Aerodynamics Index

Airflow across a wing - Cambridge University

How does a wing actually work?

How do wings generate lift - Learn Engineering


Elementary Pilot

Elementary Pilot Training Guide 2016 - BHPA


DSC video presentations

Meteorology 1 l Met 2 l Airlaw l Theory of flight l


Pilot exam notes by Graham Taylor

Airlaw

Flight theory and Instruments

Meteorology

PG & HG - Advanced pilot exam notes

Advance Pilot Revision - originally a 'powerpoint'


More pilot notes

Aviation weather principles - illustrated PPL notes

Flight theory - basic

Pilot exam syllabus

Pilot weather notes

pdf Stability - Dept of Earth System Science, UCI


Exams online

Paragliding Elementary Pilot Knowledge Test

Paragliding Club Pilot Knowledge Test

Pilot exams - online multiple choice tests (KHPA)

Mock BHPA Pilot test (Wessex HG & PG)

Pilot exam aimed at HG, but useful for PG too

 

Tutorials

Declaring flights with a Flytec 6015

XC Retrieve instructions l video walk through l

GPS Dump - A guide written by a beginner

GPS Dump - Written by an experienced user

pdf RASP demystified

vid Flymaster instruments - a set of good tutorials

Altitudes - GPS vs Pressure Altitude
A presentation by Naviter co-founder Andrej Kolar

Interpreting the RASP - 19 min tutorial

How to forecast flying weather - Flybubble

vid Plastic rods and packing a paraglider - Gin


Various

Altitudes - What height are you at?

Why bigger gliders are better - Bruce Goldsmith

Thermals - Three great articles by Will Gadd
Ground
l Clouds & sky l Thermalling technique l

Wing loading - Adrian Thomas

pdf Tephigrams - what you need to know

vid Airflow animation - over terrain, cloud formation

The Coriolis effect l Coriolis roundabout l

pdf Rotor simulation


Civil Aviation Authority

Aviation Abbreviations - A Wikipedia list

CAA's website

CAA - Airspace Classifications

CAA - Guide to VFR/Airspace and more

 

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