What is towing?
Towing uses a winch and 3200 feet of line: you lay the line out,
attach your paraglider to it, and the winch then pulls you smoothly
up into the air.
When you reach 800 to 1000 feet over the ground you release the
line and go looking for thermals. Think of it as an artificial hill.
Why go towing in one of the most mountainous states in the country?
There are a pile of good reasons:
- Well, half of the state is flat as a pancake.
- You can fly in any wind direction.
- There is no better way to learn to thermal.
- You can drift down wind without worrying about getting in the
turbulence behind the hill. (No Hill!)
- Flying down wind is the fastest way to cover ground.
- The vast majority of all distance records have been set on flights
that were tows.
- Oh yes, it's fun!
This course teaches you:
- How to tow.
- How to communicate with the tow operator.
- How to use the equipment.
- How to optimize your flight to soar and what to do in the rare
event that there is a problem.
One Day Clinic
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