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Pocket Aviation

Pocket Aviation

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Preface to pocket aviation by Dennis Pagen
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I first met Panayiotis Kaniamos in 1998 on one of my numerous trips to Greece. I was immediately
struck by his love of
paragliding and his determination to share his extensive knowledge of the sport with his fellow
pilots. He soon showed the Greek version of Pocket Aviation to me.

Even with my limited knowledge of the Greek language, I immediately could see the quality of the book and the professionalism of the layout and illustrations. It appeared that Panayiotis had come up with a good book that his countrymen could use as a learning (and teaching) tool.

When Panayiotis introduced the idea of an English translation of his book and a companion CD, I
was happy to see that he wished to expand on the reach of this product through a different language

and the widespread CD media.
We jumped at the chance to publish it and bring it to a wider audience. Panayiotis\u2019unique
perspective and his extensive research combine to render this book one of the best introduction
book to the beautiful sport of paragliding.

I wish you all the best in your quest for adventure in the air. With safety in mind and this book-CD
set as a guide, you are
sure to expand your horizons.

Dennis Pagen
Dennis Pagen has been writing about sport aviation hang gliding, paragliding, ultralights and

weather since 1975.
He has written 15 books and over 400 magazine articles, all related to flying for fun. There doesn't
seem to be an end to this activity, for as the sports continue to evolve, new techniques and
experiences demand definition. His various training manuals are used widely all over the world.
Within his involvement the United States Hang Gliding Association (which also includes
paragliding) Dennis wrote the USHGA Instructor's Manual and helped develop many of the training
and rating programs.
After expanding his interest to ultralights in 1979, Dennis chose to take up the lightest and newest
aviation sport in 1989. Paragliding was a great addition to his flying experience. Dennis strives for
any new aerial experience today. His further activity in flying consists of designing light aircraft,
instructing and running meets as well as competing himself. Today, he lives with his wife, Claire, in

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Introduction
About this book
A Word to the novice
Warning by the Author
Getting Acquainted With the Sport
Frequently Asked Questions
Inception and Growth
Associated Mythology
Design, Materials and Equipment

Materials
Wing
Lines
Risers
Speed System

Trimmers

Carabiners
Harness
Flying Equipment
Altimeter
Variometer

Contents
Central Pennsylvania where he flies paragliders, hang gliders or ultralights every chance he gets.
The author: Panayiotis Kaniamos

Pocket Aviation\u2122 c/o Panayiotis Kaniamos Chorikon 4 16675 Athens
Greece
Tel:0030 2109680620 Email:info@paragl iding.gr
Book Updates, corrections can be found on

www.paragliding.org/book
Publication and cdrom created in 2006
ISBN 960-90460-1-0 Pocket Aviation\u2122 - A Guide to Paragliding
International copyright \u00a9 1997-2006 by Panayiotis Kaniamos and
Pocket Aviation\u2122

All rights reserved: No part of this publication may be reproduced,
translated into any other language or transmitted in any form or by any means in any part of the
world without the prior permission of the author/publisher.

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