The Parachute And Its Pilot: The Ultimate Guide For The Ram-Air Aviator [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Parachute and Its Pilot is the singular resource for canopy flight information. Whether you re a new jumper looking to further your education or an expert canopy pilot seeking tips on advancing your techniques, this book has something for you. The book is jam-packed with information compiled over twenty years of skydiving experience and offers technical, straightforward explanations of ram air parachute flight. Written by one of the industry's leading parachute designers, The Parachute and Its Pilot is a ...
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The Parachute And Its Pilot: The Ultimate Guide For The Ram-Air Aviator

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Overview

The Parachute and Its Pilot is the singular resource for canopy flight information. Whether you re a new jumper looking to further your education or an expert canopy pilot seeking tips on advancing your techniques, this book has something for you. The book is jam-packed with information compiled over twenty years of skydiving experience and offers technical, straightforward explanations of ram air parachute flight. Written by one of the industry's leading parachute designers, The Parachute and Its Pilot is a must-have handbook for every skydiver.
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Editorial Reviews

author of The Parachute Manual - Dan Poynter
“This is a much-needed, milestone book written by the parachute industry’s foremost canopy designer. Brian combines the exceptional knowledge of canopy design with a unique ability to explain how to squeeze maximum performance out of any ram-air canopy.”
World Renowned Canopy Pilot - Jay Moledzki
"Brian’s unique ability to combine a clearly defined technical explanation with his own self-realized Zen approach to flying offers the reader a truly comprehensive insight into the experience that is canopy piloting.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148573821
  • Publisher: Adventure Wisdom LLC
  • Publication date: 4/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 296,670
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Germain is an author, teacher, entrepreneur, inventor, test pilot, psychology researcher, keynote speaker, and world champion skydiver. He began this eclectic career on April 13, 1986, the day he first jumped out of an airplane. A psychology student at the University of Vermont at the time, Brian began his research on the topic of fear and the coping mechanisms for dealing with it.

Over 20 years and 13,000 jumps later, Brian is still researching fear, but has also taken up the lofty task of teaching the subject in a worldwide lecture tour. From the US Air Force Academy to Australian Parachute Federation, Brian helps empower all kinds of people to transcend fear in order to improve safety and enhance performance. Fear is a topic that Brian has taken on in a very personal way. Having survived a near fatal paraglider collapse in 1993, he returned to the sky to redesign modern wing parachutes in an effort to prevent the same tragedy from befalling other aeronauts. A few short years (and thousands of jumps) later he went on to win ESPN's X-Games in Freefly Skydiving.

Brian's passion for teaching and helping others shows through in all aspects of his life. With his books and by traveling the world providing seminars, experiential workshops and keynote speeches, he has empowered and inspired others to reach for greatness and achieve success.
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