Acobratics - the difinitve guide to paragliding acro  

The Authors

Mike KungMike Küng is an internationally renowned professional acro pilot. He was one of the first acro pilots ever and his spectacular shows have attracted media attention from outside the paragliding scene. His vast experience as a paraglider test pilot, sky diver and helicopter jump expert made him the perfect choice to fly difficult manoeuvres a couple of metres away from Gudrun, the photographer, flying in a tandem beside him. Breathtaking photo sequences are the result. Not only do they allow the reader to analyse each movement, but they get your adrenaline flowing from just looking at them.

Alexander MeschuhAlexander Meschuh was the perfect choice to write the descriptions of the manoeuvres,I the best way to understand, practice and perfect each manoeuvre. He is well known in the scene for his successes in international acrobatic competitions and for his articles on flight techniques in the German language special interest magazine: Gleitschirm-Magazin. He has been significantly involved in the development of specialised acro paragliders in the last couple of years. Sharing his experience in the ultimate acrobatic discipline, synchronised acrobatics, he reveals many tips for acro beginners, which will hopefully save them from unpleasant surprises.

Michael NeslerMichael Nesler is famous as a designer, flight instructor and author of many books. For a long time he has held exclusive acro courses at Lake Garda in Italy. He has mastered most of the manoeuvres himself. Michael is responsible for the text and for the photo sequences from a pilot’s viewpoint. Divulging previously unknown insider knowledge about materials he imparts personal experience from his training courses, as a competition supervisor and from his time as an active acro pilot.

Gudrun ÖchslGudrun Öchsl, an acro and test pilot for “small sizes” (S and XS), spent most of her time with Michael in a tandem working as the photographer. She flew some manoeuvres for the camera herself, especially those manoeuvres that required a more sensitive touch. Gudrun reveals important tips for lightweight pilots. Gudrun also checked every manoeuvre’s description by flying them following the directions given, to the letter. Her spectacular photo sequences and ingenious design ideas will amaze the reader again and again. Design ideas are consistent throughout the book and certainly set a standard for interesting layout.


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