Cross Country Paragliding

Cross country is a method of paragliding that allows the pilot to travel much further distances than a normal glider would allow. Heat from the sun warms the ground in specific areas; this creates hot pockets of air known as thermals. Skilled pilots can then use these thermals to rise through the air and continue their gliding experience. Once the skill has been mastered it is effectively possible to travel very long distances by simply gliding to a new thermal to get some lift..