"Touching Cloudbase" is the world's best selling guide to the sport. It is widely used as a course textbook in the UK and many other countries. This 5th edition is more comprehensive than ever, dealing with all aspect of the sport; from health and safety to understanding the weather, and from setting up your equipment, to mountain flying or using a paramotor. New chapters cover expeditions, speed flying and Acro flying. Almost every professional school and instructor recommends "Touching Cloudbase". It not only gives a clear introduction to the sport, but provides all the information needed to pass your BHPA Elementary, Club, and Pilot level exams! This book contains details on everything from assessing conditions and launch techniques to buying kit and flying cross-country. It is packed with inspirational photographs and excellent illustrations. "Touching Cloudbase" is ideal for both the reader interested in finding out more about the sport and the pilot under training.