Learn how to forecast paragliding weather
and find the best flying conditions!


<div class="editor-content"><p>Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor</p></div>,

Making the wrong call can be frustrating, time-wasting and dangerous! I'll show you how to find the good days, so you can boost your flying.

Greg Hamerton, Chief Instructor

Why do you need this?

By the end of the training course you’ll be able to interpret the weather chart, pick a good day, read a sounding, and have a broad experience of judging the weather from the air. You'll be able to identify the good days, fast. So your flying will improve and you'll get more airtime.

<div class="editor-content"><p>Identify weather patterns</p></div>

Identify weather patterns

with advanced training exercises

<div class="editor-content"><p>See the theory applied</p></div>

See the theory applied

with unique visual examples

<div class="editor-content"><p>Build your knowledge</p></div>

Build your knowledge

with in-depth discussions

Lessons Plan

Forecast the WIND

Learn about wind flow patterns, forecasts and how to quickly pick the right days. See how to interpret live readings and set safe parameters for paragliding.


Dodge the RAIN

Learn how to identify rainy days that will ruin flying, by studying the basic principles of weather fronts.



An introduction to the thermal forecasting models.


Find the right SITE

How to find a paragliding launch site for any wind direction.



We're on the hunt to find good flying weather anywhere in the world!



What drives the power of the thermals, and how to get the best out of the day when you've got cumulus clouds.


Understanding the SKY

Explore thermals and wind gradient in greater depth. What heats the air, will the wind get stronger and when can you fly in wave conditions?


Find the good AIRMASS

A simple solution for identifying great flying conditions. Watch a worked example of finding a good airmass for flying XC, using the next day's forecast, and just one weather tool.


Weather FROM THE AIR 1

Learn to analyze the weather while flying, by watching these real-life examples and guessing what's happening.


Weather FROM THE AIR 2

Learn to identify more risks and make smart flying decision.



Some weather patterns can't be fixed ... or can they? Learn by example as we read the weather charts, soundings and forecasts and compare them with the real weather. When you know where to go, the flying can be amazing!


Weather CHARTS

An advanced session to help you become a weather boffin: tephigrams, Stuve, how to read the skew T and what really good weather looks like.



Understanding forecasts and predicting good conditions. How to avoid weird wind and find wonderful weather.



Match the forecast with the flying photos and win ... the ability to predict good flying conditions! Join me for a fun hour of weather puzzles.


Flying With CLOUDS

PODCAST: The dangers of clouds, safety devices, escape methods and what to watch out for when riding cumulus.


Summary and TEST

Now you are prepared for all kinds of weather. Take the test!


Know your stuff?

Watch all the videos, work on the practical tasks and get over 80% in the WEATHER TO FLY test, to earn your FLIGHT LEVEL 7 certificate!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it for?

This course is for active pilots who want to improve their understanding of the air. It's essential if you want to get into thermaling and XC.

How does the course work?

This is designed as a week-long course. but you can take as long as you want. Every day, try to work through some new video lessons, but don't rush! Take the time to absorb each key skill. You can return to any lesson at any time thereafter.

What is included in the course?

8 hours of specialised video training with Greg Hamerton. There’s also a task sheet for you to develop your skills, and a test at the end of the course to see if you can apply the concepts to common problems. If you get more than 80% you can earn your FLIGHT LEVEL 7 certificate!

Single payment or subscription?

WEATHER TO FLY is available to buy as standalone course if you want to only pay once and get lifetime access to these lessons and any updates I make to them. However, most pilots choose to join the Flight Academy instead, which includes FREE access to ALL the course and will enrich your learning experience with livestreams, chatroom, discounts and a large catalogue of more advanced topics.

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Get your lessons anywhere

Accessible on all devices including iOS, Android, MACs and PCs. You can even Cast to your TV!

Most of the lessons are subtitled in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

Structured learning

Continue your journey upwards through the Flight Levels system. WEATHER TO FLY builds upon Levels 1-6 and gets you ready for thermals and XC!


so you always know what's up with the air