Expanding Your Fishbowl

Flying in the CSS “Fishbowl” is loads of fun, and there are a lot of lessons to be learned here just from standard site flying. Experienced pilots are advised to try the progression below when they are ready to expand out beyond the fishbowl and execute their first XC flights:

  • Check out the Paragliding Thermal Maps or download the Google Earth file to find nearby thermal hot spots
  • Study the bailout LZs below to give yourself safe options for landing out
  • Fly to a new hotspot and return
  • Maintain sufficient altitude for a safe glide to a bailout landing zone
  • Repeat until your comfortable zone includes the new hot spot
Download Thermal Map