This is the second edition of this book after the first one was released several years ago. Due to the ever changing nature of paramotoring (new safety procedures, equipment improvments, technology advances etc...) a new edition was required and was duly released. It promised that it had been widely updated and revised, this claim is my main problem with this book.
The text reads virtually word for word identically to the first, outdated edition, virtually all the photo's used are of the same old fashioned equimpment from the first book, and apart from the change of cover it is, to all intents and purposes, the same as the first book.
Given how important the advances are made in recent years I belive it is misleading for this book to claim to be current and up to date when it blatently is outdated in both it's ideas and thinking.
For me this revised book was a real missed oportunity to offer a great deal of new, useful information to 'want be pilots' out there, instead it has a distinct whiff of 'quick, shodilly rebadged cash in oportunity' on the back of recent publicity for paramotors from the likes of Bear Ghrils et al.
If you are totally new to paramotors then this book might have some value to for you, indead it does have some pearls of wisdom to impart that I haven't come accross elsewhere. However, you should be aware there are much better books out there. In conclusion, if you were to only buy one book on paramotoring, you would be much better off looking elsewhere, probally at Jeff Goin's Paramotoring Bible.