Parachutes Seminars & Training
Service & Support About Us Contact Us Fear


Big Air Home


Click to get
Acrobat Reader


Click on a book below for more information, chapter samples and purchase information.

No Sweat DVD
Coming soon!

For bulk pricing, please click here



NOW AVAILABLE:
Free Vertical Journey DVD with all orders of the
Complete 3 Book Set
$25 Savings!!

U.S. Orders
Price: $75.00 US + $9.99 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

International Orders
Price: $75.00 US + $20 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com

 

2
1

Call AtlasBooks to order by phone:
(800) BookLog or (800) 247-6553
Operators are standing by to take your phone order, 24-7


NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Vertical Journey DVD
By Brian Germain

Vertical Journey freefly instructional video has stood the test of time for several good reasons. The footage is amazing, the instruction is solid and valid, and the video will keep your attention from start to finish. You will want to watch it over and over, and each time you will get more out of the experience. Whether you are a veteran freeflyer looking for some good entertainment or a new skydiver looking to expand into the vertical reality, this video is guaranteed make you smile. It is fun, profound, and very helpful in getting you safety off your belly and into the wonderful world of vertical skydiving. Using bluescreen virtual skydiving, animation, and actual footage, the secrets to getting upright and on your head are shared in multiple ways so that you truly understand the material before trying the techniques in the sky. Brian also offers a unique and funny perspective on the topic of freefly safety by subjecting himself to hours of professional makeup to become “Grampa”: a lovable old skydiver with great wisdom. The journey is a long one, and not without its dangers, and Grampa’s wisdom is just another surprising addition to this action-packed, fun-fulled video that bridges the gap between entertainment and education. It is a must-have for your skydiving video collection!

Vertical Journey DVD: U.S. Orders
Price: $24.99 US + $6.75 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

Vertical Journey DVD: International Orders
Price: $24.99 US + $15 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com
Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com
Back to Top

"Well done video covering the intro to freeflying. Good presentation. Brian uses a variety of techniques to keep the viewer engaged. Highly recommended to anyone interested in freeflying."
- Joe Warren April 7, 2013


NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Parachute and its Pilot
By Brian Germain

The Parachute and its Pilot is the singular resource for canopy flight information. Whether you are a new jumper looking for further your education or an expert canopy pilot seeking tips on advancing your techniques, this book has something for you. The book is jam-packed with information compiled over 20 years of skydiving experience, and offers technical yet very straight-forward explanations of ram air parachute flight. Written by one of the industry's leading parachute designers, The Parachute and its Pilot is a must-have handbook for every skydiver.

As the title suggests, there is a bi-fold focus of subject matter. The first part is about parachutes and flight techniques, everything right from the beginning up through competition approaches. The second part is about the psychology of flight; from fear response and ego issues through visualization.

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE OF THE BOOK...FREE!
(240K)

U.S. Orders
Price: $29.99 US + $6.75 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

International Orders
Price: $29.99 US + $15 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com
Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com


Click here
to order through our distribution center.

Back to Top

"This is a much-needed, milestone book written by the parachute industry's foremost canopy designer. Brian combines the exceptional knowledge of canopy design with a unique ability to explain how to squeeze maximum performance out of any ram-air canopy."
Dan Poynter, Author of The Parachute Manual

"This book covers the fundamentals of canopy flight and carefully explains advanced techniques in a way that's easy to understand and put into practice. It contains essential information to further your development as a canopy pilot."
Jonathan Tagle, World Champion Canopy Pilot

“Brian's unique ability to combine a clearly defined technical explanation with his own self-realized Zen approach to flying offers the reader a truly comprehensive insight into the experience that is canopy piloting.”
Jay Moledzki, World Champion Canopy Pilot

"The Parachute and its Pilot is the best book on the topic of ram air parachutes for all skill levels. It can make a huge difference in your development as a canopy pilot."
Shannon Pilcher World Champion Canopy Pilot

"I attended your lecture at a WFFC in Rantoul, bought your book and have convinced many colleagues to buy it too. It is my canopy flying bible and has helped me to understand AOA, vectors, the importance of speed and line tension and many other critical topics. I refer to it all the time to refresh my knowledge. Your explanations are so much better than other ones I have read. You really have a knack for clearly explaining aero engineering issues without getting so deep into math or physics that you lose the audience."
Mark Meltzer

Chapters include Flight Modes, Flying in Turbulence, Landing, High Speed Approaches and Landings, Fear and Learning, Teaching Flight, and more.
Softbound, 176 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches.

5.0 out of 5 stars Up Your Canopy Flying
"This book gave me much more information than I was expecting. I am now trying out many different ways of flying my canopy. The mental prep part of the book has helped me to understand and prepare myself mentally to be able to take in much more information now then what I was previously able to. I will be using the book to continue too bring my sky diving up to new higher levels."
Luis, M. Urquia, Cutter Bay, Florida
          
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every canopy pilot
"Short of attending one of Brian Germain's canopy piloting courses, this book is a must for any safe jumper looking to better understand the inner workings of a ram air canopy. It's descriptive, yet easy to understand. It focuses on what makes a canopy fly the way it does, how to manipulate and control your canopy beyond the obvious toggle turns, and how to avoid situations that could end your skydiving career. Brian Germain is a subject matter expert on canopy design and performance. The knowledge written in this book will help you take your canopy ride to the next level while still giving you the know-how to stay safe."
Matthew D. Kaye, Parwan Province, Afghanistan
          
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have.
"Extremely well written and fun to read, Brian Germain provides a wonderful insight into ram-air parachute design and flight characteristics. This book contains information that the majority or canopy pilots today would find very useful. Whether you have 25 or 1,500 jumps, this book has something for you. Germain's writings are also as fun to read as they are useful."
Andrew A. Byzet
          
5.0 out of 5 stars Parachute and its Pilot
"This book is able to demonstrate the theory of canopy flying and its essential that parachutist is understands their flying machine. Every parachutist should understand these principles, great book."
Vivian V. Bragante
          
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational for all canopy pilots
"This book provides some great insight into the mechanics and methods of canopy flight. I think that everyone who would assume to fly a parachute, should take a look at this book."
Nicholas A. Beach, Deployed
          
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have If You Want to Fly Rather Than Just Ride Your Canopy
"I had never heard of Brian Germain and his Canopy Course until a few days into my AFF when I saw a posting on our 'local' dive zone's (Skydive Georgia) Face Book page. I googled Brian and found this book which I bought along with The Skydiver's Handbook. After a quick read, I signed up for Brian's course which was a month away. I reread Brian's book and completed 10 jumps before the 2 day course began. I recommend studying the book before taking a canopy course. The book, with a lot of work, will take you from riding the canopy to Flying it in coordinated flight."
L. Alan Aber, Peachtree, Georgia
          
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
"Every Skydiver should read this book! The knowledge it gives about how a canopy flies is priceless and necessary for a new canopy pilot. I highly recommend it!"
Cali
          
5.0 out of 5 stars very informative....detailed....for beginners and advanced great book
"This book is very detailed and is great for beginners and advanced skydivers....I have over 500 skydives and this also helped me alot."
Mornon Byrd Hughes, Ft Worth, Texas

Read a Review


NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Transcending Fear: The Doorway to Freedom
By Brian Germain

The product of a lifetime of research and reflection, Transcending Fear is Brian Germain’s most important work. The book addresses the most significant challenge of human kind to date: the process of recognizing and moving beyond fear. In an age in which fear has literally brought our world to the brink of destruction, understanding why we contract in fear and how we can go beyond this instinctive reaction is essential for our survival as a species.

As a professional skydiver, test pilot and psychologist, Brian Germain offers a unique personalized perspective on the phenomenon of fear. Reflecting on his many intense experiences with fear, Brian sorts through the most current psychology research on fear, and presents the ways to de-escalate the emotional response in provocative situations.

The fundamental premise of the book is simple: Fear makes us stupid. If we are to transcend the limitations imposed by a contracted perspective, we must develop our ability to remain calm. Specific methods for relaxing in dangerous situations are covered in detail, as well as scientific evidence to support the reasons for this unusual and powerful approach to dealing with fear.

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE OF THE BOOK...FREE!
(726K)

To order Transcending Fear, order by phone or online through AtlasBooks below:

You can also choose to order Transcending Fear by PayPal:

U.S. Orders
Price: $19.99 US + $6.75 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

International Orders
Price: $19.99 US + $15 S&H

Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)

Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com
Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com


Click here to order through our distribution center.

Back to Top

"I bought this book on a whim a couple years ago, and reading it caused countless positive changes in my life. A must-read."
Alex Johnson, Modesto, California
          
"One of the best and most insightful books I've ever read. What I mean is that this guy really has a handle on what fear is and how to conquer it. He's the type of person I would absolutely trust with my life as a skydiving instructor, and I could easily count on him as a mentor or sensei when it comes to dealing with needless fears... man, the ideas and concepts are fantastic. No matter what, read it. Live by it. Learning to manage fear is what makes the difference between regular people and the people everyone elevates as extraordinary. The key to living your life FOR REAL is in this book. Get it. Now."
Brandon S. Rentfrow, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
          
"I got this book because it was written by a skydiver about skydiving, or so I thought. I was surprised to learn so much about our fear response and how the author uses it to make his life better. I have been working on implementing some of the strategies he uses into my own life. I enjoyed the book and learned a lot at the same time."
Jessica Hafner, Raeford, North Carolina
          
"This must be one of the best books I have ever read. If you are looking for the new perspective on fear, and life in general, in a way that is constructive and interesting, this is the book. The dynamic between reader and writer is synergistic and educational. A must have."
Nicholas A. Beach, Deployed somewhere
          
"I really like the author's view on life and meeting problems and fears "head on". Great reading for a "twenty something" young person looking at the challenges ahead for them in this competitive job market. As a skydiver, I love what he is saying about the negative effects of fear and how to control them. 5 Stars."
Divin' Fool, USA
          
"What an engaging, useful, insightful book. Loved, loved, loved it. I used to skydive so much of the content was relevant to me, but you do not have to be a skydiver to find enormous value in this book. There is actually very few skydiving references. It is an absolute must read for anyone participating in extreme sports or just for life in general - we ALL have fears of some sort at some point... stage fright, heights, spiders, flying... This book really helps one embrace fear and use it as a tool to become a better more enlightened human being. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"
C. Honn, Gig Harbor, Washington
          
"This is a wonderful book about a very important topic. Not just overcoming fear of flying or heights, but mastering fear itself and allowing your positive energy to flow."
David Ames, Rhinebeck, New York
"I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you and let you know how much of a difference your book, Transcending Fear, has made in my life. Since reading your book, I have managed to achieve so many things I never thought possible and I really feel that your book has given me the tools to achieve so much more. This past weekend I achieved yet another milestone by performing my first three AFF skydives, each of which included me exiting the aircraft calm, stable and with a huge smile on my face. While sitting in the aircraft waiting to reach altitude, I realized just how much more enjoyable and manageable the experience was due to reading your book and following your advice."
Daniam Henriques, Pretoria, South Africa

NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Green Light Your Life (New!)
By Brian Germain

Greenlight Your Life is a guide for breaking free from the inertia of the past, and beginning your life anew. These inspiring words can help you to re-discover who you truly want to be, so that you may allow that vision to guide your actions. The book can be a turning point that ushers in a new era of happiness and prosperity for you and everyone that your life touches. It can help you to connect with the best part of yourself and in doing so, make your most beautiful dreams come true.

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE OF THE BOOK...FREE!
(828K)

U.S. Orders
Price: $19.95 US + $6.75 S&H
Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)
International Orders
Price: $19.95 US + $15 S&H
Referred By:
(enter referer's paypal account name)
Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com
Dealer inquiries welcome:
Phone: (301) 646-0761
bgermain@bigairsportz.com


Click here
to order through our distribution center.

Back to Top

“This is one of the most inspiring books of our time, and it will jump-start your life”
Scott Chesney, Speaker/Coach/Consultant

“Brian’s blend of wisdom, insight and gentle reassurance made Transcending Fear a must-read for all my clients. Greenlight Your Life is every bit as wonderful!”
Austin Davis, Fit and Funny Seminars

“If you were touched by Transcending Fear, you are truly going to love this one.”
Ron Gorayeb, Gorayeb Seminars

Read a Review


No Sweat (Coming soon)
By Brian Germain

Learning how to pack a parachute can be the most difficult part of becoming a skydiver. The frustration that many experience in this process is so profound, in fact, that many people either quit skydiving or surrender to the added expense of paying a professional packer. Although this is always an option, choosing to do something is not the same thing as having no other option.

World-renowned instructor and parachute designer Brian Germain shares his secrets to packing in an asy to follow format in this entertaining video that you will want to watch over and over. Multiple options are presented, along with clear explanations for Brian's methods. Brian takes the stress out of packing and guides you to a complete understanding of the subject. As one of the foremost experts on modern parachutes, Brian Germain is the perfect person to host this video.


Brian Germain's New Website:


Download Information:
Viewing the Book Samples and owners manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To save the file on your hard drive, right click over the link and choose "save target" otherwise just click the link to open the file in your browser.
Legal Information Privacy Policies
eXTReMe Tracker