This is a detailed flying training manual for glider pilots. All aspects of training for the Glider Pilot's Licence are covered in detail. It is a complete manual for the beginner leading him/her through the flying training
A comprehensive and completely up-to-date flying training manual for glider pilots. All aspects of training are covered, leading the beginner through the flying training exercises and giving enough technical information for the various principles of flight examinations right through to basic soaring. Covers basic flying training, glider design, basic soaring, rules of the air, how instruments work, the use of radio and much more. With line drawings, diagrams and tables throughout, this is an essential work of reference for the modern glider pilot.
This is a detailed flying training manual for glider pilots. All aspects of training for the Glider Pilot's Licence are covered in detail. It is a complete manual for the beginner leading him/her through the flying training, giving enough technical information for the various Principles of Flight examinations which need to be passed, and introducing basic soaring.
Well written, information rich with something for everyone
This book covers the basics in a straight forward and practical way. Introduction of material is progressive and neither over does theory or shy from it where important. In the main each new topic generates an urge to get in the air and check out the theory.The book works as much for the readable style of the author as it does for its necessary and broad content .
About The Author
Ken Stewart started Gliding in 1972 and by 1976 held an Instructor's Rating. In 1982 he bacame the National Coach for the British Gliding Association, being involved in all aspects of the sport, the training of instructors, cross country and competition training. He is a keen soaring pilot and holder of the FAI Diamond Badge. He now works as an airline pilot and still instructs on both Gliders and Motor Gliders.
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