This volume is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. It guides you through how to realize that dream and goes on to explore the many opportunities the sport offers.
This volume is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. The book guides you through how to realize that dream and goes on to explore the many opportunities the sport offers. Topics covered include: a history of the sport; an introduction to gliding clubs, getting started and what to expect; an insight into how gliders fly and detailed instruction on how to fly them; sections on launching, the cockpit, safety and weather forecasts, and finally ideas for cross-country and competitive flying and tips for owning a glider.
About the Author
Steve Longland is a regional examiner for the British Gliding Association and a member of the BGA's Instructor's Committee. He has been instructing since 1974, flown over 4,500 hours in gliders, completed 8600 launches and landings and has flown over 63,000km cross country. He has a Gold C badge with all three diamonds
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