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    Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot

    ISBN-10: 1847973930
    ISBN-13: 9781847973931
    Author(s): Steve Longland
    Description: Topics include:A History of the sport from early experiments to post-war sporting gliders.An introduction to gliding clubs, getting started and what to expect.An explanation of how gliders fly, and their controls and instruments.Sections on learning  More...
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: Trafalgar Square
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 160
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.990
    Language: English

    Topics include:A History of the sport from early experiments to post-war sporting gliders.An introduction to gliding clubs, getting started and what to expect.An explanation of how gliders fly, and their controls and instruments.Sections on learning each stage of flight, safelty and weather.Ideas for post-solo progress, including cross-country and competitive flying.

    Steve Longland's thirty-year career as an instructor has included being chief instructor of the Cambridge Gliding Club and a regional examiner for the British Gliding Association. He holds a Gold Certificate Badge with the coveted three diamonds, continues to fly solo and has amassed 5000 hours in gliders and flown approximately 90,000km cross-country, both abroad and in the UK.

    Introduction
    The Early Days
    The Modern Gliding Club
    How Gliders Work
    Methods of Launch
    What's in the Cockpit?
    Gliding Basics
    The Instruction
    Preparation for Flight
    The Flight Exercises
    Lift
    Glider Performance
    Cross Country Flying
    Owning Your Own Glider
    Competitive Flying
    Useful Contacts
    Bibliography
    Index

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