Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot
List Price: $32.95
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
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.
|The Early Days|
|The Modern Gliding Club|
|How Gliders Work|
|Methods of Launch|
|What's in the Cockpit?|
|Preparation for Flight|
|The Flight Exercises|
|Cross Country Flying|
|Owning Your Own Glider|
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