A Soaring Pilot's Handbook (eBook)

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A complete introduction to the art of soaring

Veteran glider instructor Dick Eckels shares a lifetime of knowledge in this comprehensive new book on mastering glider flying. Richly illustrated and written with an easy-to-understand style, Eckels walks you through the entire process of learning to fly without power.

Covers:

  • Basic aerodynamics
  • Airworthiness requirements
  • Understanding weather and lift
  • Aircraft systems and instruments
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A complete introduction to the art of soaring

Veteran glider instructor Dick Eckels shares a lifetime of knowledge in this comprehensive new book on mastering glider flying. Richly illustrated and written with an easy-to-understand style, Eckels walks you through the entire process of learning to fly without power.

Covers:

  • Basic aerodynamics
  • Airworthiness requirements
  • Understanding weather and lift
  • Aircraft systems and instruments
  • Preflight considerations
  • Airport operations and traffic patterns
  • Aerotow, winch and self-launch procedures
  • Normal and abnormal landings
  • Performance speeds
  • Advanced soaring techniques
  • Navigation and ATC communications
  • Emergency procedures

Approx. 310 pages. Delivered as an eBook in PDF format – compatible with most mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone and Android.

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Excellent source of information all in one place
I used this book for my Commercial Glider check ride. I really appreciate the detail and thoroughness of the book. A lot of information from a lot of different sources all in one easy to use book. It is a must have for your Soaring library.
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Glider rating checklist
This book was a good review of the steps needed to get your glider rating, kinda' like a checklist.
October 26, 2015
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