Cross Country Manual for Glider Pilots (Carswell)

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Prepared under the general editorship of Bob Wander, Carswell’s 40 years experience teaching soaring safety and performance soaring on both sides of the Atlantic are distilled into this excellent cross country training program. Explains all the demands of cross country soaring and provides a thorough training program to prepare you to meet those demands. Complete with training methods and completion standards, this is an essential book for all pilots who aspire to fly cross country safely, eff...

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Prepared under the general editorship of Bob Wander, Carswell’s 40 years experience teaching soaring safety and performance soaring on both sides of the Atlantic are distilled into this excellent cross country training program. Explains all the demands of cross country soaring and provides a thorough training program to prepare you to meet those demands. Complete with training methods and completion standards, this is an essential book for all pilots who aspire to fly cross country safely, efficiently, and without fear. Approx. 80 pages, paperback.

Contents

Part 1. Getting Yourself Ready.
Pilot Health & Safety.
Skill & Experience Prerequisites.
A,B,C Badge Requirements.
Bronze Badge Requirements.
Thermal Acquisition & Centering. Thermal Soaring Protocol.

Part 2. Acquiring & Practicing Cross Country Skills
Speed-To-Fly Decision-Making.
Accuracy Landing Techniques.
Off-Field Planning & Landing Techniques.

Part 3. Getting Your Equipment Ready
The Flight Instruments.
Equipment Requirements.

Part 4. Planning Your Flights
Weather Planning.
Airspace Considerations.
Navigation & Chart Reading.
Route Planning.
Part 5. Flying Your Flights
Cross Country Techniques.

Appendices
Bibliography & Web Resources.
Using The E6B As A Final Glide Computer.
Use of Parachutes.
Checklist of Personal & Glider Equipment.
Guide to the FAI Sporting Code.
FAI Badges & Standards.
About the SSA.
Soaring Awards Application Form.
The SSA.
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