The Art of Thermaling

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Wander.


Wander. The fundamentals of thermaling are not particularly complicated or even very difficult. But thermaling sometimes seems difficult or complicated because we haven't studied thermaling in a systematic way.

This book makes thermals easy to understand and to exploit. When you are done with this book, you will know where and how to search for thermals, how thermals are structured, what thermal streets are, and how to search out and center the best lift in thermals. You will know when it is time to leave a thermal and find another. You will have the mental tools you need to systematically search out and use the best lift. You will know how to keep your glider in the air for as long as there are thermals to support you. And with your new skills, you will be ready to enter the worlds of cross country flying, Badge flying, or competitive flying.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Soaring, Speculation,& Decision-Making
Flying Round Circles
Thermal Structure
How To Search For Thermals
Entering & Centering Thermals
Leaving Thermals
Thermal Streets
Minimum Sink Airspeed
Speed-To-Fly
Thermal Weather
Atmospheric Instability
Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate
Thermal Index
Temperature-Dewpoint Convergence Rate
Formula For Calculating Cloudbase
Cloudbase Table
For Further Reading
Audio Variometry
The Soaring Society of America (SSA)


Wander. The fundamentals of thermaling are not particularly complicated or even very difficult. But thermaling sometimes seems difficult or complicated because we haven't studied thermaling in a systematic way.

This book makes thermals easy to understand and to exploit. When you are done with this book, you will know where and how to search for thermals, how thermals are structured, what thermal streets are, and how to search out and center the best lift in thermals. You will know when it is time to leave a thermal and find another. You will have the mental tools you need to systematically search out and use the best lift. You will know how to keep your glider in the air for as long as there are thermals to support you. And with your new skills, you will be ready to enter the worlds of cross country flying, Badge flying, or competitive flying.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Soaring, Speculation,& Decision-Making
Flying Round Circles
Thermal Structure
How To Search For Thermals
Entering & Centering Thermals
Leaving Thermals
Thermal Streets
Minimum Sink Airspeed
Speed-To-Fly
Thermal Weather
Atmospheric Instability
Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate
Thermal Index
Temperature-Dewpoint Convergence Rate
Formula For Calculating Cloudbase
Cloudbase Table
For Further Reading
Audio Variometry
The Soaring Society of America (SSA)

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