As the official manual of the world famous British Gliding Association, this book is compulsory reading for all pilots and instructors. Highly illustrated and designed to be user-friendly, it guides the user through a comprehensive range of key subjects. 'Must-have' information is highlighted which, together with the less critical material, provides an authoritative and cutting-edge resource which can be studied or dipped into as required. Making complex topics comprehensible and including 400 illustrations to enhance the explanatory material, this is the manual of gliding.
The Soaring Pilot's Manual advances the reader from elementary flying to confident soaring by clearly and precisely explaining the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques. Explanatory diagrams illustrate the text throughout, making a complicated subject simple to understand. Having covered the first steps, the book progresses to cross-country flying and the final section contains exercises that will be found useful for any glider pilot wishing to improve his ability and qualifications. The latest technology, such as GPS navigation and instrument systems is covered. Well illustrated with over 300 black & white line drawings.