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Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot (Paperback)

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Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of riding the air currents with the view stretching to the horizon, and with barely a sound to disturb the moment. Written by an experienced instructor, this book guides you through the first steps to realizing that dream, and goes on to explore the many opportunities offered by this compelling and existing sport. Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. The book guides you through how to realize that dream and goes on to explore the many opportunities this compelling and beautiful sport offers. Topics covered include: a history of the sport; an introduction to gliding clubs, getting started and what to expect; an insight into how gliders fly and detailed instruction on how to fly them; sections on launching, the cockpit, safety, and weather forecasts; and finally ideas for cross-country and competitive flying and tips for owning a glider.

About the Author


Steve Longland's 30-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 5,000 hours in gliders and flown approximately 90,000km cross-country.

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Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of riding the air currents with the view stretching to the horizon, and with barely a sound to disturb the moment. Written by an experienced instructor, this book guides you through the first steps to realising that dream, and goes on to explore the many opportunities offered by this compelling and exciting sport.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, safety and weather
  • Ideas for post-solo progress, including cross-country and competitive flying.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781847973931
ISBN-10: 1847973930
Publisher: Crowood Press
Publication Date: August 27th, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English