Glider Flying Handbook
A valuable training aid for applicants preparing for glider category rating or current glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge
This comprehensive handbook, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, supplies glider pilots with all the information they need for certification in the glider category. An all-in-one technical manual, the Glider Flying Handbook focuses solely on the precise science of glider flight. Inside are hundreds of detailed illustrations and diagrams on:
Components and systems
Launch and recovery procedures
And much more
Complete and authoritative, the FAA’s Glider Flying Handbook makes available to the reader everything from the history of glider flight to the skills needed to fly cross-country. This ultimate resource is the essential tool all student glider pilots need to get certified and all experienced flyers need to stay safe and informed.
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Introduction to Glider Flying
Components and Systems
Aerodynamics of Flight
Preflight and Ground Operations
Luaunch and Recovery Procedures and Flight Maneuvers
Abnormal and Emergency Procedures
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