Glider Flying Handbook

Author: Federal Aviation Administration (Faa)
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
ISBN: 9781619541047
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the FAA’s primary technical manual for the required aeronautical knowledge necessary to operate a glider. It is essential reading for applicants preparing for the exams for private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a glider rating, as well as for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge. Flight instructors will find this handbook a valuable training aid, since it includes detailed coverage of aeronautical decision making, components and systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, performance limitations, ground operations, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, emergencies, soaring weather, soaring techniques, and cross-country flight. In addition, readers will find information on towing, human factors, and the Soaring Safety Foundation (SSF) Safety Advisory 00-1, “Glider Critical Assembly Procedures” in the Appendix, which covers ensuring aircraft airworthiness. Illustrated throughout with detailed, full-color drawings and photographs; includes comprehensive glossary and index.

Gliding

Author: Derek Piggott
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713661484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illustrated volume on gliding. It includes a section for the student pilot and information on flying techniques, instruments, conditions and equipment. This edition is updated and contains revised hints for beginners.

GLIDING

Author: Steve Longland
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847974449
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 realise 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.

Airplane Flying Handbook Federal Aviation Administration

Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510712844
Format: PDF
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Ground operations Cockpit management The four fundamentals of flying Integrated flight control Slow flights Stalls Spins Takeoff Ground reference maneuvers Night operations And much more Updated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.

Understanding Gliding

Author: Derek Piggott
Publisher: A & C Black
ISBN: 9780713661477
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the fourth edition of this classic work on the subject, Derek passes on yet more of his comprehensive knowledge of the sport. He presents the basic principles of gliding in a style any pilot can easily understand. For those who would like to impove their glliding performance as pilots, this book comes highly recommended.