This is a book for anyone who has ever dreamed of riding the air currents, soundlessly, with breathtaking vistas stretching out to the horizon. Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot guides you through the first steps in realizing the dream. Written by an experienced instructor, it includes a history of the sport, from early experiments to postwar sport gliders; an introduction to gliding clubs, getting started, and what to expect; an explanation of the mechanics of glider flying, including controls and instruments; sections on learning each stage of flight, safety, and weather; ideas for post-solo progress, including cross-country and competitive flying; and an abundance of photos and drawings. Steven Longland has been a gliding instructor and examiner for nearly 30 years; he has flown over 4,500 hours, including competition, cross-country, and mountain flying.
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Steve Longland is a regional examiner for the British Gliding Association and a member of the BGA's Instructor's Committee. He has been instructing since 1974, flown over 4,500 hours in gliders, completed 8600 launches and landings and has flown over 63,000km cross country. He has a Gold C badge with all three diamonds.Review:
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
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Descripción Crowood Press, 2001. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st Edition. New PB 176 pp. with index. Illustrated with diagrams and B&W photos plus 6 additional pages of colour photos. First steps to proficiency as a pilot. Nº de ref. de la librería GLIDING
Descripción Crowood Press. Estado de conservación: New. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Nº de ref. de la librería 1861264143
Descripción Crowood Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1861264143