Soaring Pilot's Manual
Following on from the great success of 'The Glider Pilot's Manual', Ken Stewart has now written this sequel which advances the reader from elementary flying to becoming a confident soaring pilot.
'The Soaring Pilot's Manual' describes the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques, all explained with the same clarity and precision as in his first book 'The Glider Pilot's Manual'. Clear diagrams ilustrate the text throughout and make complicated facts seem 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 by any glider pilot wishing to improve his ability and qualifications.
The latest technology used in soaring, such as GPS navigation and instrument systems, is included.
It is, unusually for a textbook, a damned good read punctuated with real life anecdotes and a sense of humour. Above all Ken constantly reminds us that gliding is, and should always remain, fun. - FLYER