Soaring Beyond the Basics
Author: Dale Masters
Paperback, many black & white photos and illustrations
3rd Edition: Copyright 2010, 219 pages
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.3 x 0.71 inches (135 x 210 x 18 mm)
New in the 3rd Edition
Below is a list of the changes in the 3rd edition. If you already
have the 2nd edition, there is no need to upgrade to the 3rd edition.
- Minor editorial corrections
- Minor name change to one of the chapters
- Back cover changed
New in the 2nd edition (also included in the
- The main change for the second edition
is the addition of 2 sections in the appendix under the heading: "Common
Errors". The first section is entitled "Errors of Commission".
The second section is entitled: "Errors of Omission (failure to...)".
I already liked this book because it has many insights that I had not
come across before, but these 2 new sections alone are well worth the
price of the book. They are fantastic!
- Additional material in many chapters
- More illustrations
- Existing illustrations improved
In Soaring Beyond the Basics Dale Masters celebrates the sky, discussing
multitudes of topics simply for the joy of it. Learn hard lessons
the easy way, with cautions and inspiration distilled from 11,000 hours
soaring in the backseat. The books is filled with varied information
that other instructors don't get to.
About the Author
I took my only sailplane ride in the autumn of 1974. That first climb
in a thermal was so convincing, my second flight was a first lesson, and
every flight since then has been one lesson after another.
After sixteen seasons soaring out of Stowe,
Vermont, a quest for the finest year-round soaring in America drew me west
and south. About 12,000 hours have accumulated, most of that while
instructing in the high desert and big mountains of California.
So much to learn! So few seasons!