|Badge Soaring: The
Bronze Badge ...Made Easy!
A User-Friendly Guide to Earning Your Bronze Soaring Badge
Author: Bob Wander
From Bob Wander's "Gliding ...Made Easy" series
Paperback, many illustrations and black and white photos, 47 pages
Dimensions: 8.31 x 11.0 inches
(211 x 280 mm)
Table of Contents
About the Author
Everything you need to know to earn your
Bronze Soaring Badge. Includes comprehensive, 101-question practice
examination to prepare you for the Bronze Badge Written Examination.
Unique checklist makes record-keeping a snap. Nothing else like it in
The Badge Program is soaring's oldest and
finest motivational tool. It's a great idea: You do the right thing,
become a better pilot for it, and receive recognition from your peers,
all in one program. You even get the jewel pins, free of charge! All you
have to do is be a member of the SSA, and follow the steps of the
program under the supervision of an SSA-designated glider flight
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it is interesting to
note that many features of the very popular and successful FAA Wings
Recurrent Training Program appear to have been borrowed from our Badge
Program for soaring pilots.
In any event, the guy in the movies who said "Badges? Badges? We don't
need no stinking badges!!" was wrong - way wrong. We do need the badges.
The Badge Program lays out a progressive sequence of training milestones
for us to achieve (and to celebrate!). Because the program is
progressive in nature, you can continue to participate in the program
(and continue to improve your skills) for ten, twenty, even thirty years
or more. Alexander the Great wept when he realized he had run out of new
worlds to conquer. But you won't run out of new worlds to conquer. When
you participate in the Badge Program, there is always another soaring
achievement just over the horizon.
A program as worthwhile as the Badge Program should be easily accessed
by all soaring pilots. This book makes the Bronze Badge more accessible
than ever before. Badge Soaring: The Bronze Badge . . . Made Easy! tells
you the purpose and the intent of each Bronze Badge requirement. Loads
of tips and advice help you to understand and master every task required
of you. There is even a check box ( ) for you to use, to check off ( )
each accomplishment as you advance through the program. When you have
finished the program, your glider flight instructor will review your
accomplishments and award your new badge to you. Wear it proudly. You
join an increasingly select group of pilots each time you achieve a new
Other badge-flying books in the Gliding . . . Made Easy! series include
Badge Soaring: The A B C Badges . . . Made Easy!
Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge . . . Made Easy!