This glider flight-training manual
provides you with a clear picture of the decision-making skills and
flight maneuvers you must master to become a competent soaring
Learning to fly well is a big job. As with many big jobs, the best
way to accomplish it is to break it down into a series of little
jobs, so that you can concentrate on one job at a time. This book
does that for you. I have organized the book so that each section
treats a specific area of flight training. Within each section, not
only is a big job divided into lots of little jobs, but the little
jobs are presented in progressive order. Structuring each section in
this way provides you with a step-by-step approach to building your
flying skills. It also affords you the opportunity to look ahead and
prepare for your next lesson before you get into the glider.
In each lesson, you learn the objective, why the objective is
important for you to learn, and how your instructor will present the
material to you. Most lessons also list common student errors, so
that you will be forewarned against them... as well as not too
discouraged if you find yourself temporarily frustrated by them.
Finally, each lesson contains a descriptive completion standard, so
that you can measure and record your progress, and take justifiable
pride in your accomplishments.
When I was learning to fly gliders, no book like this was available.
I often wished for one. I hope this book helps you make your dream
of motorless flight come true.