Soaring a Glider
Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth
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Table of Contents
Chapter 2: What is a glider?
Chapter 3: Getting a glider license
Chapter 4: Taking the written test
Chapter 5: Taking the flight test
Chapter 6: Operating the spoilers to control the glide
Chapter 7: The yaw string
Chapter 8: Glider achievement pins
Chapter 9: Mechanical and digital barographs
Chapter 10: Off-airport landings
Chapter 11: The danger of "Glass Cockpits"
Chapter 12: Soaring: At the mercy of lift
Chapter 13: Wave flight
Chapter 14: Landing in high winds
Chapter 15: Taking a stranger for a flight
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Chapter 17: About the Author
This is an essay about piloting a glider, called "soaring" by those who do it. It discusses training experiences and glider flights including one in a mountain wave condition where winds flow over a mountain creating a wave that can keep a glider aloft for long periods of time.
The concepts provided herein are not official and are simply observations based on the author's memory of having earned a glider license and flying gliders in the past. Current information is undoubtedly different, but this essay present's the author's memory of his experiences flying gliders.