The Soaring Pilot's Manual advances the reader from elementary flying to confident soaring by clearly and precisely explaining the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques. Explanatory diagrams illustrate the text throughout, making a complicated subject 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 for any glider pilot wishing to improve his ability and qualifications. The latest technology, such as GPS navigation and instrument systems is covered. Well illustrated with over 300 black & white line drawings.
This is a detailed flying training manual for glider pilots. All aspects of training for the Glider Pilot's Licence are covered in detail. It is a complete manual for the beginner leading him/her through the flying training, giving enough technical information for the various Principles of Flight examinations which need to be passed, and introducing basic soaring.
A resource guide developed by the National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE) to help identify and obtain aviation oriented educational materials. The first section of the guide lists each NCAE member organization, the organization representative, address, telephone number, and a brief description of the organization. The second section provides detailed information about the resources that are available through each specific organization -- scholarships, publications, videos, fly-in conventions, seminars and workshops, youth services, and much more.
Aeronautics and Space Flight Collections serves as a narrative survey of important sources and library holdings concerning Aerospace History in the United States with reference to other countries. It brings to life the human fascination with flight.
This book is concerned with the sport of soaring, mainly with the mathematical basis of sailplane design and operation. It does not tell the beginner how to fly, but it will give an experienced pilot some background, with historical notes showing how ideas have evolved and could develop in the future. Some of the material is taken from OSTIV (Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale de Vol a Viole) publications and from Technical Soaring, neither of which is readily available to the general public, including papers by the author and others. Extensive references are provided in each chapter. Contents:The Sailplane in Still Air:Units, and Some Basic IdeasWings and WingletsThe Drag of a SailplaneThe Equations of MotionInstruments for Soaring Flight:Instruments for Soaring FlightOther InstrumentsThe Sailplane in the Atmosphere:The Sailplane in the AtmosphereFlying in Thermals: The Classical AnalysisSome Ideas on the Practice of Cross-Country FlyingMore Advanced Ideas on Cross-Country FlyingOptimisations in GeneralThe Effects of WindThe Effect of Centre of Gravity PositionA Brief Note on Computers, Flight Data Recorders, GPS, etc. Readership: Soaring pilots, general readers and applied mathematicians.
This book—prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration—is a resource without equal for glider pilots. Covering components and systems, flight instruments, performance limitations, preflight and ground operations, launch and recovery procedures, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, soaring weather, radio navigation, and much more, it lays out in authoritative detail the science, mechanics, and regulations that every pilot needs to know. Plus, it contains a glossary of essential terms and crystal-clear color illustrations. No one should learn to fly, or fly a glider, without this information close at hand.