Glider Flying Handbook
Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration 2003
Number of pages: 238
For certified glider pilots and students preparing for certification in the glider category, this book—prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration—is a resource without equal. 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.
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