New edition of Glider Flying Handbook released

Last updated in 2003, the newly revised Glider Flying Handbook is the FAA’s primary technical manual for the required aeronautical knowledge necessary to operate a glider.

It is essential reading for applicants preparing for the exams for private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a glider rating, as well as for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge, according to the publishers.

The handbook includes coverage of aeronautical decision making, components and systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, performance limitations, ground operations, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, emergencies, soaring weather, soaring techniques, and cross-country flight.

In addition, readers will find information on towing, human factors, and the Soaring Safety Foundation (SSF) Safety Advisory 00-1, “Glider Critical Assembly Procedures” in the Appendix, which covers ensuring aircraft airworthiness.

This latest edition is illustrated with full-color drawings and photographs, and includes a glossary and index.

Price: $24.95; ebook is $19.95. Get both for $29.95.

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