Veteran glider instructor and Designated Pilot Examiner Dick Eckels shares a lifetime of knowledge in “A Soaring Pilot’s Handbook,” now available from Sporty’s.
Eckels said he decided to write this book when he found far too many students were lacking essential knowledge for the practical test. Many students learn to fly gliders in a club environment, which has some advantages. However, the instruction often lacks continuity since the student may float between multiple club instructors. A Soaring Pilot’s Handbook can help to fill in the gaps and provide continuity as a learning resource, he noted.