Weather - FAA Glider Pilots Handbook Brilliant

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Weather - FAA Glider Pilots Handbook Brilliant

Postby MILO » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:26 pm

I downloaded this PDF file from the US FAA website (to Kindle but it can go straight to computer) and have just fininshed reading it. (^^) Awesome.

As gliders are generally not powered there is a lot of very detailed commentary on efficient flight, weather topics and how to deal with various conditions.

Considering the glider pilots use thermals, ridge soaring (serious updrafts :shock: & downdrafts) as well as looking for wave lenticular clouds :shock: :shock: and their associated rotors and turbulance - commentary on these phenomena is very detailed.

Its free and well worth a read. (I battled with some of their termonology and the imperial inches and farenheit etc)
Highly recommended reading in my opinion.

Enjoy.
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Re: Weather - FAA Glider Pilots Handbook Brilliant

Postby John.com » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:49 am

MILO wrote:I downloaded this PDF file from the US FAA website (to Kindle but it can go straight to computer) and have just fininshed reading it. (^^) Awesome.

As gliders are generally not powered there is a lot of very detailed commentary on efficient flight, weather topics and how to deal with various conditions.

Considering the glider pilots use thermals, ridge soaring (serious updrafts :shock: & downdrafts) as well as looking for wave lenticular clouds :shock: :shock: and their associated rotors and turbulance - commentary on these phenomena is very detailed.

Its free and well worth a read. (I battled with some of their termonology and the imperial inches and farenheit etc)
Highly recommended reading in my opinion.

Enjoy.
Excellent reference, thank you!

Here is the Kindle version (paid for): http://www.amazon.com/Glider-Flying-Han ... in_title_0

Here is the FAA version (free, downloadable as pdf): http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies ... 083-13.pdf

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Re: Weather - FAA Glider Pilots Handbook Brilliant

Postby mohsin123 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:52 pm

I downloaded this PDF file from the US FAA website (to Kindle but it can go straight to computer) and have just fininshed reading it. (^^) Awesome.
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