The Joy of Soaring A Training Manual Author:Carle Conway, Gil Parcell The Joy of Soaring: a Training Manual is the latest in a long series of publications by the Soaring Society of America designed to promote not only enjoyment, but proficiency and safety in soaring activities. It supplements the American Soaring Handbook, and the monthly magazine Soaring. It is directed primarily to the student, whether he is new... more » to aviation, or is an experienced power pilot making the transition to soaring flight.
Part I of this manual is devoted to teaching the beginner to fly a glider, and the rated power pilot to learn the differences between gliding and powered flight. Part II tells how to use this new knowledge to master the art of soaring and to experience the joy of real flying.
The text was prepared after a thorough study of instructional methods in use at soaring schools and clubs throughout the United States, and was reviewed by a group of the top soaring pilots and instructors. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative description of training techniques available to the beginner or experienced pilot.« less