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Competing in Gliders

Competing in gliders

A book for everyone! Two international champions father and son transmitting not only the extraordinary wealth of experience they have gained in decades of gliding contests all over the world, but, by making the person central to the discourse, offering us much more than the title of this book might suggest.

As an instruction manual for winning gliding competitions, it is a veritable gold mine for passionate followers of this sport, but the enthralling narrative style, rich in anecdote, will fascinate all those who love flight.

But it is, above all, the analysis of the human qualities universally, necessary to winning, such as curiosity, tenacity , self-knowledge, which make this book of great general interest: the authors, in revealing the secrets of competing in glider, succeeding conveying, however elegantly disguised, their reflections on confronting quite different battles in life.


Table of Contents

Part one: TECHNIQUE

  1. The generations..........16
  2. Centering in ghermals..........20
  3. The traverse..........40
  4. Pace..........74
  5. Analyzing your flights..........131
  6. Flying as an individual or as a team?..........137
  7. How to also be competitive flying a two seater in open class..........143
  8. New forms of competition..........145

Part 2: STRATAGY

  1. Objectives..........156
  2. Strategies as applied to the different moments in competition..........159
  3. Strategies linked to your position in the results..........170

Part 3: TACTICTS

  1. The sport of managers..........180
  2. Tactics in the three key moments for those who want to win..........190
  3. Mental attitude towards landing out in competition..........224
  4. Tactics in A.A.T. (Assigned Area Tasks) - speed tasks..........228

Part 4: HUMAN FACTORS

  1. The man motor..........223
  2. Skills..........236
  3. Personality factors..........241
  4. Mental preparation..........249
  5. Physical preparation..........270
  6. Nutrition..........275
  7. The road to victory..........283

Part 5: ORGANIZATION

  1. The glider and related instrumentation..........308
  2. The ground crew..........313
  3. Equipment..........317
  4. Pre-competion logistics..........323
  5. Final Considerations..........324

Authors: Leo and Ricky Brigliadori

Details: 120+ color pictures, 79 tables / graphs, 283 pages, copywright 2009

Dimensions: 6.42 x 9.25 x 0.83 inches (163x235x21 mm)









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