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ASA Glider Flying Handbook

ASA Glider Flying Handbook

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ASA Glider Flying Handbook

General Description

ASA Glider Flying Handbook Beautifully illustrated full–color technical manual, for applicants preparing for glider category ratings and for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge.

This 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. Flight instructors will find this handbook a valuable training aid, since it includes detailed 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. Illustrated throughout with detailed, full–color drawings and photographs; includes comprehensive glossary and index

Table of Contents

• Chapter 1 … Gliders and Sailplanes
• Chapter 2 … Components and Systems
• Chapter 3 … Aerodynamics of Flight
• Chapter 4 … Flight Instruments
• Chapter 5 … Glider Performance
• Chapter 6 … Preflight and Ground Operations
• Chapter 7 … Launch and Recovery Procedures and Flight Maneuvers
• Chapter 8 … Abnormal and Emergency Procedures
• Chapter 9 … Soaring Weather
• Chapter 10… Soaring Techniques
• Chapter 11… Cross–Country Soaring
• Chapter 12… Towing
• Chapter 13… Human Factors

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ASA Glider Flying Handbook

About ASA

ASA was started as Merrell Aviation Ground School by Creighton Merrell in 1940. The company’s primary goal soon became the training of post–war military pilots returning from active duty to work in the early civilian airlines. Plotters, regulations and training manuals were the first products. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and books added to the ground school training line.

Technical Data

8–1.4″ x 10–3/4″
Page Count
272 Pages
Full Color

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ASA Glider Flying Handbook
ASA Glider Flying Handbook

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Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, and Kelly. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

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