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Sky Full of Heat
By: Sebastian Kawa
Translated By: Nicholas Rattenbury

General Description

Sky Full of Heat Nine time World Champion and his secrets of success: passion, knowledge and experience. The most extreme side of the extreme sports.

Sebastian talks about sailing and flying, his first flights and first competitions, wins and loses, gliders and avionics, safety and taking necessary risk.

How to plan cross country flights, how to use thermals, where to look for them, how to win competitions and other tips from the world’s best.

“MUST–HAVE book for every pilot.” – John Roake –Gliding International

“Generations of future World Champions will be brought up on this book”

Table of contents

I. My wings

• Chapter 1… My great grand–fathers meadow
• Chapter 2… Sailing
• Chapter 3… Daedalus
• Chapter 4… Haley
• Chapter 5… Clouds
• Chapter 6… Why are you still alive
• Chapter 7… A war of nerves
• Chapter 8… Winners
• Chapter 9… “My way”
• Chapter 10… Training eagles
• Chapter 11… Take–off
• Chapter 12… On a roll
• Chapter 13… A stolen title
• Chapter 14… The alps
• Chapter 15… Swamp
• Chapter 16… Click
• Chapter 17… The golden PW–5
• Chapter 18… Princess Diana
• Chapter 19… Can Kawabata be beaten
• Chapter 20… Doing the numbers
• Chapter 21… Final glide

II. Ars volandi

• Chapter 1… The art of flying
• Chapter 2… Thermal flights
• Chapter 3… Standard Thermals
• Chapter 4… Blue days
• Chapter 5… Lift triggers
• Chapter 6… The influence of wind on the thermal conditions
• Chapter 7… Wind in the mountains
• Chapter 8… Ridge flying
• Chapter 9… Wave
• Chapter 10… Searching for lift – variometers
• Chapter 11… Observing clouds
• Chapter 12… Birds
• Chapter 13… Dust devils
• Chapter 14… Using thermal lift
• Chapter 15… Runs
• Chapter 16… Final glide
• Chapter 17… Flying in parts
• Chapter 18… A few lessons from sailing

About Sebastian Kawa

Sebastian Kawa (born Nov. 15, 1972) – the most decorated glider pilot of all time. Eight time world champion, twice vice world champion, and three time European champion in the years 1999 to 2012. Frequently ranked world number one. A world record breaker. The majority of his victories were won flying Polish gliders: the PW–5 Smyk, the SZD–48–3M Brawo, and the SZD–56–2 Diana. An active member of the Zar Mountain Gliding School and the Bielsko-Biala Aeroclub. Author of numerous press and internet articles about gliding. Decorated twice with the Cross of Merit, as well as the Tanski Medal. In his youth he chalked up a string of victories in sailing. By profession a medical doctor. Married to Anna, with two daughters Ola and Marta.

Technical Data

 
Author
Sebastian Kawa
Dimensions
7″ x 10″ x 0.8″
Page Count
346 Pages

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