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Title:
Gliding, a handbook on soaring flight
Author:
Piggott, Derek.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble, [1986]

©1986
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1976.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780389207481
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Gliding is a highly illustrated volume containing everything the glider pilot needs to know about soaring, including a section for the student pilot and information on flying techniques, instruments, conditions and equipment. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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Booklist Review

Written by one of the world's foremost experts, this book, now in its fifth edition, features information on the history and art of gliding the sport in which planes without motors soar through air currents. Piggott details the anatomy of gliders, how to avoid their common problems, how to navigate them, how to locate the best currents, and much more. Both beginning and experienced fliers will appreciate the tips on techniques as well as Piggott's summary of cross-country touring. A solid factual overview of the sport, and an excellent complement to professional training. (The price may be a bit steep for many libraries, however.) Index. MES. 629.132523 Gliding and soaring / Gliding Manuals [OCLC] 86-20052