Gliding Books

The Handbook of Glider Aerobatics

This extreme fringe of the sport is becoming increasingly popular as more and more glider pilots seek a greater challenge from their flying. This excellent book is designed to complement aerobatics instruction and is certainly not intended to replace it. However, when you realise that glider aerobatics practice in the UK costs 360/hour, a book that helps you learn faster is a great investment! Glider aerobatics is what you want it to be. You may only want to fly the occasional loop. However, good training (like this book) will make progress so natural you will suddenly realise that you can now fly aerobatics that you had once considered far beyond your ability. Glider aerobatics is an empowering experience, and buying this book is the start of your adventure. No glider pilot should be without it. .

Understanding Gliding

In the fourth edition of this classic work on the subject, Derek passes on yet more of his comprehensive knowledge of the sport. He presents the basic principles of gliding in a style any pilot can easily understand. For those who would like to impove their glliding performance as pilots, this book comes highly recommended.

About the Author
Derek Piggott MBE spent 30 years as the Chief Instructor at the Lasham Gliding Centre, and has, over the years, introduced thousands of people to the joys of silent flight. He continues as a keen instructor and an active competitor in gliding competitions.

"The Soaring Pilot's Manual"

advances the reader from elementary flying to confident soaring by clearly and precisely explaining the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques. Explanatory diagrams illustrate the text throughout, making a complicated subject simple to understand. Having covered the first steps, the book progresses to cross-country flying and the final section contains exercises that will be found useful for any glider pilot wishing to improve his ability and qualifications. The latest technology, such as GPS navigation and instrument systems is covered.

Beginning gliding

This manual is intended for budding and improving glider pilots and as a resource for gliding instructors. It views the whole process from the perspective of a beginner tackling all the difficulties and concerns experienced by them head on, including the fundamentals of gliding, how to learn them and how they should be taught. It includes a new chapter on soaring.

About the Author
Derek Piggott MBE spent 30 years as the Chief Instructor at the Lasham Gliding Centre, and has, over the years, introduced thousands of people to the joys of silent flight. He continues as a keen instructor and an active competitor in gliding competitions.

  
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