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
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.
Second Edition, Softcover, 272 pages.