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Australian Gliding Knowledge

Although the title of this book is largely self-explanatory, a few words of further explanation may help to understand its specific purpose.

Most glider-pilot training is practical and “hands-on” in nature. However, there is an amount of theoretical knowledge which is not only desirable, but actually makes the task of learning to fly easier and more pleasurable. The theoretical knowledge is imparted progressively as flying training continues.

The purpose of this book is to provide a reference for the kind of knowledge which you will need as you progress through your flying. It is a supplement to your training, from the basic reasons how a glider is able to fly in the first place to the meteorology which enables it to soar. It also covers items such as air legislation, basic navigation and use of radio. However, the primary training documents that must be used are the Trainer Guides and Pilot Guides.