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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Air Sports
  • Language:English
  • Pages:196
  • eBook ISBN:9781623096656

After Solo

by Thomas Knauff

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Overview
After Solo fulfills all post-solo flight training to prepare a student pilot for the FAA Practical test. In addition, advanced soaring techniques are explained, such as an introduction to glider aerobatics and cross country skills. You’ll find this book filled with worthwhile information without dwelling too much on any subject. If a additional information of any subject is needed, there is a bibliography at the end of this book of other texts you will want to add to your library.
Description
After Solo fulfills all post-solo flight training to prepare a student pilot for the FAA Practical test. In addition, advanced soaring techniques are explained, such as an introduction to glider aerobatics and cross country skills. You’ll find this book filled with worthwhile information without dwelling too much on any subject. If a additional information of any subject is needed, there is a bibliography at the end of this book of other texts you will want to add to your library. You will discover soaring to be a satisfying, delightful form of flight. Perhaps the kind of flying you have always dreamed of.
About the author
Thomas Knauff is more than a writer; more than a flight instructor. He is one of the world's best soaring pilots. He is the first person in the United States to fly 750 kilometer, 1000 kilometer and 1250 kilometer triangles and the first person to fly 1000 kilometers in a two-place sailplane in the United States. Tom’s list of records include a world record 1647 kilometer (1023 miles) out and return flight, and the first person to break the 200 kilometer per hour barrier on a 300 kilometer out and return speed run at 201.3 kph. He has also flown a 100 km speed triangle at 186 kph. Tom has set five world soaring records and more than four dozen US national records. He has won five nationals championships including the United States unlimited soaring championship in 1989. He was the Federal Aviation Administration Eastern Region Flight Instructor of the Year in 1996, and inducted into the Soaring Society Hall of Fame in 1998. He is one of the premier flight instructors in the world. His glider flight instructor courses are recognized as the best in the country. He was the first in the USA to offer an organized off-field landing course using a motor glider, and the first to offer a competition pilots course. Tom has written eight books including one of the most successful text books for beginning glider pilots, Glider Basics From First Flight To Solo. This book is in its sixth edition, and sold out of the first edition in less than one year. With his unique soaring ability, and an equally unique desire to share with others his profound knowledge of soaring, Tom has provided student glider pilots with a new text book of basic, and advanced knowledge of the sport of soaring flight. After Solo will make better, and above all, safer pilots. Doris Grove Doris Grove is the first woman to fly 1,000 kilometers in a glider, holds three world records, and is a glider flight instructor.
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