The books or resources listed here are currently in print. Many of them are updated or revised periodicly. It is important that you obtain current editions, specifically the FAA publications, on which the questions or tasks of the FAA knowledge or practical tests are based.
These publications are available both in print form and electronically via the World Wide Web. As Pilot In Command, you are required to understand and comply with all the rules, regulations and procedures applicable to every flight you make.
Using the resources on this page can help you meet your obligation. Bibliography of Glider Training Books and Resources The books or resources listed here are currently in print. The specific Federal Aviation Regulations regarding minimum training requirements depend on whether the already certificated pilot is adding the glider rating in the Private or Commercial category.
Training William Fuchs Vol 3. Ground Launch William Fuchs Vol 4.
Airplane Tow Tom Page Vol 5. Meteorology Harner Selvedge Vol 6. Ivans, Jr. Vol 7. You might find these handbooks separately or the bound edition in the used book market. They are still a valuable training reference for flight instructors and students. Students should obtain copies of these documents when training begins. If your club or school doesn't have one already, consider bringing in one of these and discussing with your flight instructor how to use this important resource. Pilot Specific Publications Students.
General Publications Launch methods. Wings Level. Take-up slack. Begin Launch.Glider licenses are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration FAA and in that regard is similar to that issued to power pilots or balloon pilots. The FAA maintains a list of frequently asked questions for new pilots and requirements for pilot licensing are included in Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. The basic requirements are as follows:.
Generally, 30 to 40 flights with a CFIG are required to solo. This is roughly equivalent to hours of flight time and is dependent upon the progress of the student. Commercial Pilots-Glider Commercial Pilots-Glider must be at least years of age, pass a written FAA examination, hold a Private Pilot license with 25 hours of flight time in gliders and glider flights as pilot-in-command, or a total of hours of flight time in heavier-than-air aircraft including 20 glider flights as pilot-in-command, 3 hours or ten flights training in a glider, and five solo flights in a glider and pass a flight test.
Certified Flight Instructors-Glider Certified Flight Instructors-Glider must hold a commercial rating, pass a written and flight test and have an endorsement from a qualified instructor of aeronautical knowledge and flight of proficiency. Additional Pilot Rating Holders of a valid FAA Power plane license with 40 hours as pilot-in-command need a minimum of 10 solo flights to qualify to take the glider flight test.
No written exam is required to add a glider rating to a power license. In all cases, refer to the Federal Aviation Regulations for details on pilot licensing.
Private Pilot-Glider After solo, student pilots may qualify as a Private Pilot-Glider provided they: Are at least 16 years of age; and Have logged at least 10 hours of flight time in a glider and that flight time must include at least 20 total glider flights, and Have 2 hours of solo flight time in a glider, and Have passed the FAA written examination; and Have passed the flight exam with a FAA Examiner.
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Straight forward, complete and well written. Very helpful and useful -- information is invaluable-- if you are preparing for a private or commercial glider rating this is invaluable as a resource. This was an excellent guide to prepare me for the written exam and the flight checksFor years, glider pilots from all over the world have traveled to Minden, Nevada to experience some of the most outstanding soaring conditions available.
Climb rates exceeding 1, feet per minute are often experienced in both thermal and wave lift. Whether in your own glider, or in one of our well equipped rentals, the time spent at SoaringNV will almost certainly be among the highlights of your soaring career.
The outstanding soaring conditions here can also be quite challenging. In order to safely fly in this environment many licensed pilots require some extra training, especially if they are low-time or not current. For the safety of our customers and our equipment, SoaringNV has certain requirements that must be met before a pilot is allowed to receive tows, rent a glider, fly in wave, or fly cross-country in a SoaringNV glider.
This is to insure that all glider pilots are aware of the policies, procedures, traffic, and unique weather conditions associated with this soaring site.
While not required, it is highly recommended that pilots visiting the Minden-Tahoe airport for the first time with their own gliders take an orientation flight with a SoaringNV instructor. Before the checkout, you should become familiar with the flight manual for the glider in which you will be checking out, and perform weight and balance calculations.
The flight manuals, weight and balance and checkout requirement information are available here. For single-seat gliders, checkout flights will be taken in a two-place glider of similar performance and flight handling characteristics. If it has been more than 6 months since you rented a SoaringNV glider, you may be required to repeat the glider checkout.
Flying in conditions conducive to the formation of mountain wave present extra challenges to a glider pilot. Before flying SoaringNV equipment in wave, you must receive a Wave Checkout from a SoaringNV instructor, consisting of both ground and flight training. It is recommended that pilots flying their own gliders also get a Wave Checkout if they are not familiar, or have not flown in wave conditions. It is vital that all gliders flying in the wave windows strictly follow the procedures defined in this Letter of Agreement.
Therefore, before flying in the wave window, pilots must successfully complete a Wave Window Checkout with a SoaringNV instructor, consisting of ground training and a written test. The Minden area provides access to some of the best cross-country soaring conditions in the world. At SoaringNV we are happy to rent out our gliders so that pilots can fly cross-country for fun or to achieve their FAI badges.
However, due to the increased risk associated with this type of flying, we require a higher level of experience, skill, knowledge, judgment, and preparation from pilots who plan to fly our gliders cross-country.The Caesar Creek Soaring Club owns seven sailplanes and three tow planes. As a member you have access to these ships, each of which has specific criteria you must meet in order to fly them from our field. Flights are typically limited to one hour in length, but two hours can be requested and given at the discretion of the days Crew Chief.X-Plane 11: Soaring With The ASK21 Glider
CCSC is proud to own two of these solid, all fiberglass, two place training ships. They are also used by members for general flying and sometimes in local CCSC sponsored sailplane contests.
This mountain range and Gliderport have produced some of the longest recorded flights in the United States, a few of which members of CCSC hold. You can read more about the Schleicher ASK here. This is our club single place fiberglass ship.
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It joined our fleet in This Grob has very positive flying characteristics and also gives our CCSC members the taste of what it would be like to own a single place glider. In order to fly this ship you must have your private glider rating and an Instructor checkout. Grob Twin Astir Own — 1. This two place training glider was the first club owned fiberglass ship.
It has served us well and is used for advanced student training and general member flying around the field. You can read more about the Grob Twin Astir here.
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Here is the Grob Flight Manual for our particular Grob Most students start out training in this rugged glider. The CCSC has a long history with this ship and at one time was even the local dealer. You can read more about the Schweizer here. The PA Pawnee is one of the most popular tow planes in the world.
With all this going for it, it can aero-tow almost any sailplane, some weighing up to lbs. You can read more about the Pawnee PA here. Skip to content ccsc soarccsc. Grob Twin Astir Own — 1 This two place training glider was the first club owned fiberglass ship.Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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