New Soaring Pilot
Authors: Ann and Lorne Welch and Frank Irving
This book is no longer in print. At right
are links to used copies.
Hard Cover, about 412 pages
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.63 inches (140 x 221 x 31 mm), Copyright: (1st
Edition) 1968, (2nd Ed.) 1970 and (3rd Ed.) 1977
Inside Front Cover
Table of Contents 1
Table of Contents 2
Inside Back Cover
The name seems to imply that it was written for new glider pilots (just
learning to fly), but it is actually a more advanced book for pilots
that have moved beyond the initial training stage and are now interested
in more technical subjects such as cross-country soaring. It was
an expanded edition of a previous book called "The Soaring Pilot" which
was copyrighted in 1955, 1957 and 1960. Therefore the word "New"
indicates that it is a very revised edition and the word "Soaring" hints
that it is about cross-country soaring rather than learning to fly a
glider. It is a very complete and technical book about soaring.
The cover notes and table of contents give a good indication of the
topics covered. I don't recall any other soaring books that cover
"Parachutes and other Survival Matters" or the exact specifications for
a Braunschweig total energy probe. Also covered are glider design
considerations - interesting even if you are not designing a glider.