|Badge Soaring: The ABC
Badges ...Made Easy!
A User-Friendly Guide to Earning Your A, B, and C Soaring Badges
Author: Bob Wander
From Bob Wander's "Gliding ...Made Easy" series
Paperback, many illustrations and black and white photos, 28 pages
Dimensions: 8.31 x 11.0 inches
(211 x 280 mm)
Table of Contents
About the Author
How To Use This Book
The Badge Program is soaring's oldest, and finest, motivational tool.
It's a great idea - you do the right thing, become a better pilot for
it, and receive recognition from your peers, all in one program. You
even get the jewel pins, free of charge! All you have to do is be a
member of the SSA, and follow the steps of the program under the
supervision of an SSA-designated glider flight instructor.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it is interesting to
note that many features of the very popular and successful FAA Wings
Recurrent Training Program appear to have been borrowed from our Badge
Program for soaring pilots.
In any event, the guy in the movies who said "Badges? Badges? We don't
need no stinking badges!!" was wrong - way wrong. We do need the badges.
The Badge Program lays out a progressive sequence of training milestones
for us to achieve (and to celebrate!). Because the program is
progressive in nature, you can continue to participate in the program
(and continue to improve your skills) for ten, twenty, even thirty years
or more. Alexander the Great wept when he realized he had run out of new
worlds to conquer. But you won't run out of new worlds to conquer. When
you participate in the Badge Program, there is always another soaring
achievement just over the horizon.
A program as worthwhile as the Badge Program should be easily accessed
by all soaring pilots. This book makes the A, B, and C badges more
accessible than ever before. Badge Soaring: The A, B, & C Badges . . .
Made Easy! identifies the requirements of each badge. The purpose and
the intent of each badge are described in plain language. Loads of tips
and advice help you to understand and master every task required of you.
There is even a check box ( ) for you to use, to check off ( ) each
accomplishment as you advance through the program. When you have
finished the program, your glider flight instructor will review your
accomplishments and award your new badge to you. Wear it proudly,
because you join an increasingly select group of pilots each time you
achieve a new badge.
Other badge-flying books in the Gliding . . . Made Easy! series include
Badge Soaring: The Bronze Badge . . . Made Easy!
Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge . . . Made Easy!