New Soaring Pilot - Used
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

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.

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New Soaring Pilot - Used

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