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Gliding and Motorless Flight
Cloud Dancing : Your Introduction to Gliding and Motorless Flight
Robert F. Whelan
Cloud Dancing is a primer for the lay person who is interested in pursuing a highly individual sport that is both exhilarating and easy to learn. Cloud Dancing provides the ultimate in personal freedom -- soaring. Robert Whelan is an aerospace engineer and veteran glider enthusiast who provides a personal, experienced insight into what a budding glider pilot can expect during initial flights, while working toward FAA licensure, when engaging in soaring competitions, and from the soaring community as a whole. Midwest Book Review 
Paperback
Rainbow Books, Inc.; ISBN: 1568250258
 
Soaring and Gliding: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Area (MI) (Images of Aviation)
Soaring and Gliding: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Area (MI) (Images of Aviation)
by Jeffery P. Sandman, Peter R. Sandman
Paperback from Arcadia Publishing
-06-28
 
Joy of Soaring: A Training Manual
Joy of Soaring: A Training Manual
by Carle Conway
Hardcover from Soaring Society of America, Inc.
 
Understanding Gliding: The Principles of Soaring Flight (Flying and Gliding)
Understanding Gliding: The Principles of Soaring Flight (Flying and Gliding)
by Derek Piggott
Paperback from A & C Black
 
The Paths of Soaring Flight
The Paths of Soaring Flight
by F. G. Irving
Hardcover from World Scientific Publishing Company
 
Beginning Gliding
by Derek Piggott
Derek Piggot is one of the most knowledgeable and authoritative writers on the subject, and has devoted his life to teaching the art of motorless flight. Db.
Paperback - 208 pages 2 edition
A&C Black; ISBN: 0713642858

The British Gliding Association Manual of Gliding 
by British Gliding Association (Editor)
A&C Black
Paperback - 320 pages (January 2002

Complete Idiot's Guide to Flying and Gliding
by Bill Lane, Azriela Jaffe, Brian Mac Moyer (Illustrator), Martha King
Paperback - 400 pages 1 edition (March 20, )
Alpha Books; ISBN: 0028638859

Cross Country Soaring
Helmut Reichman
This is probably the most important book one will find on the serious glider pilot's bookshelf.
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Gliding: The British Gliding Association Manual
(Hardcover)

Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot
by Steven Longland
(Hardcover)

Gliding Safety
by Derek Piggott
Paperback - 208 pages 2nd edition
Knauff & Grove; ISBN: 0713648538
Out of Print

The Gliding Flight : 20 Excellent Fold and Fly Paper Airplanes
by John M. Collins
(Paperback - October 1989)

The Handbook of Glider Aerobatics
by P. Mallinson, Mike Woollard
Hardcover from Airlife Pub Ltd

Hang Gliding Training Manual : Learning Hang Gliding Skills for Beginner to Intermediate Pilots
by Dennis Pagen
Listed under Hang Gliding
 

I Learned To Fly For Hitler
by Joe Volmar
A boy of 14 returns to 1941 Germany from a life in America and joins the Hitler Youth.
Paperback - 249 pages (July 8, )
Kron Publications; ISBN: 0967138906 
 
The Paths of Soaring Flight
The Paths of Soaring Flight
Frank Irving 
Hardcover
Imperial College Pr; ISBN: 1860940552
 
Self-Launch: Retractable Engine Sailplanes
by Peter A. Williams, Donald D. Engen
Paperback from For the Birds

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Stick and Rudder
Stick and Rudder
by Wolfgang Langewiesche
Hardcover 70 edition (1990)
Tab Books; ISBN: 0070362408
 
Soaring (First Book)
by Phyllis Jean Perry
Reading level: Ages 9-12
School & Library Binding - 64 pages (April )
Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531202585

Understanding Gliding : The Principles of Soaring Flight
Derek Piggott
Paperback 
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Understanding Flying Weather
by Derek Piggott
Understanding Flying Weather is Derek Piggott's introduction to meteorology for glider and light aeroplane pilots. In simple and accessible terms it explains how atmospheric phenomena can be used to improve flying performance and to make flying both economical and enjoyable. Taking into account advances in satellite and computer technology, the book describes pressure patterns, cloud formation and how soaring conditions can be used to advantage, as well as detailing the effects of depressions, anti-cyclones and local topography.
Listed under Aviation Weather

Towing Aloft : Learning to Surface - Tow & Aerotow Hang Gliders, Paragliders & Ultralight Sailplanes
Dennis Pagen, Bill Bryden
Listed under Hang Gliding

Basics of Radio Control Sailplanes
Alan Gornick
Listed under Aircraft Modelling

Glider Mail : An Aerophilatelic Handbook
Simine Short, Dan Barber
Listed under Philately

Soaring With the Schweizers : The Fifty Year History of Their Aviation Adventures
William Schweizer
Hardcover / Published 1991
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Paragliding : The Complete Guide
by Noel Whittall
Listed under Paragliding


Out of Print Soaring Titles




Fundamentals of Sailplane Design
by Fred Thomas, Judah Milgram (Translator)
Discusses the design of high-performance sailplanes: Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Certification Regulations, Cross-Country Theory, and Design Optimization. Emphasizes physical understanding and visualization rather than mathematical detail. Appropriate for experienced engineers as well as those with no engineering background. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 286 pages 3rd edition (November 5, )
College Park Pr; ISBN: 0966955307
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Halfway to Heaven
by Fred Hoinville
Reviewed at Sagepages.com.au
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Practical Wave Flying
Mark Palmer
Paperback / Published 1989 
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Wind and Wings : The History of Soaring in San Diego
by Gary Fogel
Paperback - 326 pages Limited edition
RockReef Publishing; ISBN: 0967033950
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Learning to Fly Gliders : A Flight-Training Handbook & Syllabus
Robert Wander
Paperback / Published 1993 
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New Soaring Pilot
Anne Welch
Hardcover / Published 1991
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Lessons in Soaring: Poems
Poetry by James Applewhite
Hardcover / Published 1989
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Soaring Cross Country
Ed Byars, Bill Holbrook
Hardcover / Published 1974
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The First Human-Powered Flight : The Story of Paul B. MacCready and His Airplane, the Gossamer Condor
by Richard L. Taylor
Reading level: Ages 9-12
School & Library Binding - 64 pages (December )
Franklin Watts, Incorporated; ISBN: 0531201856
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Glider Mail : An Aerophilatelic Handbook
Simine Short, Dan Barber
Listed under Airmail

British gliders and sailplanes, 1922-1970
Norman Ellison 
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Soaring and Hang Gliding
Norman Richards / Published 1976 
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The Complete Soaring Guide
by Ann Welch
Hardcover (August 1986)
A&C Black; ISBN: 0713655402
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The Art and Technique of Soaring
Richard A. Wolters / Published 1971
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Once upon a Thermal 
by Richard A. Wolters
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The World of Silent Flight
by Richard A. Wolters 
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On Being a Bird
Philip Aubrey Wills 
British pilot Philip Wills, thrice World Champion, covers his remarkable flights during wartime and postwar, including one memorable - and tragic - soaring flight in the Alps. Dropbears.com
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