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The Soaring Engine Vol I

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The Soaring Engine Vol I

A gliding handbook written by G Dale

The Soaring Engine series explains how the sun, wind and terrain combine to produce rising air for the soaring pilot to exploit.

In this volume, you will see how the wind flows over and around hills, ridges, and moutnains, how thermals form and evolve, how to read the patterns that ridges and thermal activity create in the air, and how to use the lift produced both in flat terrain and in mountains.

Illustrated with clear simple diagrams, this book is a primer for soaring pilots flying anything from a paraglider to high performance sailplanes.


This is a must have purchase for both beginners, and seasoned pilots.  


Author's website: https://thesoaringengine.co.uk/

G Dale learned to fly at age 20 with the Dorset gliding club, going professional ten years later. He's worked with Lasham, Bristol and Gloucester, the British Gliding Association, Booker gliding club, Lake Keepit and out of Minden until finally discovering the mountains of New Zealand and starting to coach for Glide Omarama. Currently following the endless summer, working in New Zealand, at Lasham, and occasionally in Australia, he's also flying, racing and coaching as often as possible in other places - France, Italy and South Africa this season.

Having owned many sailplanes, he's back right where he started, currently campaigning a Streifenader - modified Libelle 201b with the British Team, club class.

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  1. G Dale Soaring Engine a Great Book for all 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 2020

    I have been flying since 1980 and consider myself as an advanced Cross Country pilot Winner of OLC in Australia. However I can still learn and this book gives me many tips that will help for another season of soaring.
    It is written very clearly with great explanations by easy to follow diagrams.
    An essential for the novice to the expert.

  2. very simple explanations of complex principles 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2017

    Good easy to read book

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