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FAA-H-8083-13 (W/ ADDENDUM 1), GLIDER FLYING HANDBOOK (2003)., The Glider Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for glider category rating and for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge. Certificated flight instructors will find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aeronautical decision making, components and systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, performance limitations, ground operations, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, emergencies, soaring weather, soaring techniques, and cross-country is included. Topics, such as radio navigation and communication, use of flight information publications, and regulations are available in other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications. This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing flight procedures and maneuvers, and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles. This handbook adopts a selective method and concept to flying gliders. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles.



 FSC Code:
 1540 - Gliders

A04-201569.80 KB FAA-H-8083-13A_ERRATA
A11-201246.51 MB FAA-H-8083-13A
11-200221.65 MB FAA-H-8083-13_ADDENDUM-1

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