In the summer of 2018, the United States Air Force Academy began using Mach 0.1 Simulated Glider Cockpits as part of their "Glider Airmanship" course. The data collected from the course shows that the solo rate for students who completed the course in 2018 was more than double the solo rate of the previous two years.
Click here to view the files containing sample pages from each chapter of the Flight Training Manual for Gliders.
Click here to view the files containing sample pages from each chapter of the Glider Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge.
These lesson plans for the Condor 1 flight simulator are designed to be used with the Flight Training Manual for Gliders and either the Glider Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, or the corresponding courses of the GLIDERBOOKS Academy Online Soaring School.
(This folder only works in the original Condor.)
Files to use in Condor for above "Lesson Plans"
Condor2 Flight Lesson Template (for download)
These notes describe how to use the record keeping system supplied with the books, the Flight Training Manual for Gliders and the Glider Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge and their corresponding workbooks.
To help you study for the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test (i.e. the “written test”), we have developed an index to the FAA Written Test Questions. At test preparation websites, such as www.exams4pilots.org, you can practice taking the FAA written test. This index shows you where in the Glider Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge or the Flight Training Manual for Gliders you can find the information to correctly answer the questions.
This 2-page file contains a version of the Flight Training Progress Record that has been modified to fit onto a folded 8 1/2 x 11 card. The reverse side contains a form that allows the instructor to record student information, including the records required by the FAA, and SSA Badge requirements.
This file contains the color-coded version of the Knowledge Training Progress Record that is included in the front of the Glider Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge.
This file contains a blank glide slope ruler template, as described on pages 268-273 of the Glider Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge.
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