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      Rich WalendaRich Walenda


        I found a WINGS Course that is 100% applicable to anyone who is transitioning from airplanes to gliders:

        Course Name:

        ALC-110: So You Want To Fly Gliders with Sporty’s

        So You Want To Fly Gliders Course (Online and App)  $49.99

        So You Want To Fly Gliders
        (NOTE: You must purchase So You Want To Fly Gliders Course (Online and App) from Sporty’s before you can use this Learning Center course.)

        Have you ever watched a bird in flight? Effortlessly, soaring ever higher on invisible currents of air. Have you ever wanted to take your flying to the next level and learn to master these currents for yourself? You can learn that and more with the Sporty’s So You Want To Fly Gliders program. This course is a comprehensive program designed to assist pilots interested in adding a glider rating to their existing privileges or learning soaring from the beginning pilot’s perspective.

        This program helps the pilot review and consider the following:

        o The privileges of a Glider Pilot’s certificate.
        o Understanding glider systems and operations unique to gliders.
        o Proper airport & glider operations for nontowered fields.
        o The ins & outs of glider aerodynamics and how it affects the aircraft.
        o Fundamentals of glider flight.
        o Understanding glider polars & speed-to-fly.
        o Weather for soaring and thermaling flight techniques.
        o Glider emergencies and soaring safety.
        o Understanding the National Airspace System and how gliders operate inside it.

        From the WINGS page:

        After completion of this course material you may return here to complete the course quiz to receive the appropriate WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program credit or use the automated WINGS credit option from within the course.

        Please Note: Products and organizations mentioned within this course are suggestions from Sporty’s. These suggestions should not be considered an endorsement by the FAA or the FAASTeam.

        Perfect for power pilots who want to discover the joy of soaring—or for beginning glider students—this online course shows you “what you should know” about flying gliders.

        Free previews can be found at:

        I looked at the course and passed the WINGS exam.  The exam is at the FAA WINGS website and is separate from the Sporty’s video course.






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