Dennis brings up that the “experts” should teach how to find and use thermals. Well, as I write this tonight I am watching an SSA sponsored webinar on just that subject! And these webinars are good for FAA WINGS credit! See http://ssa.org > Member Resources > Webinar for replays of previous webinars. See http://ssa.org “Headline News” for upcoming webinars. Also, be sure to sign up for email notices at http://faasafety.gov for upcoming webinars.
Agreed. Webinar just finished and it was one of the better ones. That said, try to fly with anyone that has more experience. Every opportunity is a chance to get a little bit better at reading the skys.