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      Don GrilloDon Grillo

        Private Pilot-Glider Reading Material
        as of 3/24/19

        Glider Flight Training Manual by Thomas Knauff.
        The most popular, comprehensive glider flight training manual from first flight through license. Includes advanced flight training such as beginning aerobatics, and cross country flying. More than 300 pages. Hard cover. Recommended for all students and licensed glider pilots.




        Below are links to the FAA handbooks and manuals that are available free to download as pdf files.  These manuals can also be purchased online through many pilot supply stores. Search for the best pricing.


        Student Pilot Guide

        Every new student should start with reading this guide. It will give you a good understanding how your flight training will progress. It also contains useful information you will need as a student pilot.

        Student Pilot Guide (Change 1)

        The Glider Flying Handbook
        The Glider Flying Handbook is tailored to everything soaring from aerotows to weather. A must have handbook for every glider pilot and student.
        Glider Flying Handbook

        The Aeronautical Chart Users Guide

        The Aeronautical Chart Users Guide shows and describes the complete legend for Sectional Charts, TAC Charts and WAC charts as well as IFR Charts.  You will need to know the Sectional Chart legend for your Private Pilot Glider license.
        Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide


        Aeronautical Information Manual

        • Air Navigation
        • Aeronautical Lighting and Other Airport Visual Aids
        • Airspace
        • Air Traffic Control
        • Air Traffic Procedures
        • Emergency Procedures
        • Safety of Flight
        • Medical Facts for Pilots
        • Aeronautical Charts and Related Publications

        Aeronautical Information Manual

        Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
        This is a complete handbook that contains everything from aerodynamics to weather.  A must have handbook to prep you for your exam.

        Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25B)

        Risk Management Handbook

        Risk Management is something every pilot deals with in order to fly safely.  This is a good handbook to explain risk management and how to incorporate with aeronautical decision making skills

        Risk Management Handbook (Change 1)

        Weight & Balance Handbook

        Weight and Balance of a glider is critical and every pilot needs to know how w&b effects the flight characteristics of your glider.

        Weight & Balance Handbook (FAA-H-8083-1B)

        Private Pilot Practical Test Standards for Glider

        This guide will show everything that a glider student will need to know for the practical flight exam.

        Private Pilot Practical Test Standards for Glider (FAA-S-8081-22)

        Federal Aviation Regulations CFR Title 14

        Here is a link to the FAR’s.  You can download sections as needed.

        Current Federal Aviation Regulations

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