Read FAA Glider Flying Handbook 9-25 through 9-40
Read FAR/AIM Chapter Sections:
AOPA Interactive Course: SAY IT RIGHT http://flash.aopa.org/asf/radiocomm/swf/flash.cfm?
See lesson 5 "Communications" Power Point (as an attachment below)
PLEASE BRING YOUR FAR/AIM AND MICHIGAN CHARTS as well as your best pilot communication voice
note: in addition to the attached materials below, see the glider flying handbook chapter 3.
note: in addition to the attached materials below, see the glider flying handbook chapters 2 and 4.
We’ll start the review of the aircraft components and flight instruments as we would encounter them on a pre-flight inspection
Inclinometer or Turn and Bank Indicator instrument panel ‘yaw string’
Condor Flight Simulator use builds superb skillset for the use of this instrument
Altimeter is an aneroid barometer which measures air pressure where it is located and converts the reading into feet ( or meters) which we call ALTITUDE
Outside Air Temp
Introductions – What do you want to get from this class
When / Where / Who had the first manned flight aboard and Aircraft? (Hot Air Balloon – 1785)
All the glorious machines we can fly: Category, Class and Types (SEL, Rotor, LTA, Glider, others).
Aircraft certification: Category Normal, Utility, Aerobatic, etc.
The Range of Aviation: Commercial – GA
How much it will cost (Rotorcraft, SEL, Glider!!)
Class structure and overview
Online supplements (ASA or Gleim Testprep, FAA materials; AOPA and others TBD)
Wrap-up / Sign-up
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