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Background Reading



Bronze and Beyond – John McCullagh

Cross Country Soaring – Helmuth Reichman

Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot – Steve Longland

The Glider Pilot’s Manual – Ken Stewart

The Soaring Pilot’s Manual – Ken Stewart

Understanding Gliding – Derek Piggott


Talk to other XC pilots in the club. They are mostly a very approachable bunch and hey, they may even learn something from you!


One key area for budding XC pilots, particularly in Kent, are the restrictions that airspace places upon us. If you’re a novice or visitor, it is necessary to study the airspace on an up to date chart.




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