Learn to Fly a Glider

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Learn To Pilot a Glider

Your first step into the thrilling world of soaring is to take an introductory, or discovery, flight in a glider. That flight will initiate you into a world that you have previously only dreamed of discovering. It is so exciting, that you will want to explore it and become part of it. This desire, along with your commitment, will lead you on the path to becoming a part of the world of the glider pilots.

Lessons can be scheduled at your convenience. The closer together the lessons are, the easier it is to build on the knowledge gained from the previous lessons, and the faster you will learn. Most people try to fly at least once a week, and most prefer to take more than one flight during each lesson. The glider you will fly has dual controls, and your instructor will sit behind you with all the directional controls that you have and will show you the control motions or follow along with you as you are learning to glide the glider.

You may begin your training at the age of 12, but must be at least 14 years or older to solo. Most instructors feel that 30 to 35 flights of pre-solo flight time are the minimum needed for most people with no previous flight experience. An experienced private power pilot can generally solo a glider in 10 flights.

Learning to fly a glider safely is easy. The instructor can teach you the mechanics of flying the aircraft in just a few lessons. While learning to fly a glider safely around the airport is easy, learning to fly one skillfully is considerably more difficult. The sport requires alertness, self-control and self-discipline. It is important to maintain your respect for the sport regardless of your experience. Do not be led too quickly into thinking that you have learned all there is to know. Some pilots are content, at least for a while to soar around an airport. Others find exhilaration and satisfaction in cross-country flight and ultimately in competing with other pilots. Learning while flying is fun; a fine balance of determination, flexibility and much practice is necessary to gain the proficiency and skills you will need to get the most out of your glider and your rating. The more you learn, the more fun and personal satisfaction you will have.

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