This is a collection of resource links for aspiring Glider Pilots. Many students have asked me what they need to buy for training, so I consolidate some currated suggestions here to help people get started. These links are just suggestions – feel free to purchase what works best for you from your preferred vendor.
The Soaring Society of America is a great resource for glider pilots.
FAA Glider Flying Handbook – download here – or you can optionally purchase a hard copy
FAA Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge – download here or or optionally purchase a print copy
FAA Aviation Weather Services – download here or optionally purchase a copy
The Soaring Pilot’s Manual
Cross Coountry Soaring
Bob Wander Books
Sporty’s Pilot Shop Offers an Introductory Overview Course about learning to sail the skies in glider.
Discount Code for Purchase: FLT9928
Enter the code during the order review for a discount valid for any Sporty’s Online. Be sure to put the discount code in the “media” code.
These can be purchased here
There are many options available.
Pilot Logbook – this is a good simple option from Sporty’s