Learning to Soar FAQ "Learning to Soar: Getting Started."
"See How it Flies" is a great, web based book, written by John S. Denker. John is a power flight instructor at Monmouth County airport in NJ. "A new spin on the perceptions, procedures, and principles of flight". Check it out!!!
Many thanks to Jim Burch for making this information available to us. Jim is a glider pilot examiner living in Arizona and he has created a series of great training aids. Go to his home page and then visit his "Top Ten" list. There you will find great animation and clear descriptions on landings, aero tows, box the wake, performance and more.
Regulatory Support Division
AFS-600 promotes safety by providing the aviation community with the highest level of services and systems. We educate, advise, enlighten, and empower users to save lives through the development, implementation, analysis and dissemination of technical information. This encompasses airmen testing, designee standardization, aircraft certification and maintenance, aviation safety data systems, and management of the information technology infrastructure.
AFS-610, Airworthiness Programs
AFS-620, Aviation Data Systems
AFS-630, Airman Testing Standards
AFS-640, Designee Standardization
AFS-650, Automation Infrastructure Management
Flight Standards District office (FSDO)
This FSDO covers Blairstown and Somerset
Attached are the instructor endorsements required by the FAA. They are in Microsoft Word Office 98. The Student Pilot endorsement will require editing by you to match the aircraft type and airport. I have formatted them to fit Avery inkjet stick on labels. They will fit nicely into a students logbook. Click below to download the files, then print them on the labels.
Student Solo - Avery 8186 label
Private Pilot - Avery 8186 label
Flight Review - Avery 8160 label
Commercial Pilot - Avery 8186 label
CFIG Endorsements - Avery 8186 label
As a glider pilot you would be very interested in:
PART 61: CERTIFICATION: PILOTS AND FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS (Text Files)
Subpart C--Student Pilots
Subpart E--Private Pilots
Subpart F--Commercial Pilots
Subpart H--Flight Instructors
Other Training Info
If you know of more training aides let me know and I will post them here.
Web based ground school by Glider Ground School
CD based training by Jeppesen FliteSchool
Kip's FAA Written Test Prep Page
ASA book of questions & answers for all FAA test
Bob Wander's Soaring Books and Supplies
Tow Pilot training course
Wing Runner Course
Ron Caruso's "Who's the Boss" Soaring Magazine article.
Preflight Inspection Checklist for SGS-2-33 (word.doc)
Preflight Inspection Checklist for SGS-1-26 (word.doc)
Preflight Inspection Checklist for SGS-2-22 (word.doc)
Preflight Inspection Checklist for Pilatus B4 (word.doc)