Welcome to The Soaring Engine
A new resource for soaring pilots
Written by European Silver Medal winner G Dale
The Soaring Engine is a series of text books that explain how the sky produces the energy that pilots can exploit to fly cross country. Volumes one and two cover the various forms of lift: ridge, thermal, wave and convergence, and how best to use them in flat land or mountain environments. Volume one is also available in German. Volume three is all about the pilot: what he or she needs to know and how best to manage the personal resources that are so necessary for sporting success. Volume four, soon to be released, is a primer for pilots who are learning to operate the exquisite but complex high performance sailplanes that are now available.
With hundreds of simple clear diagrams and a consistent page layout that delivers the information in bite-sized chunks this series is a straightforward guide for any pilot interested in how the sky works and how to use it.