Cross Country Flying


The complete guide to the art of cross country flying

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Cross Country Flying is aimed at pilots who can already thermal and want to progress on to flying XC, as well as those pilots who already fly XC but want to know more and get better.

It features a wealth of information, all of which is aimed at making you a better, more informed pilot, capable of flying further and longer than ever before.

Illustrated throughout with full-page photographs and easy-to-understand simple diagrams, the book is an ideal companion to Thermal Flying by the same author, and is a must-have for any pilot serious about learning to fly XC and go far.

The book is hardback, has more than 500 illustrations and is 242 pages long.

It includes chapters and information on:

  • Pre-flight planning, route-planning and how to use technology to maximise your flight
  • Online contest rules and tactics
  • Cross country for novices
  • Weather, thermalling and understanding best glide
  • Understanding best glide and McReady
  • Need to know essentials: best time to launch, inversions, convergence, crossing valleys, dolphin-flying, tactics, valley winds and more
  • How to fly the mountains
  • A special chapter on flatland flying
  • In-depth interviews with experts, including Chrigel Maurer, Jocky Sanderson, Ewa Wisnierska and more
  • Site guides to international sites, including Quixada in Brazil, Manilla in Australia, Iquique in Chile, De Aar in South Africa, Kenya and Piedrahita in Spain

Additional information

Weight 250 g