A brand-new book just came out: Cross Country Flying by Burkhard Martens!
Available now at http://xtremebigair.com/
http://xtremebigair.com/Cross-Country-F ... 504C7.aspx
The very latest in cross country flying techniques from Burkhard Martens, author of the international best-seller Thermal Flying.
Published in May 2013 Cross Country Flying 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
Cross Country Flying also includes detailed information on how to fly some of the best XC sites in the Alps, including:
Fiesch and the Wallis Valley
Fanas in Switzerland
Pinzgau in Austria
Speikboden in Italy
Greifenburg in Austria
Annecy in France
A third section includes in-depth interviews with some of the world's most experienced pilots:
A fourth section includes photo essays on these international flying sites:
De Aar, South Africa
Rift Valley, Kenya
The book is hardback, has more than 500 illustrations and is 242 pages long.
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, and is a must-have for any pilot serious about learning to fly XC and go far.