Explanatory diagrams illustrate the text throughout, making a complicated subject simple to understand. Having covered the first steps, the book progresses to cross-country flying and the final section contains exercises that will be found useful for any glider pilot wishing to improve his ability and qualifications. The latest technology, such as GPS navigation and instrument systems is covered.
Ken Stewart started gliding in 1972 and by 1976 held an Instructor's Rating. In 1982 he became National Coach to the British Gliding Association, a post he held for six years before becoming an airline pilot. As National Coach he was involved in all aspects of the sport, including the training of instructors, and cross-country and competition training. He is the holder of the FAI Diamond Badge.