New 2013 Glider Flying Handbook

The FAA recently published a new edition of the Glider Flying Handbook.  It looks like some nice changes were made to clarify a few points the old version didn’t do quite so well.  They also did some work reorganizing it a bit and I think that made for some improvement too.

If you have something comfortable for reading PDFs you can save a few bucks by going to and downloading it.  If you’re a glider pilot, or just curious, it’s a worthwhile read.