Air Sports: The Complete Guide to Aviation Adventure

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Exploring the ways to fly, this book discusses the fun and reward of the other flying sports such as soaring, paragliding, ballooning, remote-controlled airplane flying, ultralight piloting, and hang gliding. It discusses training requirements, the necessary time investment, cost, equipment, safety, and basics of each option.

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INCLUDES 8-PAGES OF COLOR!

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO HIGH-FLYING FUN AND EXCITEMENT!

A new wave of flight-related sports has captured the imaginations of the adventurous among us -- taking thrill-seeking to ever higher heights. With McGraw-Hill's new Air Sports, you can soar right along with them.

Written by Norm Goyer, a well-known aviation authority, Air Sports delivers fast-paced, entertaining coverage of these gravity-defying activities. You get detailed insight into training requirements, time and cost estimates, and safety precautions for a wide range of aerial pastimes, including:

* Soaring
* Sky diving
* Paragliding
* Hang gliding
* Powered parachuting
* Ballooning
* Ultralight piloting
* Gyrocopter flying
* Certified Aircraft Pilot Certificates
* Remote controlled airplane flying
* FAA rules and medical requirements
* And many more!

Packed with exciting illustrations -- including eight-pages of full color -- Air Sports will lift your spirits, raise your thirst for excitement, and leave you completely prepared to fly high.

About the Author:

Norm Goyer is the editor of Custom Planes magazine and senior editor of Private Pilot Magazine and past editor of Air Progress, Scale R/C Modeler, Sport Pilot, Affordable Flying and various Ultralight Special Edition magazines. A resident of Apple Valley, California, he is a commercial pilot with single and multiengine, instrument, seaplane, and glider ratings. He has flown every type of aircraft from B-52s to balloons and operated four FBOs in Southern California.

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