A Sport Pilot’s Guide to Flying Conditions
This is the bible for free flight pilots who want to understand the weather. Understanding the Sky eloquently compresses decades of ultralight experience and meteorological research by respected author and Master pilot Dennis Pagen. It explains what and how weather affects us as pilots. If you've ever wondered why the air behaves the way it does, this book is for you. The greatest emphasis is on small-scale effects - exactly where we fly our wings. It thoroughly covers everything from turbulence to thunderstorms. The chapters on lift sources and flying efficiency alone are worth the price of this book. Understanding the Sky is your key to complete comfort in the air; it’s the most valuable resource for really understanding weather that affects free flight pilots. Besides making a normally dull subject interesting, Dennis Pagen is a talented illustrator who bring the concepts to life.9" x 6" Paperback, 275pp, 1992 ed.