“Cross Country Flying” by Burkhard Martens


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Cross Country Flying is aimed at pilots who can already thermal and want to progress on to flying XC. also for 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. The book is an ideal companion Thermal Flying.

Illustrated with full-page photographs and diagrams.

The book “Cross Country Flying” is 242 pages long, hardback with 500 illustrations

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The very latest in cross country flying techniques from Burkhard Martens, author of the international best-seller “Thermal Flying


This book includes chapters and information on:

First chapter 

  • 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

The book 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 section includes  interviews with most experienced pilots

  • Chrigel Maurer
  • Jocky Sanderson
  • Torsten Hahne
  • Mads Syndergaard
  • Karel Vejchodsky
  • Helmut Eichholzer
  • Ewa Wisnierska

Last section includes photo essays on international flying sites

  • Quixada, Brazil
  • Manilla, Australia
  • Iquique, Chile
  • De Aar, South Africa
  • Rift Valley, Kenya
  • Piedrahita, Spain

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