Cross Country Training Resources

Recommended Reading

By Kai Gertsen:

Aviation Center Library:

  • Bob Wander books, especially:
    • Breaking the Apron Strings: Soaring Cross Country by Phil Petmecky
    • Cross Country Manual For Glider Pilots, by Dean Carswell
    • Landing Out: The Final Four Minutes, by Don Ingraham
    • Riding On Air: Ridge Wave, & Convergence Lift, by Rolf Hertensten, Ph.D.
    • Thermals
  • Cross-Country Soaring, by Helmut Reichman
  • Winning on the Wind, by George Moffat


  • The Soaring Engine, volume one, by G Dale

Study Guides

Bronze Badge Study Guide


SSA: Badges and Records