• Modern Elementary Gliding, British Gliding Association, 1960 
  • Winning on the wind, George Moffat, 1974
  • Segelfliegen, Helmut Reichmann, 1976
  • Van start tot landing, W.L.M. Adriaansen, 1980
  • Zweefvliegen, Basisopleiding, Vlaamse Zweefvlieg Akademie, 1981 
  • Praktijk van het Zweefvliegen, KNVvL, Afdeling Zweefvliegen, 1988 
  • Segelflug Praxis, Karl-Heinz Apel, 1993
  • The Glider Pilot’s Manual, Ken Stewart, 1994
    Theorie van het Zweefvliegen, KNVvL, Afdeling Zweefvliegen, 1995 
  • Gliding Safety, Derek Piggott, 1998
    Zweefvliegen, Voortgezette Vliegopleiding, Dirk Corporaal, KNVvL, Afdeling Zweefvliegen, 1998
  • Instructie Zweefvliegen, Bruno Zijp, 2002
  • Gliding - Theory of Flight, The British Gliding Association Manual, Steven Longland, 2007
  • Soar and learn to fly gliders, The Soaring Association of Canada, 2011 
  • Safety in mountain flying, CNVV Saint-Auban, 2011
  • Gliding - From passenger to pilot, Steven Longland, 2012
  • Dancing with the wind, Jean-Marie Clément, 2015
  • Advanced soaring made easy, Bernard Eckey, 2016
  • Instructors Manual, British Gliding Association, 2017
  • Zweefvliegen, Elementaire Vliegopleiding, Dirk Corporaal, KNVvL, Afdeling Zweefvliegen, 2018
  • Segelfliegen Grundausbildung, Dirk Corporaal, Deutscher Aero Club e.V., 2019
  • The Soaring Engine, Gerrard Dale, Volume 1 / 2 / 3 / 4, 2016 – 2021 
  • Gliding Basics, British Gliding Association - Elementary Gliding Theory for student Pilots
  • Soaring Adventure, Mike Fox, 2020
  • Australian Gliding Knowledge, John Clark & the Gliding Federation of Australia Inc.

This official British Gliding Association publication is the result of an intensive collaboration between the authors and a committee of experts within the BGA led by Andy Miller and CEO of the BGA Pete Stratten.


Dutch text Dirk Corporaal, Zweefvliegen, Elementaire Vliegopleiding, 5th edition 2018
English text Roelof Corporaal / Dirk Corporaal
Editing Joke Corporaal
Adaption to BGA prodedures a team of training experts from BGA clubs
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Illustrations and graphic design Henk Jukkema Design
Photos Jeppe de Boer, Frida van Bree, Jaap Bruggenkamp, Günter Forneck, Frank Hiemstra, Sascha Hübers,Henk Jukkema, Ellen Keefer, Mark Mannering-Smith, Gerhard Marzinzik, FSV Möckmühl e. V.,
Mathias Mühlbacher, Henk & Jantine Postma,
Patrick Rowney, Segelflugzeugbau Schleicher,
Kyra Versteege, Wolfert Voet, Arjan Vrieze, Markus Wagner, Guy Westgate, Dirk Corporaal and others
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