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Wings Over Arabia: A Gliding Expedition Across Saudi Arabia

Editors’ Note: This article is based on a press release by Guy Cross, announcing publication of the book Wings Over Arabia by Roger Harrison. Mr. Cross is General Manager of Medina Publishing. Wings Over Arabia is the first-hand account of an historic and often dangerous gliding expedition over the wild and desolate deserts, massive dormant…

The Road To Narromine – A Review

I recently finished reading The Road To Narromine, A Life Adventure: In the Air, On The Road and Behind A Camera. As with anything one enjoys immensely, I found myself talking with others about it only to find no one knew what I was talking about! So, as we glider pilots are prone to do, I feel compelled to share it with others, especially the soaring community.

Kai Gertsen Book Wins Harris Hill Soaring Corporation’s Joe Lincoln Award

BTLinkPublishing is pleased to announce that Kai Gertsen’s book “Desperate to Fly” was awarded the 2012 Joseph Lincoln Award for “outstanding contribution to the sport of soaring through the use of the written word.” “Desperate to Fly” is part memoir, part instructional handbook with Kai’s manuals on Cross-Country Soaring, Off-Airport Landings and his clear and important manual on Spinning included as appendices.

“A Sky Full of Heat”—New Book by World Champion Sebastian Kawa

Coming soon—a book by World Champion sailplane pilot Sebastian Kawa! “Eight time World Champion and his secrets of success: passion, knowledge and experience. The most extreme side of the extreme sports. Sebastian talks about sailing and flying, his first flights and first competitions, wins and loses, gliders and avionics, safety and taking necessary risk. How to plan cross country flights, how to use thermals, where to look for them, how to win competitions and tons of other tips from the world’s best.”

Novel About Particle Physicists and Soaring in the Alps

“My novel ‘Catalysed Fusion,’ has several vivid chapters about gliding in Switzerland, including a diamond distance flight over Mont Blanc. It is primarily a racy story about particle physicists at CERN Geneva with some steamy erotic episodes, but some people say that the gliding episodes are the best part. Some exciting near misses are featured.”

Kai Gertsen Instruction Manual & Memoirs

When Kai Gertsen passed away last year, he left a treasure of written stories as well as his common sense, humor-riddled, instructional manuals on Spinning, Cross-Country Soaring and Off-Airport Landings. Now, these life and soaring stories and the manuals are combined in a new book titled “Desperate to Fly,” published by BTLink Publishing. Following his wish, all profits from the book will be donated to the U.S. JUNIOR Soaring Team.