Bob Whelan's been Cloud Dancing.

That's right! Bob Whelan feels the sport of soaring is too wonderful to be kept secret. If you're searching for adventure and need an uplifting sport that provides the ultimate in personal freedom, let him introduce you to Cloud Dancing. The closest thing to truly being as free as a bird, piloting a glider is not as difficult as you might think.


Cloud Dancing includes:

  • Historic Reasons for Pursuing the Sport of Soaring
  • What to Expect on Your First Flight
  • How to Dance with the Clouds
  • How to Obtain a Pilot's License for Gliders
  • How to Achieve Recognition in the Gliding Community
  • A History of Gliding as a Sport
  • A Commentary on the Sport Today
  • What You Need to Know About Various Sailplanes
  • What You Need to Know About the Gliding Community
  • The Exciting Tale of "Wilderness Doug"
  • Answers to Ten Common Questions About Soaring
  • A Glossary of Common Soaring Terms
  • A Suggested Reading List

Clouding Dancing

"As far back in time as the ancient Greeks, " Whelan explains, "mankind has dreamed of flying like a bird. And though thousands of year were to pass before mankind's dreams were realized, the dream has lost none of its power, none of its allure. Today, perhaps the closest man has come to realizing this dream is with modern-day gliders." He continues, "Of all the avenues into the sky available today, the sport of soaring arguably comes the closest to allowing humans to experience what it must be like to be a bird. Once free from the light plane or winch required to tow the glider aloft, gliders slip almost noiselessly through the sky, in harmony with nature and the birds."

About the author.


How to obtain the book or reach the author:

Cloud Dancing may be ordered from bookstores, ISBN 1-56825-025-8, by calling toll free 1-800-356-9315, or by FAXing 1-800-242-0036. Visa/MC/AMEX accepted.

Online orders via Barnes & Noble

Autographed copies may be acquired directly from the author:
Robert F. Whelan
9700 Rd 26
Ft. Lupton, CO 80621
Price: $14.95 plus $3.00 shipping and handling, checks only. 

Now available through the Soaring Society of America, 1-(505)-392-1177

Retailers contact major book wholesalers/distributors or by the ABA's S.T.O.P.

Media review copies can be had by directly contacting the publisher:
Rainbow Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 430
Highland City, FL 33846-0430
Phone/FAX (941)648-4420
e-mail: NAIP@aol.com

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