Resist the impulse to point your aircraft into a climb when you lose
too much altitude. This can stall the craft very quickly and force
you to drop even faster. Push the glider into a gentle dive to gain
airspeed before attempting any sort of climbing maneuver.
When following a set course at the higher skill levels, don't expect
to always fly a straight line between each waypoint. You'll probably
have to plot a circuitous route that factors in wind direction and
Locating the all-important thermals is a lot easier if you go to the
Dynamic Scenery menu and add an aircraft or two to your flight.
Instruct these AI pilots to "find thermals," then simply follow them
around to maximize your climbing potential.
Submitted by rickHH