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Benchmarking Hangar Rent and Trailer Tiedown fees by [email protected]
I am on the Board of Directors for the Sunflower Soaring Foundation. We are a 501c3 qualified organization that owns/operates the Sunflower Gliderport in Kansas. We are currently looking at the rates charged for storing assembled gliders in community hangars and for glider trailers stored on the...
August 16th 14 11:11 PM
by Roy Clark, \B6\ Go to last post
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West Yellowstone, WY by Boise Pilot
I would like to hear-direct- from any pilots who have used the West Yellowstone, WY airport for soaring flights. I am particularly interested in airport facilities, airport procedures and acceptability for multiple aero tow launches. What are the soaring conditions like? Time of year you were...
August 16th 14 04:43 PM
by Boise Pilot Go to last post
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Famous people in soaring by Ramy
While Neil Armstrong was one of the most famous glider pilots, he wasn't the only one. Other famous people who where also glider pilots which I recall: John Denver Christopher Reeve (Superman) Sully (Hudson landing pilot) Others? Ramy (just signing my name, not claiming to be famous ;-)
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August 16th 14 12:55 PM
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UAV video platform - soaring video potential? by son_of_flubber
An example of what the cool kids are doing when they don't have time or money to soar... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma0zeE5QOs8 Hazards managed, this rig would make some great soaring videos. I'd love to see a winch launch from above (and off to the side). Cost of the rig used to make...
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August 16th 14 12:25 AM
by Bruce Hoult[_2_] Go to last post
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LXNAV V3 Issues by [email protected]
Good morning ... anybody have experience with the LXNAV V3 ... how do you like the unit ... any issues with installation, operation, maintenance or support. Thanks ... kk
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August 15th 14 11:57 AM
by Richard[_9_] Go to last post
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Cumulus Soaring, Inc. - Mutual Support Memberships by Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc. Needs Your Help "Mutual Support Memberships" available now Details: http://www.cumulus-soaring.com/membership.htm Key Points - I love my job and enjoy supporting the soaring community - as I have done for 12 years. - I am very proud of what I have accomplished (see below). -...
August 15th 14 04:31 AM
by Josh Fletcher Go to last post
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Another mid-air (UK) by [email protected]
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2713010/The-amazing-moment-glider-pilot-bail-aircraft-parachute-safety-wing-fell-dramatic-mid-air-collision.html#ixzz39BhomNQI 7U
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August 15th 14 04:18 AM
by Bruce Hoult[_2_] Go to last post
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Best way to put XCsoar on Oudie 2 lite? by Andrew Henderson
Just got an Oudie 2 lite and want to put XCsoar on it. I've seen a few posts about changing the file name XCsoar.exe to mSeeYou.exe and replacing the original mSeeYou.exe on the Oudie with it. Also another about booting from the SD card. I don't have a problem with any of these but if anyone's...
August 14th 14 08:37 PM
by Greg Delp Go to last post
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PowerFlarm Problems by Blake Seese 9V
I have had a lot of trouble with my PowerFlarm. It has been sent back under recall twice and is still not reliable. It continues to lose GPS lock and I keep loosing flights because the Oudie it is supporting is set not to switch to internal GPS per instructions from the Flarm people. Is anyone else...
August 14th 14 06:38 PM
by Dan Daly[_2_] Go to last post
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ASG-29 for sale (Arizona USA) by 2NO
Less than 300 hours TT, 15 and 18M wings, most factory options, cockpit air extractor. Detailed ad with photos will be going up by the end of the month but if you're interested before then please ping me. Superb performer. Asking $120k or trade for 15M ship and cash. ted (contact information at...
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David Mockler wins day 8 at 15m worlds! by [email protected]
As of this moment 3 scores haven't been posted so lets hope this doesn't turn into a USA 4th place... but... Awesome!!! and a fellow TSA member as well. USA! USA!
August 14th 14 02:42 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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US Tasking? Are way too many TATs/MATs are being called vs. NOTENOUGH ASSIGNED TASKS (3% in 2013) by Sean Fidler
Here is a crude but accurate Google spreadsheet summarizing the 2013 "Task Mix" in the US (SSA sanctioned). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NO7073Z6J-r77aUbR1oOEKrusXwfYf4amtaem_Rw-E4/edit?usp=sharing OVERALL 2013 US Tasks Total # of Tasks 209 Turn Area Tasks 142 68% Modified...
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August 14th 14 02:03 PM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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PowerFLARM antenna mounts by Dave Nadler
Rex is looking into making glare-shield antenna mounts for the PowerFLARM dipole antenna, especially for gliders with glare-shields that jettison with the canopy (Schleicher, LS). The mount will featu - mast sticks up above glare-shield - base mounts underneath glare-shield with velcro -...
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August 14th 14 01:34 PM
by Luke Szczepaniak Go to last post
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Securing glider trailers in shipping containers by 2G
I have sold my glider to someone in South America. While I am not responsible for shipping, I do want the new owner to receive the glider in the same condition that it leaves the US. To that end, I am interested in hearing how others have secured trailers in shipping containers; what works and what...
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August 13th 14 04:49 PM
by Papa3[_2_] Go to last post
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Ground launch payout winch systems...Are they suitable for gliders? by [email protected]
It seems that a payout winch similar to those used for hang gliders might be useful as a more efficient alternative to auto tows. You can make better use of the runway length and have perhaps a safer launch with proper calibration. Is anyone using such systems? Are they practical? Are they in fact...
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World Championship gliders by Tom Knauff
I suppose this subject must have been posted before, however, as I review the world championship daily results, it is obvious the smaller fuselage models have a distinct advantage over gliders many average to larger size pilots are obliged to fly. A smaller fuselage means each wing length is...
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Zero ASH 30 Mi at recent WGC by Paul Remde
Hi, I have enjoyed following the WGC in Poland. I was somewhat surprised that there are no ASH 30 Mi flying in the open class contest. Is there some issue that makes them non-competitive in that soaring location, or in general? Best Regards,
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August 12th 14 08:21 PM
by Paul T[_4_] Go to last post
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Safe Thermalling by Luke Szczepaniak
The BGA has a nice poster on their facebook page, good review of the basics... may be a good idea to share this with your clubmates link for facebook users: https://www.facebook.com/BritishGlidingAssociation/photos/a.121891224624412.36776.116543555159179/522284274585103/?type=1&theater I took...
August 12th 14 08:01 PM
by Luke Szczepaniak Go to last post
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conversion to U.S. certification? by Dutch[_4_]
Hi, I've been a certified glider pilot in the Netherlands for the past 20 years. I now live in the U.S. and belong to a local gliding club. It's gotten expensive to keep returning to Holland to renew my certification in order to soar here. Would anyone know how to "convert" all or some of my...
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glider trailer top opening styles by shkdriver
Does anyone have any opinions about the relative benefits of an "alligator" style opening trailer vs a full opening top? the Luebke plans trailer I am building will be 31 feet long and 53 inches wide with a 17.5 inch tall lower sides. the top would be 37 inches taller in the front half and taper...
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