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Hard Deck by Jim White[_3_]
Time to change the subject line? I have been thinking about the hard deck idea. Possibly fine in flat land soaring but I am not sure it adds much when ridge flying. I perceive another problem: Turbos are even more dangerous near the ground than pure gliders. I may be happy in my 27 at 500ft but...
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February 17th 18 06:54 PM
by Bojack J4 Go to last post
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Why is Soaring declining by f.blair
This was copied from rec.outdoors.fishing.bass. It sounds like the very same things that we talk about when we discuss the decline of our sport. I am not saying it has answers, but it is...
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February 7th 09 01:58 PM
by tienshanman Go to last post
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contrails by Frank Whiteley
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February 13th 10 12:23 AM
by AK Go to last post
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motorgliders as towplanes by Brad[_2_]
I know this has come up before in RAS. But thought I would bring up the subject again. For a club looking at long term projections, which at some point will include either sticking a "new" engine on a Pawnee or getting rid of it, does it make sense to start evaluating getting a 2 place motorglider...
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March 22nd 09 03:17 PM
by Martin Gregorie[_4_] Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) Future Club Training Gliders by RN
The current issues with the L-13 Blaniks has our club looking at alternatives and developing a plan for the future training gliders we will need. We would be very interested in other club's experience with other trainers, and what you are using and planning to use in the future. Our evaluation...
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November 28th 10 04:51 AM
by Tony V Go to last post
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New Butterfly Vario by Paul Remde
Hi, I have just added the new Butterfly Vario to my web site. It is a very impressive new vario with FLARM display (when attached to a FLARM), GPS flight recorder, simple navigation, simple final glide, artificial horizon, and many other very nice features. You can see details...
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February 20th 12 05:05 AM
by Sean Fidler Go to last post
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What have we learned from all this? by Bob Youngblood
Interesting situation that we are all faced with the last few weeks, things are more serious than we ever expected. I was having a great discussion last evening with my family member who is an Infectious Disease MD, the discussion was eye opening! This is a game changer, and China has much to blame...
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March 1st 21 08:10 PM
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Best Overall Motorglider available today? by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Didn't want to hijack the current FES tread so I thought I'd start a new one. This topic came up over dinner a couple of weeks ago. When you add all the following into a pot and stir, whats the "Best" Say for Western Great Basin flying. I think it may be the Carat, but I don't know much about...
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March 28th 21 04:21 AM
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2 Attachment(s) Fatal Towplane Accident 5-9-20 by Paul Agnew
Very sad to read this tragic news this morning. http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2020/05/bellanca-8gcbc-scout-n4116y-fatal.html?m=1 Comments (anonymous) on the webpage indicate kiting may have been a significant factor. Sincere condolences to the family of the tow pilot and to the members of the...
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July 16th 20 02:24 AM
by Delta8 Go to last post
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Nimbus 4DT accident 31 July 2000 in Spain. by W.J. \(Bill\) Dean \(U.K.\).
The Spanish authorities have now published their report on the accident to the UK registered Nimbus 4DT which crashed on 31st July 2000 near Toledo, one of the British crew was killed. The Spanish report in English translation may be found...
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July 11th 05 03:13 PM
by Don Johnstone Go to last post
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FAI (IGC) rules for US Club Class Nationals - Petition by [email protected]
The U.S. is moving towards recognizing the Club Class in 2013. A poll has been created to validate interest in establishing FAI (IGC) rules / tasking philosophy in this new class. If approved the U.S. Club Class would be the ONLY U.S. racing class under FAI (IGC) racing rules. Please sign the...
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March 1st 13 10:49 PM
by RW[_2_] Go to last post
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Short Wings Gliders by RRK
How many gliders with a wing span of 13.5 or less do you know? There is a proposal of creating 13.5 class on IGC agenda on their next meeting in Laussane. http://www.fai.org/gliding/system/files/igc_agenda2009_8_3_1_Proposalfor13_5meterclassv2.0.pdf
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May 17th 09 11:21 PM
by [email protected][_2_] Go to last post
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FLARM in Stealth Mode at US 15M/Standard Nationals - Loved It! by Papa3[_2_]
The US 15M/Standard Class Nationals required FLARM to be in stealth mode for the duration of the contest. I have to say, I absolutely enjoyed the experience. FLARM became what it was always supposed to be - a collision avoidance tool - rather than a tactical leaching tool. I found that I...
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August 22nd 15 06:51 PM
by XC Go to last post
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Letter to the FAA by Walt Connelly
Before I send my letter to the FAA I'd like to ask if anyone has ever attempted to get them to see the light and end the use of Schweizer hooks on tow planes here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is a well known fact and clearly stated in the SSA/SSF and FAA circulars and...
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May 9th 19 05:27 AM
by Charlie Quebec Go to last post
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Auto-Towing - why is this not more popular? by Sean Fidler
I had an interesting conversation with a pal about auto-tow glider launching method recently. It seems academic really. When cost is considered, auto-towing has to be far more affordable than even winching. Maybe $1.50 per tow, max? In aviation, the cost is always critical. Especially in...
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May 23rd 16 10:02 PM
by Boris Kozuh Go to last post
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How do we inspire pilots to truly take up cross country soaring ? by Sean Fidler
From another thread recently, thought it might be a good topic to paw around with everyone... For me, soaring is great fun. I've been doing it consistently for about 5 years now. I've met a bunch of amazing, great, kind people and have learned a tremendous amount about the sport (light years...
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December 21st 16 08:28 PM
by BobW Go to last post
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Thermal right, land left by John
This past year, I have stuck to a policy of making all thermal turns to the right only. The airport I fly out of has left turns in the pattern. My idea is I am developing the habit of turning slow to the right only. All left turns are made at higher pattern speeds. With the condition I am just...
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April 1st 04 11:43 PM
by OscarCVox Go to last post
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Is FLARM helpful? by Casey Cox
Has anyone been thankful that they have had FLARM? And do the same people have a transponder? How many people fly with FLARM or Transponder? Let's hear about the close calls, or potential close calls, or even the peace of mind of awareness.
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December 3rd 15 05:38 PM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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The Apology by [email protected]
Recently there was an apology issued from the SSA and the SSF and Editor for a so called offensive interpretation of the depiction of a historical portrayal of a young lady and a glider pilot on a previous edition of Soaring magazine. After reading the complaints from the women associated with the...
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November 13th 20 04:24 AM
by Gregg Ballou[_2_] Go to last post
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SAFE Winch Launching by Derek Copeland[_2_]
To all my friends in the United States of America. You may have got the impression from some recent correspondence on this site that winch launchings is about as risky as bungey jumping or joining a Kamikaze squadron! In fact we do many tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of winch...
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August 2nd 17 07:12 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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