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Gliders on TV History Channel by Burt Compton
The History Channel has produced an excellent "Tactical to Practical" segment on gliders and soaring. Congratulations to the many who made it possible, including Bret & Garret Wilat of Sky Sailing at Warner Springs, CA, Carl Herold and Soar Minden. Aired Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8:30 PM CST. ...
April 28th 04 05:42 PM
by Burt Compton Go to last post
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User Friendly Soaring Software by Inoj
As treasurer of our soaring club, I'm interested in learning what kind of soaring software is available to accurately maintain our club records. I've heard of one called "Soaring Ledger" but have not been able to contact anyone about it. Anyone have a suggestion? Please e-m back to:
April 28th 04 03:20 PM
by Inoj Go to last post
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Omarama problems, help needed. by W.J. \(Bill\) Dean \(U.K.\).
There is disturbing news from New Zealand about the future of Omarama, where the 1995 World Gliding Championships were hosted and considered to be one of the most spectacular of gliding sites. There is a proposal to develop part of the land at the eastern end of the runway. Pilots throughout the...
April 28th 04 12:51 PM
by W.J. \(Bill\) Dean \(U.K.\). Go to last post
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Sumo wrestlers and soaring by John0714
I am new here. Is this about gliders that are towed by airplanes etc? I did it once when I was just a little smaller. But now I am the size of a sumo wrestler(: Perhaps if the gliders could handle folks like us the sport might be in better shape even if we were not:)
April 28th 04 05:57 AM
by elZee Go to last post
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Sugarbush XC/Racing Experience - Still room! by Doug Jacobs
We still have spots available for the Sugarbush Cross Country/Racing Experience Course in June. Come fly the Green Mountains, polish your XC technique, and learn racing skills in a low stress environment under the watchful eyes of experienced instructors. For details...
April 28th 04 01:34 AM
by Andy Blackburn Go to last post
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Discus b for sale by Heinz Buyer
1995, Serial Number 550, factory sealed, auto-hookups. Delivered September, 95. Last # with GERMAN BUILD wing. 440 hrs, excellent condition, Factory winglets, tilt-up panel, tail ballast tank, nose tow hook, two-battery boxes, takes three batteries,pee tube, L-NAV- Volkslogger. Nelson: O2, Becker...
April 27th 04 10:59 PM
by Heinz Buyer Go to last post
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Soaring in Northern France by G.Kurek
Hi, Does anyone know of any soaring strips around LeHavre, Normandy in Northern France? It looks like I'm going to stay here for another 2 weeks. Thanks
April 27th 04 08:09 PM
by Robert Ehrlich Go to last post
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Another midair! by tango4
Lasham, Monday saw another one of our band killed in a midair. No further details but this is in the public domain having been on several news channels. If you come and join me in a thermal I'm likely to p..s off elsewhere. Ian
April 27th 04 06:14 PM
by Steve Dutton Go to last post
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Thermal mapping by John
Here is a thought: Was in the back yard making thousands of soap bubbles (Mr. Bubbles) for the baby. Slight breeze. Clearly could tell the entire airflow pattern in the back yard....even a little ridge lift over the glider trailer! Wonder if you could add a soap bubble machine to a sailplane? ...
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April 27th 04 04:29 PM
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Blanik L-23 by Duane Eisenbeiss
There is a new Service Bulletin on the Blanik L-23 that requires Magnafluxing the "U" shape bracket that connects the two elevator halves. The bracket on our ship had 3 cracks. If you have a Blanik L-23 and have not had it checked would suggest you do so. Losing half an elevator you might still...
April 27th 04 05:53 AM
by nowhere Go to last post
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Self launch effect on soaring growth by John Jones
As more self launch sailplanes are built, what will be the effect on soaring growth? Will soaring clubs decline? Will self launchers disperse to many more airports, creating more exposure? Any thoughts?
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April 27th 04 03:53 AM
by Tom Seim Go to last post
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Repairing gel coat chips by Gary Evans
I there a way to thicken gel coat other than letting some of the solvent evaporate? Even the thinnest commerical gel coat is made for spraying which makes it too runny for filling small cometic chips. The only gel coat paste fillers I have found are an off white in color.
April 27th 04 03:23 AM
by David Kinsell Go to last post
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Plastic Plane Patch Primer...in English by Nolaminar
Is there a source for the popular booklet by Ursula Hanle? Where can they be purchased? And, iIs she still in the Southwest USA? Thanks Bob Gaines Marietta, GA
April 26th 04 04:30 PM
by Michael Nyrup Go to last post
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WTB ASK 21 by Robert Holliday
Looking to buy an ASK 21 with trailer. USA only please. thank you
April 26th 04 03:36 PM
by Robert Holliday Go to last post
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Hands off thermalling by John Jones
How many gliders can be trimmed for hands off thermalling? An instructor showed me, with spoilers open and proper trim, the glider will stabilize in a slow descending turn. Claimed it was good for getting out of a cloud. Neat, but would not want to thermal with the spoilers open.
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April 26th 04 03:07 PM
by Jim Vincent Go to last post
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Bio on Heini Dittmar by Arnie
I'm trying to find out what happened to Heini Dittmar after WWII. He was a famous german glider pilot, and the first official Soaring World Champion in 1937. He was also the first test pilot of the Me-163 during WWII, his name is usually associated with that project and with Lippisch and his flying...
April 26th 04 12:30 PM
by Marcel Duenner Go to last post
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varios not using a total energy probe by Robert
Hello! Can someone tell me which compensated varios do not need a total energy probe? (no electronic compensation) Thanks a lot! Robert
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April 25th 04 11:24 PM
by Martin Gregorie Go to last post
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ASW-17 for sale by Noel Luneau
Awesome 20 meter 48:1 sailplane with undamaged 1600 hours. Wing surface polished and Cockpit, instrument panel refinished 2002. CAI 302 with IPAQ WinPilot license. 15 meter tips, water ballast, Minden trailer, rigging aids, and Jaxida covers. Located in Minden, NV. Buy $25K USD. Contact Noel at...
April 25th 04 06:10 PM
by Noel Luneau Go to last post
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STS Handheld Radio Repair - USA by Ray Lovinggood
Can anyone recommend where to send an STS handheld radio for repair? Or, should I just cut my losses and get a new(er) radio? Something like an Icom or Vertex Standard (or whatever they are called)? Thanks, Ray Lovinggood Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
April 25th 04 01:33 PM
by DGRTEK Go to last post
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Anyone Need a Glider Transported by Jeff Landfield
I am available to transport gliders and trailers. I am out of school in a few weeks and I have a vehicle of my own to use if needed. I have towed trailers for thousands of miles with no problems. I am available to go anywhere to do the pick up, just to know I am out of Albuquerque. If interested...
April 24th 04 10:41 PM
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