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Forum: Soaring November 8th 20, 01:12 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By [email protected]
Oudie 2 IGC Naviter For Sale

Tammie is the person selling the Oudie. To clarify, this is the Oudie IGC model, not the lower end Oudie 2. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Soaring October 24th 20, 05:43 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By [email protected]
An opportunity for people from our demographic to contribute

Gregg Ballou: FYI participants in covid vaccine trials are not eligible to hold a FAA medical.

There is no such FAA medical restriction for vaccine trial participants. To purposely attempt to...
Forum: Soaring September 11th 20, 04:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By [email protected]
The Blue Book, American Soaring Handbook

"The stall speed of a glider increases with the square root of the increase in weight. ... For example, a 540-pound glider has a stalling speed of 40 knots. The pilot adds 300 pounds of water...
Forum: Soaring September 9th 20, 11:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By [email protected]
LAK 12 Polar

http://www.airlomba.net/download.php?fileID=aftelak12


On Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 4:53:31 PM UTC-5, Paul Remde wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone have a copy of the Dick Johnson report on the LAK...
Forum: Soaring September 2nd 20, 08:15 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By [email protected]
Virga, rain, cloudsuck - how close do you get?

ProfJ- Normally (never?) you won't get lift under virga, only a downdraft accelerated by evaporative cooling. Virga descends from cloud, so I suspect what you saw between rain clouds were the...
Forum: Soaring September 1st 20, 08:41 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By [email protected]
Virga, rain, cloudsuck - how close do you get?

Not a meteorologist, but perhaps if you were between 2 rain clouds, what you thought was virga might have actually been wispy-like convergence clouds forming as the 2 different downwashes collide to...
Forum: Soaring August 28th 20, 02:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 95
Views: 2,700
Posted By [email protected]
Paraglider pilot missing in eastern Nevada

It is unlikely that Oroc/Johnston survived the crash he was certainly involved in.

2G- You consistently post unsubstantiated certainties. Unless you're some sort of clairvoyant, I can't find...
Forum: Soaring August 18th 20, 06:56 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By [email protected]
Omarama update

Latest communication from Gavin Wills, Omarama, NZ:

Sadly, Glide Omarama does not expect to be operating from the Omarama Airfield in the near future.

It has been an incredibly challenging six...
Forum: Soaring August 10th 20, 03:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By [email protected]
Speed of a vario

Here's the link to the article (hit "download'). Though I commend Scott for slugging through the article and citing it (a welcome behavior for RAS), the authors do not conclude that the brain has a...
Forum: Soaring August 7th 20, 03:54 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 71
Views: 3,075
Posted By [email protected]
Best Flight Of the Day NA

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:07:08 PM UTC-5, Bob Youngblood wrote:
On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:44:49 PM UTC-4, wrote:
Did we miss this?

Source: It's just...
Forum: Soaring August 6th 20, 06:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 71
Views: 3,075
Posted By [email protected]
Best Flight Of the Day NA

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:44:49 PM UTC-5, wrote:
Did we miss this?

Source: It's just been confirmed that Kathy Fosha has earned a total of 23 California State and...
Forum: Soaring August 6th 20, 06:44 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 71
Views: 3,075
Posted By [email protected]
Best Flight Of the Day NA

Did we miss this?

Source: It's just been confirmed that Kathy Fosha has earned a total of 23 California State and National Record(s) from her 750 km Out and Return (Mt Grant O/R) flight on July 26,...
Forum: Soaring July 14th 20, 04:04 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By [email protected]
FS: Softie Mini

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:40:27 AM UTC-5, Ross wrote:
Any interest at $400?

Parachutes, like wine, are better with age I guess. I'll take it off your hands for $500.....just send me a check...
Forum: Soaring July 14th 20, 05:32 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By [email protected]
Wing pin grease

Just get some spray-on silicone lube - it really doesn't matter what you use (if everything is aligned you don't need any lube, just clean the grease off of the pins). Certainly don't use anything...
Forum: Soaring July 7th 20, 09:50 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 479
Posted By [email protected]
Leader of the free world

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 3:30:05 PM UTC-5, Jim White wrote:
US to pull out of WHO permanently. Abstention is no way to
demonstrate leadership.

God help us all

No doubt this post...
Forum: Soaring July 3rd 20, 04:42 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By [email protected]
liability insurance

On Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:00:04 AM UTC-5, Morris Carter wrote:
Any ideas on liability insurance for older pilots that can't get glider
insurance.

Ahem. Can anyone answer Morris's question?
Forum: Soaring June 29th 20, 04:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By [email protected]
Refugio TX Record Camp RE1

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:50:17 PM UTC-5, wrote:
The record camp at Refugio TX is an official go! A couple of us 1-26 fliers have put together a one week xc camp June 6 thru...
Forum: Soaring June 29th 20, 01:27 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By [email protected]
Returning to soaring after long time away...best BFR/refresherstudy material?

Welcome back!
The Soaring Safety Foundation offers abundant info (lit and videos) for you to re-familiarize a number of topics (for CFIG's as well). For additional suggestions and help in tailoring a...
Forum: Soaring June 17th 20, 01:00 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By [email protected]
Parachute Static Line?


The length of mine is half a wing span, with the nylon strapping layered together and contained by rubber bands. See pics at:
http://karlstriedieck.com/Parachute_Lanyard.pdf

Make sure...
Forum: Soaring June 9th 20, 08:09 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By [email protected]
Passing of Ginny Schweizer

Remembrances for the departed are great to read here, particularly for those of us less familiar with that person and how he/she may have touched us as individuals. IMO, condolences expressed on RAS...
Forum: Soaring June 9th 20, 03:16 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By [email protected]
Passing of Ginny Schweizer

UH: "Wonderful, cheerful lady". Indeed. Photo of Ginny and Liz Schwenkler getting ready for a flight.
http://womanpilot.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GinnyLiz_02.jpg
Forum: Soaring June 9th 20, 02:24 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By [email protected]
Passing of Ginny Schweizer

Obituary:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/the-leader/obituary.aspx?n=virginia-schweizer-ginny-mayer&pid=196306842&fhid=13269

Mike
Forum: Soaring June 9th 20, 03:30 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By [email protected]
XCSkies and Skysight

Any opinions on Top Meteo's forecast models?

https://europe.topmeteo.eu/en-gb/
Forum: Soaring June 3rd 20, 01:33 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By [email protected]
Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Imagery: Large Animation

Fine subscription product, but it also relies on the same cell phone reception which is, at best, iffy above ~4,000ft agl. One can buy small cell "booster" units that marginally improve reception....
Forum: Soaring May 27th 20, 02:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By [email protected]
300km Feminine O/R 15m and Standard Class National Attempt

Great flight, Kathy! (out of Mt. Valley)


https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=7786392
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