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Old August 14th 18, 04:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.
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Old August 14th 18, 05:59 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.


The article mentions "weight turbulence" I think that should read "wake turbulence. Shouldn't be an issue unless Perlan plans on boxing the wake.
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Old August 14th 18, 08:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:59:35 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.


The article mentions "weight turbulence" I think that should read "wake turbulence. Shouldn't be an issue unless Perlan plans on boxing the wake.


Journalists never know what they're writing about. They mishear and don't understand anyway. They also never show their article to anyone with any knowledge of the subject matter before publishing. You see the very common result.
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Old August 14th 18, 01:09 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Wake news.

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Old August 14th 18, 01:31 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:59:35 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:

The article mentions "weight turbulence" I think that should read "wake turbulence. Shouldn't be an issue unless Perlan plans on boxing the wake.


Sometimes, you do things you hadn't initially planned to do!

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Old August 14th 18, 04:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Bruce Hoult wrote on 8/14/2018 12:17 AM:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:59:35 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.


The article mentions "weight turbulence" I think that should read "wake turbulence. Shouldn't be an issue unless Perlan plans on boxing the wake.


Journalists never know what they're writing about. They mishear and don't understand anyway. They also never show their article to anyone with any knowledge of the subject matter before publishing. You see the very common result.


Too broad and too harsh, in part because the article may have been edited, or fell
victim to spell-checking. Most journalists do have areas of significant
competence, It is a bit ironic one would complain about a misspelling in a forum
where people complain about the errors in the forum ...

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http://soaringsafety.org/prevention/...anes-2014A.pdf
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Old August 14th 18, 04:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:28:13 AM UTC-4, Eric Greenwell wrote:
Bruce Hoult wrote on 8/14/2018 12:17 AM:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:59:35 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.

The article mentions "weight turbulence" I think that should read "wake turbulence. Shouldn't be an issue unless Perlan plans on boxing the wake.


Journalists never know what they're writing about. They mishear and don't understand anyway. They also never show their article to anyone with any knowledge of the subject matter before publishing. You see the very common result.


Too broad and too harsh, in part because the article may have been edited, or fell
victim to spell-checking. Most journalists do have areas of significant
competence, It is a bit ironic one would complain about a misspelling in a forum
where people complain about the errors in the forum ...

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Eric Greenwell - Washington State, USA (change ".netto" to ".us" to email me)
- "A Guide to Self-Launching Sailplane Operation"
https://sites.google.com/site/motorg...ad-the-guide-1
- "Transponders in Sailplanes - Dec 2014a" also ADS-B, PCAS, Flarm

http://soaringsafety.org/prevention/...anes-2014A.pdf


I found the article interesting and had no trouble with one glitch.
UH
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Old August 14th 18, 06:10 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Not perfect, but a better effort than many articles I've read.

What a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime adventure this must be for their entire family!

Chip Bearden
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Old August 14th 18, 10:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On 08/14/2018 09:35 AM, wrote:
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:28:13 AM UTC-4, Eric Greenwell wrote:
Bruce Hoult wrote on 8/14/2018 12:17 AM:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:59:35 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:18:01 PM UTC-6, Frank Whiteley wrote:
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.

The article mentions "weight turbulence" I think that should read "wake turbulence. Shouldn't be an issue unless Perlan plans on boxing the wake.

Journalists never know what they're writing about. They mishear and don't understand anyway. They also never show their article to anyone with any knowledge of the subject matter before publishing. You see the very common result.


Too broad and too harsh, in part because the article may have been edited, or fell
victim to spell-checking. Most journalists do have areas of significant
competence, It is a bit ironic one would complain about a misspelling in a forum
where people complain about the errors in the forum ...

--
Eric Greenwell - Washington State, USA (change ".netto" to ".us" to email me)
- "A Guide to Self-Launching Sailplane Operation"
https://sites.google.com/site/motorg...ad-the-guide-1
- "Transponders in Sailplanes - Dec 2014a" also ADS-B, PCAS, Flarm

http://soaringsafety.org/prevention/...anes-2014A.pdf


I found the article interesting and had no trouble with one glitch.
UH


The one incorrect word was hardly an issue. The explanation of why they
needed such a high altitude tow unfortunately got a bit garbled, of
course they want to go above the area of no lift, not just to it. That
would be confusing to non-pilots.

"The goal is to pull them to a place in the atmosphere where there is no
lift, so they don't have to waste their battery, which limits flight
time," Roberta said about the glider's battery power of eight hours.

-Dave


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Old August 16th 18, 02:32 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:18:01 PM UTC-4, Frank Whiteley wrote:
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifest...s-stratosphere Arne is an SSA member and member of Colorado Soaring Association.


Here is a video of the first tow by the Grob G520 towing a G103.
https://youtu.be/q-1qBOUMfwo
There is no N-# visible on the Egrett in the video. Does anyone know what category it is registered?

Uli
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