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The 'Legendary Julian Glider Pilots Soar Through Life' Article by Tom BravoMike
In his latest 'Eglider Newsletter' (Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018), Tom Knauff mentions an article about the Ridge Soaring Gliderport in the local (State College) 'Town & Gown" magazine. A quick search gives this link to the article...
September 15th 18 06:33 PM
by Tom BravoMike Go to last post
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Vario Comparison by [email protected]
Hi- I've searched the archives of this oft-discussed topic, but am not finding specific answers I'm seeking. If you have good experience or knowledge about the specific issues below, I would much appreciate your insights. 1) Latency with accuracy. What is the quickest vario with accuracy? Are...
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September 15th 18 04:54 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Too many accidents by [email protected]
I have been soaring since the late 70's and can recall many accidents in the past. It seems, however, that recently the accident rate has spiked. While I don't have exact data to confirm this (I'm sure our friends at the SSF have it), it seems that we are experiencing higher than average...
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September 15th 18 03:21 AM
by Duster[_2_] Go to last post
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Oxygen regulator for MH EDS by John Foster
Does anyone know the specifics of what kind of regulator is used with the Older MH EDS systems? I’ve been given an older EDS unit but will have to buy a separate oxygen bottle and regulator.
September 14th 18 11:32 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Flying Gliders in Europe: Medical Requirements by [email protected]
I'm trying to put together a trip to the LAK factory in Lithuania to test fly the new MiniLAK FES, a 16.5 meter self launch that I may decide to purchase. The folks at LAK are onboard, but the civil aviation authority in Lithuania is raising bureaucratic barriers to my flying there. They've...
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September 14th 18 09:10 PM
by Chris Ramler Go to last post
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Ventus ballast leak by wladkummer76
Hi all, Id like to ask for help here. My Ventus a SN143 right wing ballast is leaking around the ballast valve actuator rod. I've contacted S&H but no response so far. I do not know if a O-ring seal would fit in the small recess. Have anyone in this group experienced this problem? Thanks to...
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September 13th 18 09:26 PM
by MrT Go to last post
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HPH Glasflugel 304eS FES battery fire by James Thomson[_2_]
The AAIB report has been published: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5b74225ce5274a0b344cabd 5/HPH_Glasflugel_304_eS_G-GSGS_09-18.pdf
September 13th 18 06:47 PM
by Ben Hirashima Go to last post
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Use of Parachutes by Jonathon May
This is a good talk by G.Dale about bailout situations G successfully bailed out after a mid air collision https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvOKZ1CC8NoSro7U5LkED-Q If you fly you should at least watch it Jon
September 13th 18 06:03 PM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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New soaring video about flying in Tehachapi, California USA... by Glider Pilot
September 13th 18 10:32 AM
by rj Go to last post
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Perlan Climbing by Tony[_5_]
Perlan has climbed above release height. I believe the first soaring flight this season for them. http://www.perlanproject.cloud/VirtualCockpit.html
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September 12th 18 10:56 PM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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Tow Pilot Medical by John Huthmaker
It looks like a tow pilot can fly under a private pilots license. There are several stipulations, including needing to have 100 hours PIC in the same category aircraft, etc, etc. Does anyone know about the medical requirements? I currently am using BasicMED, and have no current plans to get any...
September 12th 18 09:40 PM
by Brian[_1_] Go to last post
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2018 Dust Devil Dash September 8th by JS[_5_]
The Dash is almost here. The Kowbell of the West! September 8, 2018, Annual Dust Devil Dash - Mountain Valley Airport (L94), Tehachapi, CA. This is a one day, straight out CH-handicapped distance event. The entry fee is $5.00. Briefing is at 9am on the 8th. Register before the briefing if...
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September 12th 18 02:09 AM
by 6PK Go to last post
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Glider Cockpit Safety by Kevin Christner
I think anyone who has read the "too many deaths" thread has been sobered. When we take to the air, we are accepting a far greater degree of risk than the vast majority every will. We do it because of the personal satisfaction we receive, which makes our lives brighter as a whole. But I also...
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September 11th 18 11:43 PM
by Andrzej Kobus Go to last post
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Electric Winch Project by Frank Whiteley
https://www.hdelectriclaunch.com/ Blog updates that were previously only on Facebook.
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September 11th 18 03:42 AM
by son_of_flubber Go to last post
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Car/Truck to pull glider trailer by [email protected]
Hi All, I am new to this group and last fall added a glider rating to my ASEL certificate. I am planning to replace my car this summer and in anticipation of purchasing a glider someday, I would like to purchase a vehicle that would do a good job towing a glider. I also want it to get the best...
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September 10th 18 08:52 PM
by 2G Go to last post
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Low energy (full stall) landings: are they safe? by Chris Snyder
Please forgive me for replying to a long-dead thread, but there is a lot of good information in this conversation and I'm looking to improve my landings in my new-to-me DG-200. I'm only on my 4th flight, but the last two landings have had very noticible bounces as I attempted to do a wheel...
September 10th 18 04:46 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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Parachute rigger in Germany by [email protected]
Anybody here know of any FAA certified parachute riggers in Germany. If not in Germany, somewhere else in the EU?
September 10th 18 09:31 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Winch Clinic hosted by Carolina Soaring Association by AS
Hi all in Glider-Land, the Carolina Soaring Association is hosing its annual Winch Clinic. The clinic will be taking place on Friday, October 5 (ground school) and October 6/7 (flying). Since our home field KSPA is still closed due to construction, we will be flying at the Triple Tree Aerodrome...
September 10th 18 04:22 AM
by Charlie Quebec Go to last post
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Rear view camera on tow plane by [email protected]
Anyone using a rear view camera in their tow plane? I know this has been covered before, but there has been a lot of changes in the technology. Our club is just finishing rebuilding our Pawnee. Instead of mounting mirror(s) we're considering using a temp installed camera with the monitor velcro'd...
September 9th 18 06:37 PM
by Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) Go to last post
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SHK-1 drawings by [email protected]
I have recently started restoring SHK-1 #07/130. I was wondering if anyone has drawings, I'm specifically looking for specs on the landing gear. Any help would be appreciated! Bill
September 9th 18 04:13 PM
by Scott Williams Go to last post
5 100
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