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ASK 21 grounded after November 30 ? ? ? by Jock Proudfoot
Gliding International posted -ASK 21 is grounded after November 30 Who knows what ?
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Today 05:07 AM
by Charles Longley Go to last post
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US: Pilot Ranking List (PRL) for 2019 by John Leibacher
With Region 4 North completed, the 2018 racing season has concluded and the first release of the PRL is available at soaringweb.org/PRL . There are always some glitches in identifying pilots from the score sheets, team members, etc, so please check things over and send along your questions and...
Today 03:44 AM
by John Leibacher Go to last post
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ASW-19 Maximum Weight by Ouroboros
Hello. I'm looking for a sailplane with my partner and we've come across a very nice ASW-19 that we are interested in. The aircraft has a maximum pilot weight of 196 pounds, which my partner just barely squeaks under with a parachute and will probably be over with drinking water and any other...
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Today 01:55 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Greatful for this group by Jonathan St. Cloud
A few nights ago I stumbled into a conversation on FB Tail Draggers Unit. The question was as simple as it gets: Airspeed, controlled by power or pitch? I know simple, but there so many that were sure the answer was power or a combination of power and pitch. Some thought power controlled speed...
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Today 12:22 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Blanik L-13 Fly Again by [email protected]
N90846 flew on 10/18/18 after about 10 years of being grounded by an AD that covered around 850 worldwide including approx. 125 in the USA. Due to Greg Mecklenburg’s efforts starting two years ago the FAA approved a repair. (See the article in SOARING a couple of months ago). Three gliders were...
Yesterday 09:02 PM
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Cheaper tows? by Tony[_5_]
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/cng-airplane/ could be perfect for a club towplane since we fuel up at the club field 99.9% of the time.
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Yesterday 04:32 PM
by AS Go to last post
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Video of gliding in the Alps with rain and thunder, video is up foronly seven days. NOT SPAM! by [email protected]
https://we.tl/t-jLYAkVdRDx Hello Everyone! Well, this is THE BEST video of my vacation gliding in the Alps, 2018, among many videos produced. The video at this link will only be available for seven days. Today is Oct 20th, 2018. https://we.tl/t-jLYAkVdRDx Preface: July 8, 2018. France, ...
Yesterday 04:23 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Bob Harris by [email protected]
Bob Harris passed away on Oct 6, 2018. He was 86 years old. Bob set the world gliding altitude record on Feb. 17, 1986 with a flight to 49,009 feet out of California City. This was the culmination of a sustained and extensive effort that had started 6 years earlier, first with a partner and later...
Yesterday 07:23 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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US RULES COMMITTEE ELECTION AND POLL - LAST CALL by Andy Blackburn[_3_]
Only one day left! So far, poll responses are up 15% from 2017 and are up an impressive 30% from two years ago, but there are many of you out there who haven't responded yet. If you have flown a US contest in the past three years we want your feedback! Participation in the annual rules poll is...
October 20th 18 09:02 PM
by Tango Eight Go to last post
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CFI-G by Joe Rizzo
Hi folks. Passed my Commercial Glider check ride today. I'm currently a CFI-A. Do I need to take a written test before taking the CFI-G checkride? Joe
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October 20th 18 08:40 PM
by Joe Rizzo Go to last post
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FS: ClearNav Wood Stick Grips by [email protected]
Available are 2 of the very nice wood grips for mounting the CN remote control buttons on the stick. I ended up not using them and they were never installed. Bore is 0.763 or 19.4mm which makes them sized for SH diameter sticks, but with a little creativity they could be used on any glider. Like...
October 20th 18 06:51 PM
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How does an aerotow rope break in two places? by son_of_flubber
True story. A couple years ago I ran the wing for a glider that aerotowed into rotor. The rope broke. Both aircraft and both tost rings made it back to the airfield. The rope broke at both ends. How is that even possible?
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October 20th 18 02:52 PM
by Steve Koerner Go to last post
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CELEBRATING OUR 12TH BIRTHDAY by [email protected]
Hi Gliding Enthusiasts We are particularly proud of our November issue which goes in the mail next week. Our team was set the task of making it our best ever so it could honour our 12th birthday. It’s hard to acknowledge that we have been producing an issue every eight weeks for 12 years and...
October 20th 18 02:05 AM
by Ramy[_2_] Go to last post
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17.6 meter tips for Ventus C ? by Matt Herron (Sr)
I just returned from the LAK factory in Lithuania where I discovered to my great surprise my former Ventus C (22 Tango) fully restored and ready to fly. The new owner, Martynas Bykovas would like to find a pair of 17.6 meter tips to enhance his soaring in the mild lift conditions prevalent in...
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October 19th 18 08:50 PM
by Martynas Bykovas Go to last post
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SZD-55 by ASM
I am looking for the seat back for SZD-55. If someone has one and can part way with it, please let me know. Best regards, Jacek
October 19th 18 07:37 PM
by ASM Go to last post
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Mt Washington Diamond Mine delivers again... by Giaco
3 New Diamonds and Lennie #1's at the Mt. Washington Wave camp yesterday. Potentially a new state record as well, but verifying the logs. Tows were as low as 2K, with highest climb in the 32K...
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October 19th 18 06:13 PM
by RR Go to last post
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US Team Committee Election by [email protected]
The SSA’s US Team Committee is responsible for all aspects of US participation in world and continental gliding championships organized by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale). Current committee members are Pete Alexander (chairman), Sarah Arnold, Fernando Silva and Bob...
October 19th 18 04:25 PM
by Andy Blackburn[_3_] Go to last post
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Diamant spares in the US by [email protected]
Some time ago Mike Mallis posted a part out on a 16.5 on behalf of a lien holder, this included a spar stub modification kit produced by FFA. A bit of a long shot but does anyone know where this kit ended up? Any contact details for Mike appreciated and also for Dan Pearson who I understand...
October 18th 18 10:46 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Refinishing Ventus b Fuselage by Richard Pfiffner[_2_]
Pictures and process for refinishing a ventus b fuselage. Work in progress pictures and process as work is completed. http://www.craggyaero.com/ventus.htm Richard www.craggyaero.com
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October 18th 18 09:27 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FS: SZD 48-1 Jantar Standard 2 by Ben Kairys
About to be posted on Wings and Wheels...1980 SZD 48-1 Jantar Standard 2 . Ready to fly with fresh Condition Inspection. Ship Equipped with a Micro Air 760 radio, Cambridge 302/303 Vario/logger/Nav, ELT, oxygen system and 2 good batteries with charger. Original paint finish in good shape overall....
October 18th 18 03:16 PM
by Ben Kairys Go to last post
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