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All, I have been looking into having my glider refinished. Casual conversations with other pilots revealed that most think a "normal" refinishing job would cost about $10k. After speaking with Gaines in Georgia, I believe that is wildly optimistic. Gaines charges $60 per hour, and he says the...
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December 3rd 03 10:14 PM
by Mike Lindsay Go to last post
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Two radios on one headset by unt
Hi We try to have on one headset to radios. One radio is a aviation radio the other a all-people-radio with a range of about 2 km. What we want is to have is a master-slave funtionality. If the master gets a signal the slave should be quiet. Do you have any idea if there is such a thing to buy in...
December 3rd 03 07:52 AM
by unt Go to last post
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So EAA gets to be a millionaire by John H. Campbell
Congratulations to our sport flying friends at the Experimental Aircraft Association for orchestrating the introduction to flight of 1 million kids 14-17! EAA achieved its ten-year goal mid-November just a bit ahead of schedule, in time for the Centennial of the Wright brothers' powered flights of...
December 3rd 03 06:43 AM
by John H. Campbell Go to last post
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Texas Winter Down Wind Dash Contest? by Snead1
We have had very little rain in Texas this fall. Is anyone interested in a handicapped open distance contest during December, January, and February? Longest handicap distance flown in Texas wins. Bill Snead 6W
December 3rd 03 04:00 AM
by Burt Compton Go to last post
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Marfa Task areas & directions by chris
I am planning a trip to Marfa TX for next summer. Several pilots in the group want to attempt long flights, including some FAI length O&R and Triangles. 300km, 500km, 750km and 1000km lengths. These lengths put you over a lot of ground. I'd like some advice from experienced Marfa/Hobbs pilots on...
December 3rd 03 01:12 AM
by Stewart Kissel Go to last post
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Westerboer ? by Phil Jeffery
Does anyone know what is happening at Westerboer? I have sent three emails over the last couple of weeks and not received any response. Regards Phil Jeffery
December 2nd 03 11:40 PM
by Phil Jeffery Go to last post
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DG Flugzeugbau and LS: Not united... by Andreas Maurer
ladies and Gentlemen, check this: http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/schade-segelflug-e.html Please note this sentence: At the beginning of October Bernd Gauger - the German agent of the Lithuanian company LAK - and Axel Reich arranged a visit to our factory in Bruchsal. They mentioned that LAK...
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December 2nd 03 11:26 PM
by Marc Ramsey Go to last post
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Dr Jack's BLIPMAPS by Jim
I came across Dr Jack's BLIPMAP forecast page http://www.drjack.net/BLIPMAP/NE/index.html Probably a lot of good information if you know how to use it (and some very pretty maps), but also not exactly intuitive and slightly overwhelming. Anybody find good use of this material, and in an orderly...
December 2nd 03 08:44 PM
by Jack Glendening Go to last post
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Trace files for Minden, NV area in IGC WSViewer format by Jerome Conners
Can anyone provide trace files for the Minden, NV area...in IGC format? Any date and time. If so, then please indicate date and time of trace file. Jer
December 2nd 03 04:55 PM
by Al Go to last post
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Final Glide for Don Dorrell by JJ Sinclair
December Soaring has Don Dorrell listed under Final Glide. Does anyone have details on his death? The Don Dorrell that I knew was a young guy and as you all know that means anybody younger than me. Sad news, Don was a good racing pilot and always fun to be around. His wife, Joy, was just that, a...
December 2nd 03 02:56 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Date of effect now 1 April 2004 for revised IGC-approval for certain legacy types of GNSS flight recorder by Ian Strachan
From: Chairman, IGC GNSS Flight Recorder Approval Committee (GFAC) Subject: Date of effect now 1 April 2004 for revised IGC-approval conditions for certain legacy types of GNSS flight recorder. An announcement was recently made to the effect that a number of types of legacy recorders would have...
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December 2nd 03 08:08 AM
by Janos Bauer Go to last post
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Peschges VP3 Problems by Nick Gilbert
Hi There, I have a VP3E that is giving nonsense characters on startup. Have flicked all switches to no avail. Anyone seen this before? Is there anyone left that can service Peschges stuff? Nick.
December 2nd 03 04:12 AM
by Nick Gilbert Go to last post
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Calistoga 1967-68 by Dale and Rosemary Thompson
In 1967-68 I took some early glider training at Calistoga, California. Am now assembling some history notes. Does anyone have any recollections to share about Mike Duffy and Calistoga Air Park? Thanks, Dale Thompson Dale
December 1st 03 10:27 PM
by Dale and Rosemary Thompson Go to last post
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Borgelt website update by Mike Borgelt
Hi folks! We've added some material and photos to our website particularly about the B2000. Including some updated dealer contact details. We are interested in feedback, particularly from those not using MS browsers. That's my panel and glider on the home page.
December 1st 03 07:47 PM
by Mike Borgelt Go to last post
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Student-Instructor question (USA) by Nolaminar
Does instructor have to on the ground when a student is flying? Can the CFIG be towing or giving other instruction? GA
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December 1st 03 06:25 PM
by Tony Verhulst Go to last post
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'Nother PW-5/World Class question by Bob Kuykendall
Somebody posted on this topic a while back, but I can't find it now. So my apologies for repeating it: For how long is the PW-5 the official glider of the World Class? Are there any provisions in the FAI or IGC rules for the eventual retirement of the design and a switch to a second-generation...
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December 1st 03 03:11 PM
by nafod40 Go to last post
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Handicapping distributed competitions by tango4
How do we go about handicapping flights made on different continents in different ships? There are several online competition sites in operation but they seem to apply a standard ship handicap without compensating for the place or conditions prevailing at the time of the flight. How can the guy in...
December 1st 03 12:25 PM
by Scott Go to last post
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Current standings in the 2002 r.a.s. League by Dr. Guenther Eichhorn
This is a collection of flights submitted by the pilots on an honour basis. Up to four flights count for the standings.p It can be accessed at a href="http://acro.harvard.edu//LEAGUE/ras_league.html"http://acro.harvard.edu//LEAGUE/ras_league.html/ap Following are all the flights currently...
December 1st 03 06:48 AM
by Dr. Guenther Eichhorn Go to last post
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New US Web Site Pipistrel Motorgliders by Pipistrel-USA
New Sport Pilot Site up today...... pipistrel-usa.com http://www.pipistrel-usa.com Featured the Pipistrel Sinus and Virus from Europe...... Some really nice screen wallpapers with calanders in them worth downloading, check it out and enjoy. Take Care Michael Coates pipistrel-usa.com
November 30th 03 10:35 PM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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XCSoar Still under development? by Michael Pitoniak
folks, anyone know of any plans for future releases of XCSoar? has'nt been any activity on there web page for some time. thx, mike
November 30th 03 10:23 PM
by Michael Pitoniak Go to last post
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