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US Team Selection by Doug Jacobs
All pilots wishing to be candidates for US Teams in international competition should review the .pdf item under "Special Reporting" on the right side of the page under the following URL prior to planning their 2003 competition participation http://www.ssa.org/UsTeam/ust_committee.htm Doug...
October 3rd 03 04:39 PM
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Flying Technique Question of the Day by Jim Vincent
Tailored towards the newbies: On final, assuming there is a crosswind and you need to forward or side slip, does it make a difference which wing is held down, and why? Jim Vincent CFIG N483SZ
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October 3rd 03 03:29 PM
by Marcel Duenner Go to last post
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Mountain High oxygen systems by Simon Waddell
Christmas is a-comin' etc. and I'm thinking of replacing my old A14 diluter demand system with a Mountain High EDS system. The A14 hasn't been used for years; now I'm living in the mountains I want something I know I can trust Can I trust the EDS system? Anybody out there got anything good or...
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October 3rd 03 03:12 PM
by Bert Willing Go to last post
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Grob 103 bulletin becomes AD by Mike Borgelt
On 2 Oct 2003 08:32:56 -0700, (Bob Kuykendall) wrote: The FAA has just announced an AD against the Grob 103 sailplanes. You can view it on the Web at: http://www.avantext.com/media/files/ADs/20031914.pdf The AD seems to have about the same content as the Grob...
October 3rd 03 12:47 AM
by Mike Borgelt Go to last post
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Nimbus 2C gas springs by Bill Daniels
New flap/spoiler gas springs are on order for my Nimbus 2C. Would anyone care to give me the procedure for getting the old one out and the new one in? It looks to be a real pain to get the rear bolt out. Bill Daniels
October 3rd 03 12:44 AM
by Mike Borgelt Go to last post
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TINSFOS - looking for a Nimbus T in Europe somewhere by tango4
As the subject line says. I'm looking for a Nimbus 3T or early Nimbus 4 ( turbo ready ) Cash waiting! All condition aircraft considered ( I've got 6 months till the season picks up again! ) Anyone know of any Nimbii looking for a new owner? Ian
October 2nd 03 09:14 PM
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Cambridge Aero: Repair Situation Update by Chip Bearden
Just wanted to report that Cambridge is still in the repair business with good results. Two weeks before the New Castle (USA) regionals, my CAI Model 20 GPS/NAV stopped working. The green light that normally blinks stayed on full time, the box made a clicking noise every couple of seconds, and the...
October 2nd 03 06:56 PM
by Chip Bearden Go to last post
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Fossett In Newsweek by Kevin Christner
There is a 3 page article on Steve Fossett in this weeks Newsweek starting on pg 73. About 1/3 of the article is about gliding, and there are several large pictures of him in his ASH-25M. Kevin Christner
October 2nd 03 05:36 PM
by Tom Frazer Go to last post
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Field report by JJ Sinclair
Dr. Jack, Welcome to retirement and RAS, I hope you have a thick skin as you will need it here. A great big thanks for the BLIP-MAP, I use it every time I fly and find it very accurate. All the best, JJ Sinclair
October 2nd 03 02:49 PM
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500 foot rule and pilot opinion poll by John Cochrane
Fellow US pilots: This year's SRA pilot poll will be on line in a few days. It contains a question on the 500 foot rule. I urge you to read it, think about it, and vote. In particular, this is a rule that benefits newer, less experienced pilots. It doesn't matter much to the top 5 national...
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October 2nd 03 02:13 PM
by Kevin Neave Go to last post
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TV-feature - "Rodeo in the Sky" by Rene Heise
A 45 minute programme, "Rodeo in the Sky", featuring the Mountain Wave Project will be shown on the German TV-channel Radio Berlin Brandenburg around 9.15pm on October 14. It covers historical aspects of wave discovery and research as well as the sensational record setting flights in the wave...
October 2nd 03 11:28 AM
by Rene Heise Go to last post
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Exporting a used glider and claiming taxes back by goneill
In New Zealand when you export you can claim tax back ,do you know if the same situation applies in France, Germany, or other countries in Europe or USA gary
October 2nd 03 10:49 AM
by goneill Go to last post
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endorsements for private pilot glider rating by Joel Taylor
Ok folks. Gotta a simple question. Do I need a specific endorsement for FAR 61.31 (j) (ii) to do aerotow? My CFI-G says nope, my solo endorsement was for aero-tow and I dont' need a seperate endorsment. (Although I don't find the word aero-tow written in my log book at all). I am going for...
October 2nd 03 06:44 AM
by Joel Taylor Go to last post
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Group Genesis Website?? by Mike Ba
Are these guys still in business? I've found several links to http://www.groupgenesis.com/, but it appears to be for sale.
October 2nd 03 06:24 AM
by Lennie the Lurker Go to last post
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High speed passes & FAA by Jim Culp
Gentlefolk, Since when wuz 120-155 mph fast at an airport? Not for a long long time, and it wasnt against any airport speedin rule was it? In fack, it aint fast at all.
October 2nd 03 01:46 AM
by Bruce Hoult Go to last post
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5% SSA Group Insurance Discount by Jim Skydell
I recently learned that the SSA Group Hull and Liability Insurance Program through Costello now offers a 5% premium discount for any insured SSA member who is also a member of AOPA. A nice way to save a few bucks, or (maybe) pay for the cost of membership in either of the organizations. Pat...
October 2nd 03 01:36 AM
by Duane Eisenbeiss Go to last post
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Tow Hook on Cessna 180? by Stuart Grant
Just purchased a Cessna 180 and hope to use it occasionally for glider towing. Found an STC for hook installation by Javelin Aircraft which seems not to be around anymore. Gasser Banner says they don't have one. Having towed behind a C-180 at Seminole Lake I know it is possible. Tim Mara says Karl...
October 2nd 03 12:50 AM
by Stuart Grant Go to last post
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Online Ground School - opinions? by Tony Verhulst
be ready to pass the FAA test next spring when operations resume. Searching for instructional material, I found : http://www.falcontrainingsystems.com/ggs/ and was curious what opinions might be out there? Has anyone used this training material before? It appears to me that I could...
October 2nd 03 12:39 AM
by Mike Stramba Go to last post
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New UK Regulations by
I hear as from the 1st October all gliders in the UK will have to be registered with the CAA and placed on the normal UK aircraft register carrying the allocated G- marks. At present the BGA has always overseen this. What difference will these changes have, besides of course costing us all more...
October 2nd 03 12:13 AM
by David Roberts Go to last post
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Declaring a flight in WinPilot to the Volkslogger by JohnD
Chuck: Jerry has been very helpful to me over the past years. Even called me from Spain to help with what turned-out to be an operator malfunction. Ooops. What is your configuration? How are they connected? In some confugurations (B50) there needs to be a Flt/Dec. switch which in Dec. mode cuts...
October 1st 03 11:55 PM
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