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Lee Majors film with 1-23's? by [email protected]
Hey all. About three years ago I saw a few snippets of a film without the audio. It was on the Esquire cable channel. Lee Majors. Soaring contest. Lady pilot climbs out of her 1-23 in tight dress and heels?! Cool footage of formation aerobatics. Seemed like a separate plot line involving a young...
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December 31st 16 05:00 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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FAA Leaves Glider Exemption Intact by rec.aviation.soaring
AOPA News: The FAA has withdrawn an advance notice of proposed rulemaking that could have led to a requirement for gliders to carry transponders, a costly upgrade that would have driven many glider pilots out of the sky. See Article He...
December 30th 16 11:34 PM
by Ventus_a Go to last post
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Proposed 2017 US Competition Rules Changes by [email protected]
The 2017 US Competition Rules Changes are available for review at the SSA web site under Contest rules and process. Feedback to RC members is welcomed and encouraged. Happy New Year to all. For the RC UH Chair
December 30th 16 04:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Top 20 XC Soaring Sites in the US by V1[_4_]
Looking for cross-country soaring sites to visit on vacation? Places to retire with top-notch soaring? I’ve done an analysis based on three years of US OLC (Online Contest) flight data covering 270+ sites, more than 40,000 flights, and in excess of 5 million miles flown. YMMV. Map is at...
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December 30th 16 06:11 AM
by Sean[_2_] Go to last post
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Weght of wings calculated from max T/O weight and max non lifting parts by [email protected]
Can you assume wings weight is max T/O weight - max non lifting parts ? I am trying to find the wing weight for my ventus C Dan
December 29th 16 11:35 PM
by Bob Gibbons[_2_] Go to last post
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Schweizer 1-26 Invitation by Clif McVay
The first Schweizer 1-26 gathering will be held: January 26, 2017 (aka 1-26) to January 29, 2017 at Seminole Lake Gliderport, Clermont FL This is an informal gathering of SGS1-26 gliders open to all. Optional fun tasks will be offered each flyable day. Prizes will be awarded. Tow prices...
December 29th 16 12:12 PM
by Clif McVay Go to last post
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Exporting Flight Stats from SeeYou by Tony[_5_]
Looking to analyze a bunch of igc files for our clubs trophy program. These will be flights made throughout the year by club pilots often flying different gliders on different flights. I've investigated using SeeYou Competition for the scoring but it is not designed for this type of year long...
December 29th 16 01:18 AM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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I need a glider in trailer towed from NY to WA by [email protected]
I've committed to buy an L-23 in Sarasota Springs, New York. It includes an enclosed trailer. I need it to come to Walla Walla, WA. Anybody coming in west that wants some help with expenses? Would like to have it shipped right after January 1. Thanks!
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December 29th 16 01:16 AM
by Tony[_5_] Go to last post
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Gliders reviews by Jacopo Romei
Hello everybody, I am considering creating a website to compare gliders, meant to help choosing the best glider to buy (2nd hand or new) at the best trade-off for anyone among price, safety, handling etc etc. I have a question for you, because I'd love to make this website useful for the...
December 28th 16 12:15 PM
by Jacopo Romei Go to last post
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Vacation and Add-on by [email protected]
Looking to get a glider add on rating through a commercial school to do it quickly. Nothing near by me suits this so I must travel. Reading through this forum I could use some pointers of where to train. Planning on taking a week of vacation, buying airline tickets for the family so I need...
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December 27th 16 02:38 PM
by Charlie Papa[_2_] Go to last post
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StroblSolar Controller LiFI Update by [email protected]
Has anyone adjusted the output of the StroblSolar Chargecontroller OS1 to better match the needs of a K2 battery? If so, can you please share the modifications. Regards, Bob Fletcher
December 27th 16 12:58 AM
by JS Go to last post
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Aussie SGP by Duster
Cheers to Bill Gawthrop and Sean Fidler as they near the completion of the Ozzie SGP. Sean won Race Day 5 and is tied overall for 2nd place (even with one DNF!) with one day to go. http://sgp.aero/australia2016/results-sgp/results.aspx?contestID=27858 You can replay any of the race day...
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December 26th 16 04:46 PM
by Dan Marotta Go to last post
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Huge thank you to Andrej Kolar of Naviteer! by Sean[_2_]
I wanted to send out a public thank you to Andrej Kolar (CEO of Naviteer) for extending free SeeYou licenses to our US Junior Team (Daniel Sazhin, JP Stewart and Noah Reitter) after I made the request for them a couple days ago. A nice Xmas present! Go get them this summer at the World Junior...
December 25th 16 01:19 AM
by Sean[_2_] Go to last post
0 214
L-19 Bird Dog, Pilatus B-4 & Grob 102 for Sale by [email protected]
Sandhill Soaring Club, located near Ann Arbor, MI, is consolidating its fleet. It currently has a Pilatus B-4 (not rated for aerobatics) with an open trailer and a Grob 102 Astir CS with a clam-shell trailer available for sale. The G-102 will need to have its wings refinished in coming years but...
December 24th 16 10:40 PM
by Christopher Schrader Go to last post
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US Team Camp Calendar Warning by [email protected]
Folks, I recently committed to talk about some European racing techniques highlighted in my World's report at a team camp. The guidelines for when to search for thermals and when to park and exploit others doing the searching are interesting. The camp will likely be run alongside the Cordele cross...
December 24th 16 03:48 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
3 328
Looking for Steve Harris (ex world altitude record holder) by Sean[_2_]
Can anyone help me find Steve? Thanks, Sean
December 23rd 16 11:54 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
4 251
"Cabriolet" open cockpit canopy? by Ryan Wubben
Is it possible to replace the standard canopy on a Scheibe L-Spatz III (or any of that series) with an open cockpit "cabriolet" style canopy? Do plans exist? I've seen pictures on a K-6 and K-8 (even a dual one on an ASK-13!), but I'm curious what the process is and what paperwork is required?...
December 23rd 16 10:07 PM
by Jonathan St. Cloud Go to last post
7 263
Transponder ANPRM Withdrawal by Eric Bick (ZN7)
Preliminary notification of publication scheduled for December 23. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/23/2016-30910/transponder-requirement-for-gliders-withdrawal
December 23rd 16 06:35 PM
by Darryl Ramm Go to last post
2 243
New Record? by Steve Leonard[_2_]
Was just looking at OLC, and there has been at least one, 1,000KM + flight each day since December 3. Haven't looked back, but I suspect this is likely close to the longest string of days where this has happened. And if not for December 2nd, the string would go back to November 24th. Good...
December 22nd 16 06:51 PM
by Stephan van den Berg Go to last post
3 252
RIP Matt Wright (Balleka on YouTube) by Stephan van den Berg
Dreadful news coming from the UK today. Matt Wright (Balleka on YouTube) was tragically killed in a mid-air whilst flying his glider this weekend. I believe he collided with a power plane. I'm sure we have all watched some of Matt's videos on YouTube over and over. He will be sorely missed. RIP...
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December 22nd 16 05:55 PM
by Duster Go to last post
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