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Parowan Practice day Speeds by TomnKeyLargo
Practice day speeds ran from high 70's for standard, with MM winning the day. I don't recall the winner for sports, but it was in the mid 70's. The high 80"s was the winning speed for 15 Meter, and you only get one guess as to who. Remember this was just the practice day. Fly safe, Soar high,...
June 21st 04 01:50 AM
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Duo Discus canopy problems by David Starer
I recently had the alarming experience of the canopy coming nearly fully open on a Duo Discus shortly after take-off on aerotow. Both my student (who was flying the glider at the time) and I grabbed the handles when the canopy was about 45 degrees open and managed to close it. However all efforts...
June 20th 04 11:09 PM
by David Starer Go to last post
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Learning to soar web site by Roger Worden
There used to be a wonderful web site which described the experiences of a student learning to soar at Aboyne in the U.K. It had a great diagram of a typical flight, with a couple of dozen links to pages explaining each phase of the learning process. The URL was http://www.miskin.demon.co.uk/ ...
June 20th 04 09:08 AM
by Graham Dean Go to last post
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LX1000 Manual & Speed Astir Manual by Avron Tal
Hi all, Looking for a link to manuals in english for LX1000 and for Speed Astir. Thanks, Avron Tal
June 20th 04 07:15 AM
by Avron Tal Go to last post
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McGee by David Walsh
Ray, Here are the coordinates for Johnny McGhee's and Dead Stick. I forget what format this file is in, and I guessed at the altitude of McGhee's. 603,36:21.175N,078:22.900W,516F,AT,XNC2,xDeadstick 604,36:11.460N,078:20.580W,376F,AT,McGhee,xMcGhee Dave
June 20th 04 03:29 AM
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wanna do a good thing? by MikeYankee
That one was spammed across just about every newsgroup in existence, including the news.admin.net-abuse.* groups. Not too clever. Mike Yankee (Address is munged to thwart spammers. To reply, delete everything after "com".)
June 20th 04 03:23 AM
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Parowan 1st practice day 6-19 by TomnKeyLargo
Pilots meeting at 10:30 am went well and was short. Grid happened at 12 with first launches shortly after. Everything went smoothly, lift was up to 180 again, with climbs on course of over 10 kts. The stantards and 15 meters had the same course with polemtn and then Zion as turnpoints, Sports was...
June 20th 04 12:52 AM
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Region 4 S: ELT Mandatory by Chris OCallaghan
I just received a note from Lanier Frantz stating that all competitors at R4S must have an ELT. I understand the reason for this decision, but I question whether it will have the intended effect. I have long been against mandatory ELT use in soaring comopetitions for one reason only: they do not...
June 19th 04 11:40 PM
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ELT Mandatory ? by Jim Culp
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of gliding, Please consider carefully. What is our nature? Individual; or care from cradle to the grave? Equipment should be pilot's choice, with pilot weighing risks and outcome potentials. Further, if pilot does not return from a gliding flight let the contest...
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June 19th 04 06:40 PM
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New Castle ELT Requirement by Ed Byars
I'm glad to see the healthy discussion on ELTs. It's long overdue. New Castle. I conferred at length with Lanier (my long time friend and confidant) and urged him to make the ELT rule. I hope I was influential. I urged him to act dictatorially as owner of the airport. He has no authority to...
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June 19th 04 06:15 PM
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Soaring Server - Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange by John Leibacher
The Soaring Server is temporarily out of service with a hardware problem, however the mirror site is up-to-date apologies for the inconvenience, John Leibacher
June 19th 04 04:57 PM
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Marske Pioneer, 15 meter or Standard Class? by mat Redsell
On the Marske wing the elevator is on the trailing edge of the main wing but now that we have a moveable CG ( it acts like a trim) the elevator is now acting like a flap. With the weight all the way forward I can use up elevator to have negative flaps and take advantage of the drag bucket moving...
June 19th 04 02:02 PM
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FS: Butler LoPo 450 Parachute by Doug Bell
For Sale on Ebay Butler LoPo 450 canopy in wedge style back pack. Used in LS6 one season. Like new. Full details at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3684153748 use att.net as isp for functional address
June 19th 04 05:43 AM
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Parowan # 711 reporting 6-18 by TomnKeyLargo
This mornin the day started off right. An it just got better and better. K2, GJ, 7V, OE, PC, DUO, ES, and others took tows. Climbs were good to 15 thousand, then rose as the day wore on. Some high cloulds came over in the early afternoon, but out east and north it was still workin with climbs of 8...
June 19th 04 01:35 AM
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WTB: Borgelt B40 by James
Anyone selling a B40? Prefer 80mm display. Please email me at [email protected] DOT edu. Thanks
June 19th 04 12:02 AM
by James Go to last post
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Eberle Surge Brake Rebuild by Jim Hendrix
An article on rebulding the Eberle trailer surge brake has been posted to the Standard Cirrus web site. Text by Bruce Greeff and photo essey by Gunnar Blanke. Go to www.standardcirrus.org. Click Issues, then Trailers. JH
June 18th 04 08:28 PM
by Jim Hendrix Go to last post
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Club Class WGC online display by [email protected]
The VPOS system on the http://www.wgc2004.no/ site seems very disappointing compared with those used in previous WGCs, or am I missing something? I would expect 'Visual Position' to show a map but all I get is a list, if there are transmitters in selected gliders surely this is relatively...
June 18th 04 08:23 PM
by Dale Kramer Go to last post
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Con artist time waster warning by Mark Davies
Should anybody who is selling a glider or aircraft recieve a contact via email from some person called Gret Olsen I would recommened ignoring it. They have recently been contacting many people in UK, Germany and USA with promises of buying your aircraft for cash and then coming up with a long sob...
June 18th 04 07:38 PM
by Mark Davies Go to last post
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Soaring advice by Marc
Having always been fascinated by flight and thermals from an early age(R/C soarers/flight sims user), I had the opportunity 7 years ago to do a 5-day gliding course at the beautiful Long Mynd Gliding club; needless to say it was one of the best experiences of my life. As luck would have it, on the...
June 18th 04 11:26 AM
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Cambridge Instruments by Ian McPhee
People do not come much better than Gary K at Cambridge. Just talk to him on the phone and quietly he goes thru things with you. Regretfully the quality control of Martinsville Cambridge left a bit to be desired but it was real basic stuff which took 5 min to fix. Do not blame Gary for Martinsville...
June 18th 04 10:14 AM
by Bernd W. Hennig Go to last post
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