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Dick Padgett passed away by FZ[_2_]
Our dear friend Dick Padgett passed away last night, June 22. Dick was a war hero as a B-17 pilot in WWII, and in civilian life loved to fly, teach and tow. He represented many of the great things we love about aviation - professionalism, joy, sharing, teaching and making everyone feel that they...
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Today 06:33 PM
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2019 Hobbs 18M/Open Class Nats. Day 7 6/26/19 by [email protected]
Today we have a high pressure system a little to the north creating a subsidence inversion which will probably reduce the lift band somewhat. There is a 50/50 chance of cu and possibly bases as high as 13000 ft. It's also possible day will stay blue with best climbs no higher than 10000 to 12000...
Today 06:19 PM
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Tail Gate for vintage (70's) Komet trailer by Joel Flamenbaum[_2_]
Help in finding = anyone out there know where one could be found?
Today 05:31 PM
by Joel Flamenbaum[_2_] Go to last post
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Ventus rigging advice, please? by John McLaughlin
I've recently started flying a Ventus2. I can't rig the thing without a lot of struggle. The trouble is, there's a cover above the spars and you can't see anything once the first wing is in. I struggle to get the second wing to fit, never knowing whether it's a bit too high or a bit too low....
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Today 02:43 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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New Skysight Color by Dan Marotta
Just came up a couple of days ago.* Looks dark gray.* By looking at adjacent colors it appears to show lift well above 16,000' here in New Mexico.* In the past week or so, I've had to steer away from clouds to avoid breaking 18,000'... Here's a screen shot...
Today 01:35 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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ASW 20 Gear well full of dirt - Any improvements? by [email protected]
Landed out in a very soft dirt field during the Region 8 contest, and had so much dirt in my gear well and glider, that I spent the next 3 hours that evening vacuming and blowing it out. Still don't have it all out. The -19 and -20 gliders don't have the fully sealed gear box that the newer ships...
Today 05:37 AM
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Flight review required? by Terry Pitts
This came up today on askacfi.com. Most of us have seen someone who used to fly but hasn't for years and decides to take up soaring. These people have no medical, no flight review, and no 90-day currency. They cannot fly whatever it is they used to fly, but with some - maybe a lot - of time and...
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Yesterday 10:50 PM
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Pawnee auxiliary oil cooler STC -- need info. by RV 6 Driver
I am working on a Pawnee (PA25-235) that has an old STC (SA300SO) installed on it allowing for a 2nd oil cooler. The STC was added in 1965. The owner of the STC was Memphis Aero Corp and is apparently out of business. I am needing the installation instructions for this. Does anyone within the...
Yesterday 09:44 PM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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Need help testing new SN10 firmware by Dave Nadler
Ideally with an SN10 connected to PowerFLARM with IGC license. Contact me offline if you're able to test in next couple weeks, Thanks, Best Regards, Dave
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Yesterday 09:43 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Hobbs 18M/Open Class Nats. Day 6 Tuesday, 6/25 by [email protected]
The dry line is now sitting on or near us so there is a good chance for showers in the task area later today. Good cu, but again, another chance of widespread areas preventing lift. The grid time is earlier and hopeful launch time 11:30 to get pilots back before potential weather. Primary is a...
Yesterday 08:42 PM
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1 Attachment(s) Ventus bT/cT comparison by Jim Pengelly
Hi everyone, I fly a Discus bT at the moment and absolutely love it. However, I am thinking of upgrading to a flapped turbo in the next one or two seasons and the Ventus bT/cT would seem to be the natural choice. I have heard conflicting opinions about the various models: i) The bT has...
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Yesterday 08:08 PM
by David Hirst Go to last post
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Strong Paracushion 303 Emergency Chute F/S by Michael Opitz
eBay listing is: 303200018869 Pictures, price and description there. 1997 case. Canopy and pilot chute replaced with brand new in 2010. I got it from a club member who has aged out of flying. It presents as practically new. Last re- pack was in April 2019, so it is current and airworthy. ...
Yesterday 07:30 PM
by Michael Opitz Go to last post
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Tow hook for 182 by Ramy[_2_]
Our club is looking for a tow hook for 182, in particular Schweizer (partnumber 0500228-2) which is the STC'd approved hook for the Cessna 182. Any pointers are welcome. Thanks Ramy
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Yesterday 12:09 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Ventus rigging advice, please? by John McLaughlin
I've recently started flying a Ventus2. I can't rig the thing without a lot of struggle. The trouble is, there's a cover above the spars and you can't see anything once the first wing is in. I struggle to get the second wing to fit, never knowing whether it's a bit too high or a bit too low....
Yesterday 09:53 AM
by John McLaughlin Go to last post
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Message From Katie by Bob Youngblood
Yesterday morning I received a message from one of our club members which I found to be inspirational and moving. Katie, simply texted me saying that she was headed south on 95 instead of north toward the gliderport and instead of flying she was taking her first round of chemo. She asked me to...
Yesterday 06:52 AM
by Bob Youngblood Go to last post
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Hobbs 2019 18M/Open Class Nats. Day 5 6/24/2019 by [email protected]
A little slower start, mix of blue and cu. 14000 ft. tops. Less wind than yesterday and slight chance of showers to the east. Expected 1st launch 12:15 Primary 3:45 TAT Muleshoe with 20 mi. radius Andrews with 20 mi. radius Denton Gas with 10 mi. radius 306 miles min: 212 mi. Max: 403 posted...
Yesterday 04:32 AM
by JS[_5_] Go to last post
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Standard Cirrus for sale by Rick Hackett
Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus s/n 356G for sale. Gel coat in excellent condition. No major damage history, just a few scrapes and bruises that you might expect in a 45 year old ship. This is a great ship for the money. Fun to fly and climbs like a dream. All ADs complied with. Hydraulic brake...
June 24th 19 02:38 PM
by Rick Hackett Go to last post
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Newbie Help by Joel Flamenbaum[_2_]
Made my first flight in my very old LS3a - first flight in over 13 years - just like riding a bicycle. Problem-- cannot connect my new lxnav Nano4 to my Win PC - When I try to download flight the Nano tries to connect to my PC but then my WiFi disconnects cannot seem to load both at same time - so...
June 24th 19 01:58 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Day 3 Region 8 Ephrata Wa by Nick Kennedy[_3_]
Well whoever forecasts the weather around here has got to be fired. This morning NOAA was forecasting Down pouring rain and windy. HA, what a joke. This morning it cleared off and was blue and the wind about stopped. Dale Bush called a MAT with the first turn Waterville. Getting off tow I took one...
June 24th 19 05:00 AM
by Mike C Go to last post
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Hobbs 2019 18M/Open Nats. Contest Day 4 6/23 by [email protected]
Hobbs, 2019 18M/Open Class Nats: Day 4 6/23 Pretty good conditions per wx. man QV. Mostly blue, best chance of cu to the south, 5 knot lift 14000 bases and a slower start predicted for today. 290 mile Assigned task is primary. posted by Leigh Mabee Ranch Littlefield Tatum Home
June 24th 19 04:19 AM
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