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boulder mid=air by None[_2_]
"Having the "right of way" only works if the other pilot see's you. He can't "yield" to what he does not see." Of course! My comment was directed, through the readers, to those who would say that having gliders in the air is the problem. Having the right-of-way didn't help the tow pilot, maybe...
February 7th 10 11:38 PM
by John Smith Go to last post
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boulder mid-air by discus
Sadly, Fox news is reporting a collision between glider and airplane with 3 fatals at Boulder.
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February 7th 10 04:55 PM
by bildan Go to last post
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(USA) 2010 Program Letters (have FAA requirements changed?) by Tuno
I recently submitted my 2010 Program Letter to my local FSDO, and he replied with "In reviewing your program letter it was determined that it needs to be revised", followed by excerpts from 8130.2F 11/5/2004 (page 166). (Alas he did not get specific wrt the needed revisions.) All I did was take my...
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February 7th 10 01:15 PM
by Bruce Go to last post
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Cirrus collides with Glider/Towplane by Jody
This doesn't look good for our sport. It seems that the Cirrus hit the towline and the towplane and Cirrus went down despite the ballistic chute on the Cirrus. The glider released and landed safely. But guess where the blame will...
February 7th 10 03:14 AM
by Mike Schumann Go to last post
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thermal detector? by Robin
I've imagined that birds detect thermals in part with superior vision. They can see the little bits of stuff in the air that show motion. Now it looks like America's Cup sailors will be lighting up the little bits with lasers. http://www.catchthewindinc.com/
February 7th 10 01:08 AM
by bildan Go to last post
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Naviter Oudie Should be Available in April 2010 by Richard[_9_]
The new Naviter Oudie PNA device with preinstalled See You Mobile for PNA scheduled be available in April. To preorder see http://www.craggyaero.com/oudie.htm $650 includes See You Mobile PNA
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February 6th 10 10:40 PM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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70 to 1 L/D Electric Sailplanes by michael henderson
Very interesting article with Brian Seeley at Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency. See: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35258761/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/ Michael
February 6th 10 08:52 PM
by Dave Nadler Go to last post
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F/A: Winter 4325 Altimeter by Oscar Alonso[_2_]
For sale: Winter 4325 Altimeter This Winter 4325 Altimeter was purchased as part of glider N801DG (DG-1000). The Altimeter were delivered with the aircraft in Jul 2008 and is about 2 1/2 years old. Due to panel space limitations, the Altimeter was removed from service and replaced by smaller 57 mm...
February 5th 10 08:45 PM
by Oscar Alonso[_2_] Go to last post
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Canadian Plans for Implementing Flight Simulator Training by Piet Barber
At the SSA convention in Little Rock, I saw and was very impressed by Dan Cook's presentation on Canadian Plans for using Flight Simulators for training (Sat Jan 30 Fulton room, 1:00 - 1:45). I have some further questions for him, but I can't find any contact information. If anybody has any way...
February 5th 10 03:37 PM
by Bob Go to last post
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F/S TRU-TRAK T&B (1min turn) by JJ Sinclair
Perfect condition, tired of taking it out for contests. $500 new, sell for $375 with switch and harness. Email for photo. JJ
February 5th 10 03:18 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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few days at minden by rocha
Hi all. I'm a glider pilot in the french northern alps and will be traveling to Incline Village, NV in the week 3-7 May. Google maps was nice enough to show me how close this is to Minden, and after several nice articles and reports of great flights in this region, i don't want to miss the chance...
February 5th 10 02:49 PM
by Tim Mara Go to last post
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Soaring Simulator Training and Competiton by RN
At the SSA Convention, Scott Manley provided an opportunity for hands on experience with the Condor Soaring Simulator in Paul Remde's Cumulus Soaring Booth. Scott was also the speaker at two sessions, one on using simulators to supplement soaring flight training, and the other flying a...
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February 5th 10 04:49 AM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Surviving free fall - worth considering? by smithcorp
Interesting Popular Mechanics article here about surviving a 35,000 feet free-fall without a chute... http://www.origin.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4344036.html?page=1 smith
February 5th 10 02:42 AM
by smithcorp Go to last post
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Glider inspection - Tampa Florida area by John[_27_]
I will be leaving in the next day to do a cross-country (Oregon- Florida-Oregon) pickup of a glider I plan on purchasing. It is in need of an inspection so I was thinking of getting it inspected on the way out back home. If you have a mechanic you would refer (preferably familiar with...
February 4th 10 01:45 PM
by Charlie Papa Go to last post
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Does anyone use the Club Class? by Pat Russell[_2_]
Does any country run competitions in the IGC Club Class? USA does not. We have the Sports Class, which allows any glider to enter, and another Sports Class (called, locally, the Club Class) which uses a restricted list of gliders that is different from the IGC Club Class list. In another thread,...
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February 4th 10 06:50 AM
by Andy[_10_] Go to last post
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2.5 hours in Atlanta Ga? by GARY BOGGS
I've got 2.5 hours to kill in Atlanta on my way to Puerto Rico on 2-13 from 1400 to1730. Any suggestions anybody?
February 4th 10 05:19 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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View US Airports and Contest Turnpoints in Google Earth by 2KA
All, I've added support for Google Earth .KML files to the interactive turnpoint file generator on my website. You can now upload a turnpoint file for a contest site (from the Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange) and download a .KML file that can be opened with Google Earth showing those...
February 4th 10 03:38 AM
by Paul Remde Go to last post
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Another sailplane lost! by GARY BOGGS
When are we going to quit loosing sailplanes to poor tie downs? http://bit.ly/cgioFc
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February 3rd 10 11:59 PM
by Tony V Go to last post
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International Shipping (trailer axle) by T8
Trying to figure out a semi-economical way to get a Knott axle from Germany to NE USA. Convenient, fast, very expensive way has already been identified :-). No containers carrying gliders or trailers are known to be coming in next several months, so I think that option is out. UPS appears to...
February 3rd 10 10:46 PM
by Bob Luten Go to last post
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next gen standard class? by ric375
Are any of the major manufacturers looking into making next generation models for the standard class? is there even much room left for developement here? what could really be improved? fuselages and tails seem more or less set, and any tinkering with wing planform and angle of incidence involves...
February 3rd 10 10:15 PM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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