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Forum: Soaring Yesterday, 01:49 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Add-on have to take the Knowledge test?

Correct (based on old regs).....a private power is some time (not enough usually), a signoff, check ride for private glider.....same for commercial.......basically, you have a level in power, just...
Forum: Soaring June 12th 20, 08:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 50
Views: 499
Wing wheel from Craggy Aero

Stop feeding trolls.....it feeds their ego.....see my just posted thought in a similar thread....wish to see some US tax dollars at work....
Forum: Soaring June 12th 20, 08:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 111
Views: 1,297
How About Story Time

Regional glider contest @ Dansville, NY....coming from SE heading home...got low...landed at Avoca....landed short, (ASW-27?)...,plenty of peeps onsite to get a 2 seater aero retrieved.....I landed,...
Forum: Soaring June 10th 20, 10:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Guess I'll stick to thermal power for the time being

Yeppers.....my thought......

Safety systems in this video......what systems? The ground?, yep, he didn't keep falling.....ground broke off blades.....yep, they broke rather than slice the "pilot"...
Forum: Soaring June 10th 20, 10:23 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 52
Views: 334
AOA indicator poll.

Eastern US @5:21pm......iPad, current Safari.....link works from home.....shrug....interesting gadgit none the less...
Forum: Soaring June 9th 20, 07:08 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 60
Passing of Ginny Schweizer

Sorry to hear this, but not unexpected due to age.
I remember meeting Ginny and Paul at many events at HHSC over the decades. Nice chats with both, especially when we brought "002" to the...
Forum: Soaring June 8th 20, 08:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 196
How reliably do CG hooks disconnect when the angle of the ropeexceeds the autorelease angle

Soooo....."no welding allowed"......how do they make the ring? Just asking......usually round "wire/rod", bent, welded together.....
Shrug....
Forum: Soaring June 3rd 20, 02:48 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 227
Views: 1,576
Fatal Towplane Accident 5-9-20

Many recent questions.....many recent answers.....

To answer you, you are just below the propwash, thus the glider controls work perfectly fine. If you get too high, you're in high tow.
If you get...
Forum: Soaring June 2nd 20, 12:19 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 227
Views: 1,576
Fatal Towplane Accident 5-9-20

There is nothing to "push down through" with a low tow takeoff.
I started doing it in the '70's at our field, doing rides with it, training students to do it, field checking other pilots at our...
Forum: Soaring May 20th 20, 07:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 285
DG-303 spar issues - puchase?

Cost to get info from the mfr. you can do a yearly, or case by case.....thus "tax".
Forum: Soaring May 18th 20, 08:17 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 94
music video from 1998

Wanderer or Wayfarer? I had something similar decades ago....
Forum: Soaring May 17th 20, 02:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 60
FAA Wings Saftey Program

I have done a number of webinars with an iPad and Safari with no issues.....
Forum: Soaring May 15th 20, 07:29 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 83
A somewhat different perspective on germs.

Yes, GC was (passed away a number of years ago) a comedian.....look up his name and "7 words..." (not work safe).... in part, I agree with him.....minor germ hits keeps your immune system...
Forum: Soaring May 15th 20, 06:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 28
Views: 183
Guidelines or formulas for how much water to dump in narrow or weakthermal racing?

Mostly ASW ships....but if the water load is keeping you from making climbs....dump water until you climb.
Consideration is....are you in a soft area with better later lift?
Yes.....do enough dump...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 20, 11:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 15
Views: 140
tow vehicles?

In general, I agree.......
Long/low/heavy/long wheelbase are good traits.
Thus I bought a 1998 Legacy GT wagon new....
Biggest thing I towed with that car....ASK-21 (Cobra trailer?) a couple hundred...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 20, 11:45 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 227
Views: 1,576
Fatal Towplane Accident 5-9-20

Ummmm.......later post mirrors my post here......
Our club does low tow predominantly.....but we teach both (I am an ex CFIG....didn't do a renewal years ago because of work travel)...,
Dufis on the...
Forum: Soaring May 11th 20, 11:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 52
Views: 542
Soaring Contest and Coronavirus

Yep....tried to stay away......depends on where you are.....
Me...sorta "ground zero" in NY metro area...

Sucks.

"East bum fork" other US/world...different animal.....

I have family and friends...
Forum: Soaring May 5th 20, 09:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 111
Views: 1,297
How About Story Time

LOL.....I won't name site...but decades ago I was at a club site (I was a member of) and wanted to take my son on a flight in club -21....
I was informed I needed a quorum of onsite staff and then a...
Forum: Soaring May 5th 20, 09:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 72
Views: 490
Bailout and survival kit

Yep, caught that, got a chuckle as well....like "bucket of steam" or "left handed smoke shifter" back in Scouts....

No, I have minimum stuff when XC flying, then again, usually in cell range in the...
Forum: Soaring May 5th 20, 05:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Condor 2 Bug?

Some trims are a lever on the cockpit side, some are a lever alongside the stick...usually have to map a different control in any simulator for the function to work.....thus, different mapping for...
Forum: Soaring May 3rd 20, 02:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 152
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 09:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 75
Views: 534
COVID-19 Operational Considerations

I live in NJ, I fly in NY.....our club hasn't flown yet this season.....sooo....does that make us pussies as well?
Ehhh....not worth the fight, likely not even worth the post....but the post is...
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 06:39 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 10
Views: 98
mecaplex window

I believe differences.....thus make, model, tint or not, etc....goes a long way.
Also location, shipping can add a lot....
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 06:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 75
Views: 534
COVID-19 Operational Considerations

Not picking on you...sorta seemed to be a good place to copy/quote.....:-)

PS....heard about family, knew coming, condolences......will chat later.


Back on topic.....NY Metro area.....mass transit...
Forum: Soaring April 27th 20, 06:30 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 312
Flarm picking up my transponder

No slight on you Dave, "to err is human, to truly 'F up' requires a computer".
So states a "beta boy" from my old company I worked for. I worked company field service, thus got beta releases....our...
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