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Forum: Soaring October 23rd 08, 11:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 56
Views: 1,975
Posted By Tony Verhulst
the trend is............

A grain of sand, you lucky lucky b*****d, all we had was a molecule with a
split atom :-)

"You programmed using zeros and ones?". I only had zeros". Dilbert
Forum: Soaring October 22nd 08, 12:54 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Tony Verhulst
It's student weather!

Tuno wrote:
It's student weather when the tow plane can fly!

In sooo many ways.... No! :-)

Tony V.
Forum: Soaring September 19th 08, 11:24 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 39
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tony Verhulst
iPhone in a glider?

In reality I turn my phone off to save battery life and distractions
like the phone ringing while I'm on final (it's happened).


I do now. I was on short final when my wife decided to call me....
Forum: Soaring September 17th 08, 12:54 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 32
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tony Verhulst
FOR SALE NEW NK CLEAR NAV

Mike the Strike wrote:
..... difficulty
touching the screen of a PDA in our turbulent western air.


I'm wondering how a trackball would work here.

Tony
Forum: Soaring August 29th 08, 02:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tony Verhulst
GPS-NAV security sealing

ContestID67 wrote:
..The recalibration process is to put the recorder into a
barometric (hyperbaric) chamber.....


Surely you meant hypobaric.

Tony V.
Forum: Soaring August 19th 08, 02:52 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Tony Verhulst
another example of bungled news reporting

Brad wrote:
Yesterday evening the TV news was all a twitter about a Homebuilt
Helicopter that crashed, ............


Yeah, same old. One local "reporter" on the scene of a light plane
mid-air...
Forum: Soaring August 17th 08, 01:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Tony Verhulst
News flash: pilots are "allowed" to use supplemental oxygen

Mark628CA wrote:
....But what about
the aging pilots who need Viagra just to FIT the pee tube?


No, no! That's a performance enhancing drug. :-)

Tony
Forum: Soaring August 14th 08, 03:37 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Craggy Aero Introduces the Ultimate Flight System

I have a ClearNav installed in my LS4. I can quickly glance at the
screen and get the information I need. No more squinting. The pilot
is the problem, not the hardware.


I suspect that you...
Forum: Soaring August 14th 08, 01:52 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Craggy Aero Introduces the Ultimate Flight System

Bill Daniels wrote:
"Tony Verhulst" wrote in message
...
Richard wrote:
Craggy Aero introduces the Ultimate Flight...
Forum: Soaring August 14th 08, 12:52 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Craggy Aero Introduces the Ultimate Flight System

Richard wrote:

Craggy Aero introduces the Ultimate Flight System.


I assume that I'm not the only one who is concerned that devices like
this (Clearnav / UFS) will increase the tendency for...
Forum: Soaring August 10th 08, 04:40 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Bald Eagle

Mike125 wrote:
Today was a great soaring day here in the mid-Atlantic region with
bases 6000' AGL and cu everywhere. All types of birds were making use
of the abundant lift with gulls, swifts,...
Forum: Soaring August 5th 08, 03:04 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Leading Turns with Rudder - Revisited

In the US FAR 91.119 Minimum safe altitudes: General....
[no lower than] an altitude of 1,000 feet

Nah.

§ 91.303 Aerobatic flight.

No person may operate an aircraft in aerobatic flight—
...
Forum: Soaring August 1st 08, 02:59 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 89
Views: 3,169
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Leading Turns With Rudder

John H. Campbell wrote:
..... So, in teaching, why not
stress monitoring methods first -- primarily visual (yaw string staring
in the face for just that purpose)


Mostly because if you do...
Forum: Soaring August 1st 08, 03:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 89
Views: 3,169
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Leading Turns With Rudder

user wrote:
Hmmm... Now where did I leave my copy of The Zen of Gliding?

I'm thinking of writing a glider book. I have two titles in mind -
either Guido's Glider Guider Guide or We Who Wear...
Forum: Soaring July 31st 08, 02:26 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 89
Views: 3,169
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Leading Turns With Rudder

Chris Reed wrote:
I'd say this post provides an excellent summary.

There are gliders where, to obtain improved performance, it is sometimes
helpful to fly uncoordinated. For example, to...
Forum: Soaring July 4th 08, 03:14 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Tom Knauff's newsletter

sisu1a wrote:

With this in mind, it is not a bad idea to "calibrate" ones yawstring
by comparing it's position relative to a panel mounted slip-skid ball....

But the 2 instruments measure...
Forum: Soaring July 4th 08, 12:41 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Tom Knauff's newsletter

Nyal Williams wrote:

I notice from the back seat in a left turn that the yaw string for the
front cockpit is slightly more to the right than the one in the back; I
believe this to be because...
Forum: Soaring June 27th 08, 12:14 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Water Landings

You must have special trees.
I know of many where glider fall all the way to the ground with
sometimes
hard impact and commonly lots of damage to the glider.
Yep- I'm sure.
...
Forum: Soaring June 13th 08, 03:28 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 51
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Mayday in Utah

I'd say "Fligh****ch, experimental 3642 near Ogden (or nearest known
position so they know which transmitter to reply with)"



Errr, Flight Service (often on 122.2 - both transmit/receive)?...
Forum: Soaring June 11th 08, 12:08 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Tony Verhulst
BFR?

Nyal Williams wrote:
Absolutely; can be a part of it.


Right, *can* be, but *is* not.

Tony V. CFIG


At 17:55 10 June 2008, cfinn wrote:
Forum: Soaring June 9th 08, 01:51 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 46
Views: 1,339
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Cost to earn a glider certificate?

Alan wrote:
... Does it really take 15 to 20 flights of dual before solo?


Pretty much. The airwork comes together pretty quickly but you need to
learn what those pedals on the floor are for....
Forum: Soaring June 7th 08, 02:05 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 46
Views: 1,339
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Cost to earn a glider certificate?

Jim Logajan wrote:

http://www.kpflight.com/coburg.htm

I like this one :-).

Rule #23(B)
“Any pilot or passenger seen grinning from ear to ear after a flight
will be doused with water until the...
Forum: Soaring June 7th 08, 01:51 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 46
Views: 1,339
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Cost to earn a glider certificate?

Jim Logajan wrote:
Anyone have a rough idea of the amount to budget to earn a glider
certificate?


You're a student for only a short period of your gliding career and in
many clubs, there is...
Forum: Soaring June 6th 08, 02:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Cambridge S-nav Help

JJ Sinclair wrote:
Think about it, you
have been hearing the S-nav audio all day long................do you
thing one more sound coming from the same place will get your
attention?

Can't...
Forum: Soaring May 20th 08, 01:25 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Tony Verhulst
Spoilers or Airbrakes - Whats in a name?

Nyal Williams wrote:
I'll bet that definition and that instrument are both older than ours --
nad more widespread, probably.


Ralph's point, IMHO, is that you don't go to a general dictionary to...
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