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Forum: Soaring April 5th 19, 01:38 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By Mike C
Life insurance for glider pilots

On Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 9:26:02 AM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
If I die I want it to be a real Tragedy! No life insurance for me :)

If?

You sir, are an optimist!
Forum: Soaring March 31st 19, 02:50 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By Mike C
New Season Safety Plan?

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:48:22 PM UTC-6, Mike C wrote:
On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:36:25 PM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
Dear Pilots, having seen the bad news from Europe, have...
Forum: Soaring March 31st 19, 02:48 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By Mike C
New Season Safety Plan?

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:36:25 PM UTC-6, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:
Dear Pilots, having seen the bad news from Europe, have you a plan to knock rust off before you knock anything? Perhaps a...
Forum: Soaring March 28th 19, 02:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 46
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mike C
travel time to gliding site / club?

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:52:44 PM UTC-6, wrote:
Four minutes max. I live two miles from the airport, and the Sierra Blanca Brewery is on the way back. It's only 1500 ft....
Forum: Soaring March 26th 19, 06:19 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 32
Views: 320
Posted By Mike C
Borgelt Dynamis variometer

On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:34:18 PM UTC-6, wrote:
On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:52:02 PM UTC+1, Mike C wrote:
On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:41:09 AM UTC-6,...
Forum: Soaring March 25th 19, 07:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 32
Views: 320
Posted By Mike C
Borgelt Dynamis variometer

On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:41:09 AM UTC-6, wrote:
On Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 5:56:31 AM UTC+1, Mike Borgelt wrote:
Well we finally got all the algorithms right and...
Forum: Soaring March 14th 19, 04:14 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 263
Posted By Mike C
Cobra Trailer Emergency Brake Experience

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:03:02 PM UTC-6, wrote:
And the winner in the Olympics Of RAS Thread Drift is Mike C.

However, I had forgotten just how funny that song was...
Forum: Soaring March 14th 19, 02:12 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 44
Views: 263
Posted By Mike C
Cobra Trailer Emergency Brake Experience

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:26:21 PM UTC-6, Charlie Quebec wrote:
I’m very pleased with the towing performance of my Mazda CX-5 twin turbo diesel, hardly notice the trailer, and get...
Forum: Soaring March 13th 19, 04:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 25
Views: 404
Posted By Mike C
Anyone flown a SHK-1?

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:43:05 PM UTC-6, Scott Williams wrote:
The Cirrus that was 'basically an fiberglas SHK' was the open cirrus. Not the standard. Same name Whole 'nother Bird.

Not really...
Forum: Soaring March 10th 19, 10:00 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 106
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mike C
TOW PLANE Accident

On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:47:15 PM UTC-6, wrote:
On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:38:19 PM UTC-5, Mike C wrote:
On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:27:16 PM UTC-6,...
Forum: Soaring March 10th 19, 08:38 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 106
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mike C
TOW PLANE Accident

On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:27:16 PM UTC-6, wrote:
On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:59:06 PM UTC-6, Nick Kennedy wrote:
My take after reading the NTSB report is the...
Forum: Soaring March 4th 19, 12:21 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 24
Views: 183
Posted By Mike C
LX Nav Varios, Bluetooth & XCSoar

On Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00:29 PM UTC-7, Dan Marotta wrote:
Have you set the proper baud rate and driver in XCSoar?

On 3/2/2019 11:48 PM, wrote:
On Thursday,...
Forum: Soaring March 1st 19, 01:03 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 146
Posted By Mike C
2019 SSA handicap list

On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:14:36 PM UTC-7, Tony wrote:
the reference weight for the B is 30 lbs higher.

Which equals about the same percentage difference in handicaps between the A and...
Forum: Soaring February 28th 19, 03:43 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 146
Posted By Mike C
2019 SSA handicap list

On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:02:55 AM UTC-7, Tom (TK) wrote:
On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:07:37 PM UTC-6, Tony wrote:
Yes. https://www.ssa.org/ContestHandicaps

When you...
Forum: Soaring February 28th 19, 04:16 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 146
Posted By Mike C
2019 SSA handicap list

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:07:34 PM UTC-7, wrote:
The lower the number, the better the performance.

The B has a lower number, although the difference seems...
Forum: Soaring February 28th 19, 03:53 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 146
Posted By Mike C
2019 SSA handicap list

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:07:37 PM UTC-7, Tony wrote:
Yes. https://www.ssa.org/ContestHandicaps

Hmm. That seems to indicate that the B has the higher performance.
Forum: Soaring February 28th 19, 02:58 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 26
Views: 146
Posted By Mike C
2019 SSA handicap list

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00:11 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:01:17 AM UTC-5, Tom (TK) wrote:
Has the 2019 SSA handicap list been...
Forum: Soaring January 29th 19, 11:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By Mike C
Wortmann vs Eppler

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:42:27 AM UTC-7, wrote:
Mike, there is I believe a major clinker when discussing the Pik 20 wing, known as before and after the fire. As in...
Forum: Soaring January 28th 19, 01:47 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By Mike C
Wortmann vs Eppler

On Monday, January 28, 2019 at 1:17:19 AM UTC-7, nzhills wrote:
Hi, first time caller here, I note the first flight of the Pik-20 was in Oct-73, the Mosquito and Mini Nimbus in Sep 76. Grob came...
Forum: Soaring January 18th 19, 03:17 AM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 52
Views: 403
Posted By Mike C
Soaring Videos Wanted!

On Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:56:34 PM UTC-7, wrote:
When it comes to the choice of music coupled with Soaring footage I don’t think anyone can hold a candle to what Balleka...
Forum: Soaring January 17th 19, 10:31 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 52
Views: 403
Posted By Mike C
Soaring Videos Wanted!

On Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:43:09 PM UTC-7, gotovkotzepkoi wrote:
Chris, you will need truly inspirational videos. Unfortunately, the vast
majority of soaring videos produced in the US...
Forum: Soaring December 28th 18, 05:28 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 14
Views: 198
Posted By Mike C
Taildragger Technique for Gliders

On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 9:33:48 AM UTC-7, 6PK wrote:
I will be shocked if there is too much difference of opinion at least on this subject....

I had to land my RS-15 on its main wheel and...
Forum: Soaring December 19th 18, 10:15 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 33
Views: 520
Posted By Mike C
Anyone test fly both the JS3 and the Ventus 3?

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 2:53:38 PM UTC-7, wrote:
I think a more typical FAI solution would be to add new classes for tall pilots. 18m-tall and 18m-short.

How...
Forum: Soaring December 17th 18, 09:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Mike C
Cambridge 302 fuse

On Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1:14:32 PM UTC-7, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) wrote:
Yes....being picky on spelling/autocorrect....."lose" not "loose".........

I pick because spelling...
Forum: Soaring December 13th 18, 04:54 PM Posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Replies: 16
Views: 155
Posted By Mike C
New Concept for Sailplane "racing"

On Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:40:55 AM UTC-7, wrote:
Some day I will own a glider with an electric motor (I hope)

BUT being able to turn that motor on to complete a...
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