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Uncontrolled Airfield Radio Etiquette

Uncontrolled Airfield Radio Etiquette

Pilot communication at uncontrolled airfields Most soaring operations are conducted from small, uncontrolled airfields which require communication between pilots to safely maintain separation from each other in order to avoid a conflict or collision. This requires...
Motorglider Complexities

Motorglider Complexities

When do you shut down or restart your motor? Motor gliders are great.  You take all of the problems and complexity of an airplane then you take the problems and complexity of a glider and put them together… I have been flying a Stemme S10vt since 2000 and no...
CFI Rating

CFI Rating

Your CFI Certificate is Waiting for You So you want to have people try and kill you for your fun? I mean you want to share soaring with others and teach others how to fly by becoming a glider flight instructor? Well the SSA announced on October 31, 2018, there is a...
More on Netto

More on Netto

Netto vario sometimes called the airmass vario just shows you what the airmass is doing, regardless of your sink rate.  So if you are cruising at 100knts, descending at 5knts and the airmass is not moving then it will read 0knts. There are many pilots (now including...
Cruising in Netto

Cruising in Netto

The Nimbus pilot who will not be named is at it again… I almost feel bad because I charge him shop rates to fix his problems, then he gives me a wealth of material for the newsletter. I received a frantic call that I need to fix the vario in his glider, because...