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Landout Survival

Landout Survival

What is in the back of your sailplane?I always recommend people carry a land-out kit to expect the worst. I think I was the only pilot at the UK Open Class Nationals with one, they told me you could walk to the nearest pub.Some of you may have read about Dale...
Choosing the Right Tire

Choosing the Right Tire

Not all tires are equal. We all know from buying car tires that qualities varies depending on brand. But another consideration in aviation is size varies based on brand. In February I talked about having my Pit crew and doing a quick change on a flat tire. But we...
Technology vs Looking Outside

Technology vs Looking Outside

“Didn’t you look outside?” “Hell NO!! We had technology on our side!” said George with his most indignant walk returning to the office. This was after a few of the 1-26er’s were debating how the “solar flairs” were...
Spot vs Delorme

Spot vs Delorme

Standing in a Field in Finland after being in the country for less then 8 hours.   I drove out of the docks by 9:30 am in Helsinki and drove straight to the Rayskala airport which would be my home for the next month in preparation for the upcoming WGC. I arrived...