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Speed to Fly, L/D and Sink Rate

Speed to Fly, L/D and Sink Rate

Speed to fly was the topic of our newsletter two weeks ago.  One of our readers emailed us and pointed out an important aspect of speed to fly and achieved speed, which we will discuss today.First, I would like to apologize for those of you that landed out last...
Calculating Speed to Fly

Calculating Speed to Fly

Some think speed to fly means looking at your flight computers up and down arrows.  Others think it’s installing a ring on your Winter vario. If you don’t’ have a speed ring, make sure your Winter vario has a beveled face plate, order the speed ring...
SGS 1-26 Revisited

SGS 1-26 Revisited

A self-launching SGS 1-26 with a jet engine?  Now you can say you’ve seen it all. Let’s take a second look at the venerable glider.  It’s a good transition to your first single-seat experience and competitive.  Yes, it’s competitive!Some may...