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Assigned Speed Task

Assigned Speed Task

Your practice Assigned Speed Task (AST) can vary depending on the day and your focus. You could have a few turnpoints around the airport that form laps. Maybe it is time to work on one of your badges, just make sure you go past the center of the turn, not just nicking...
Area Task and Final Glide

Area Task and Final Glide

TAT (Turn Area Task) Last week I mentioned doing a timed task on your short day, however, you do not have to limit them to short days. As this is a timed task, you can use any length you want. Practicing every flight is what is important. On July 21st, 2006 at the US...
Setting a Task for the Day

Setting a Task for the Day

Last Week we looked at the weather forecast. Now to determine the best task for the day. This will depend on the weather, your schedule, your mood. However like any athlete you cannot take the easiest practice. You still have to have a plan to improve yourself. You...
Preparing for the upcoming soaring season

Preparing for the upcoming soaring season

How are you going to schedule your time? Are you out for the winter and start getting the glider ready the first weekend in April? Are you headed to the seniors in March then off to Perry, and stay in South Carolina for the 15meter Nationals, then…? Maybe you...
Look out, Look out, Look out

Look out, Look out, Look out

This has been the phrase used repeatedly by the contest organizers. Despite that, on Day 8 we had someone not looking out. I am not here to speculate what happened. You can download the IGC files and make your own assessment of what happened. What I will say is that...