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Cloud Street and Turn Areas

Cloud Street and Turn Areas

There are a lot of things to remember when flying in these turn areas. Being low on the into the wind turn and high on the downwind turn, the last cloud might not work, putting all of your eggs into one basket… Now we put this concepts into deciding where to...
MC Setting for a Safe Final Glide

MC Setting for a Safe Final Glide

A few weeks ago I mentioned setting a MacCready setting of 2 (MC=2) for flying between thermals and follow your speed director.  Remember too much time and energy can be spent looking inside to fly the perfect speed. If you miss the next thermal you land-out or get...
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...