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Make XC Speed Great Again

Make XC Speed Great Again

You got low (you probably made promises to anyone you could think of) and now finally have a weak climb. You switched to survival mode and only cared about climbing, no matter how slow. You haven’t mentally recovered from that low point and you are still happy...
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...