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CFI Rating

CFI Rating

Your CFI Certificate is Waiting for YouSo you want to have people try and kill you for your fun? I mean you want to share soaring with others and teach others how to fly by becoming a glider flight instructor? Well the SSA announced on October 31, 2018, there is a...
How Hypoxic do You Fly?

How Hypoxic do You Fly?

At the 2002 15 meter Nationals in Tonopah Nevada, Dr. Philippe was using his new pulse oximeter to test pilots’ oxygen saturation while on the grid prior to takeoff. I remember his comments that many were so low he would not have let them out of his office. We...
When Will Your Rope Fail?

When Will Your Rope Fail?

In the USA we have a tradition to use a weaker rope to meet FAR 91.309. Polypropylene is probably the most common. However in Europe a heavier duty rope is more common. At the JWGC 2005 I borrowed a rope from the glider owner (each pilot was required to bring their...