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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...
Relax…for your own safety

Relax…for your own safety

We have a new instructor at Sky Sailing and since one of our requirements is to have all of our pre-solo students do spins, I figured it would be good to brush up and review the spin lesson that we like to see. Somewhere in our conversation we started talking about...
“Just Get the Wings Level”

“Just Get the Wings Level”

When I am trying to teach aero-tow to students I spend most of the time telling them to ‘get the wings level’. Most of the time they over control and try too quickly to get aligned. This results in going back and forth behind the towplane. Most of the time...
Rope Break

Rope Break

You want to be surprised when the rope doesn’t break. I use this same pessimistic attitude while slope soaring. Be surprised when things go your way. But this should be applied to the entire tow too. When you do your takeoff checklist you really want to be ready...
Tow Release Inspection

Tow Release Inspection

Sounds like something your Mom told you growing up. Unfortunately, some have forgotten that lesson. I had a student pilot arrived from another soaring site and told me he just wanted to work on thermalling and did not need any help or supervision with the pre-flight...