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More on Netto

More on Netto

Netto vario sometimes called the airmass vario just shows you what the airmass is doing, regardless of your sink rate.  So if you are cruising at 100knts, descending at 5knts and the airmass is not moving then it will read 0knts. There are many pilots (now including...
Cruising in Netto

Cruising in Netto

The Nimbus pilot who will not be named is at it again… I almost feel bad because I charge him shop rates to fix his problems, then he gives me a wealth of material for the newsletter. I received a frantic call that I need to fix the vario in his glider, because...
Technology vs Looking Outside

Technology vs Looking Outside

“Didn’t you look outside?” “Hell NO!! We had technology on our side!” said George with his most indignant walk returning to the office. This was after a few of the 1-26er’s were debating how the “solar flairs” were...
Reasons for a Handheld Radio

Reasons for a Handheld Radio

Some airports require you to report your ground position while towing your glider to the grid. The JWGC in Narromine Australia was one of those places, there you had to do all back taxing on the runway. Being able to call other pilots in the air while you are still on...