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Practice Good Soaring Habits

Practice Good Soaring Habits

In a stressful or out of the ordinary situation you are going to do what you have been practicing and will probably use muscle memory. I will highlight a few of my pet peeves.Get out of the glider in the order you bailout. Have you watched some pilots practice each...
Time to Retire Your Parachute?

Time to Retire Your Parachute?

1.4 PARACHUTE SERVICE LIFE Independent testing of aged nylon materials has proven that its strength degrades over time, therefore, Para-Phernalia, Inc. and Free Flight Enterprises have established a 20-year service life from the date of component manufacture for the...

Glider pilots will spend $7,000 on a new flight computer without thinking about it. But do not want to spend $450 to replace their sun decayed belts. The ones that will be the last line of defense keeping you alive in an accident. Most manufactures have a 12 year...