Glider Accident

Glider accident:  Fatal. Structural failure. Location: see attached area map.  Region is known for strong convective currents being located in the middle of the best of all soaring areas. The crash site was in the open sea and both the open sea and the nearby island were named in honor of the dead pilot. The […]

Categories: 2012, Lesson, Safety

Ridge – once every couple of years

In early March we had a wind from the west and it was a ridge day.  In fact, we had two ridge days in a row – Saturday and Sunday – the 10th and 11th of March. I’ve probably flown on that ridge as much as anyone, and I think this was probably only the […]

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Off- Airport Landings

This is must read for all pilots Every pilot should probably this at least once, at the start of every season. Click on image to read PDF.  

Categories: 2012, Lesson, Safety

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