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Tow Pilot qualifications
In New Zealand the local Civil Aviation requires a minimum PPL and 200 hours PIC (100 aeroplane 100 anything else - gliders, microlights etc). Before you can get a tow rating. We think it is *&^^$% ...
by headhouse
Pilot certificates database..
Hello, I just finished coding a program on my site to make available the whole Airmen and Certified pilots database. So far, you can search by last name and city. See who else is a pilot in your ...
by MANAX99
Sport pilot NPRM published
The Sport Pilot NPRM has been published by the FAA. See at: http://www.faa.gov/avr/arm/nprm.htm I would suggest that we all offer comments to the effect that there be no restrictions such as GW or ...
by glider
Our ASW19B is placard limited to a top pilot weight of 212 l...
Our ASW19B is placard limited to a top pilot weight of 212 lbs which two of the syndicate only just manage to keep under, especially after christmas. This is lower than the general manufacturere ...
by Guest
As a low time pilot how does the jantar 48-3 compare to an l...
as a low time pilot how does the jantar 48-3 compare to an ls-4 as far as handling?
by Guest
HI I am looking for a good first glider for A Young Pilot.
HI I am looking for a good first glider for A Young Pilot.
by latulippe.antoine
Dialysis and the Active Soaring Pilot
... information from the SSA, but, so far, have not received a response. I have heard from a couple of pilots that ...
by Ticketdealer
Reading for a student pilot over the holiday
Hey all, I'm beginning to learn to fly in gliders. To give some idea of were I am in my training I'm on my 6th flight practicing turns, slips, landing, and other basic airmanship. Since I'm going ...
by Kevin.Ray.Johnson
I want to be a tow pilot - in AZ
Anybody knows who needs one? I mean a club, I do not have a commercial licnese... Tsachy Nevo
by DSOseeker
What kind of pilot certificate is issued to pilots who wish to fly using light aircraft?
This kind of certification only allows pilots to fly on low altitudes in their local area. This applies not just for airplane alone but can also include parachute, glider etc.
by Marra M
Wanted ! I am a pilot in Japan. And I need the trailer for ASK21. If you ha...
Wanted ! I am a pilot in Japan. And I need the trailer for ASK21. If you have good information, please contact me ASAP. Mail: <email>
by Guest
Can the sparrowhawk be flown by a new pilot or is it not rec...
can the sparrowhawk be flown by a new glider pilot as a first glider to own or is it not recommended?
by Bb
Re: Speaking of the Ventus...
... he Ventus has a VERY special spin and stall behaviour. I wouldn't recommend it for an unexperienced pilot. Especially the version ...
by 11jason11
Re: Glider Sales for last 15 Years?
Add to this also: PW-ULS - experimental design (glider's mass = pilot's mass) PW-2 Gapa - open cockpit light glider PW-3 Bakcyl PW-4 I think the sum of them all should close in 50 gliders.
by 0-lee
Re: Does anyone know of an ASK-21 for sale?
Yes, we have one The BBC Gliding Group, after 22 years ownership, is selling its K21 G-CGBF. Only 2 owners from new in 1986, 4000 hours, 12000 launches app., very well maintained and equipped, with ...
by Roger Neal
What glider if not a Speed Astir?
... ighly of the Speed Astir. What then would be your recommendations for a first glider for a low time pilot training & soloing in a G103 II A? I need something under $20,000. that will keep me happy ...
by MANAX99
Re: Hi there, I'm about to buy a used DG 800s. I am looking for ...
Hi everyone, thanks for the advice. YES I did buy one (15-18m) and I absolutely love it. It climbs like a homesick angel and glides till the next day. The only drawback: without water at high speed ...
by A very satisfied pilot
Re: Jantar standards and comparison to asw 15b
Hi There; I just got myself into the Jantar 41-A this season. We also have Jantar Std2. If you have a choice go for Std2 ;-) .. bit newer and better finish. I put some 50 hours on it got my badge ...
by KiloCharlie
Re: SparrowHawk Sailplane
After getting up on the wrong side of the keyboard Well, I think it's unlikely to be as wild and wooly as hang gliding was in the early 70's, when people who should have known better were publishing ...
by dflaim
Re: Vario Installation
Could be a gust filter, or a condensation reservoir... alternately, it could be a diaphragm total energy compensator. I have one that connects to the pitot and static, that has a capillary tube in ...
by dandywriter
Re: Alternatives for glider insurance?
This tends to be largely a US stigma, and there are clear examples why. In terms of glider damage there are craftsmen and there are repairmen and it pays to know the difference. I haven't shopped the ...
by headhouse
Re: Any 15m wingspan schweizer sailplanes avail for sale,& pse s...
I am very interested. I loved flying the 1-35 back in the 80,s. Just got back into soaring. I fly an ASK-21 now in a club. My only concern is if my current weight of 235 would be a problem for the ...
by Chuck Maire
Re: Gelcoat and Lacquer/Acetone
When I'm not flying gliders, I'm responsible for providing educational and certification programs to gel coat manufacturers and composites molders. Here are the technical facts: Aromatic solvents, ...
by 11jason11
Recommended training for newbie Discus owner.
I am a newly rated pvt glider pilot (atp rated for power), been training in 2-33, G-103 and ASK-21. I'm about to take delivery of a Discus and would like to get some opinions about what sort of ...
by caligula
Re: Lengthy glider accident analysis report released
... er you get your blood pressure under I have seen a lot of Air Force accident reports that read; The pilot allowed the aircraft to assume an attitude from which recovery was not possible. That is what ...
by Mammonther
Re: WTB 1/25 JSW Final Glide Calculator
look between your feet see where your going to land. You've just got to love the quote from the Grunau baby pilot. 'if you can see it over the nose its out of glide' Al
by Ns Ehrlich
Yellow triangle on airspeed indicator.
Hi, Please...anyone point me to the source document on the yellow triangle on most new sailplanes? It seems to be best glide for our ASK-21 for 'solo' flight, however our New LET L-23 the triangle is ...
by bhewton
Re: Worst glider for instructors
... side glider, you have a poor visibility in the direction opposite to your seat. If there is another pilot in the other seat, you can rely on his ...
by AdipexAdipex
Re: Is the Speed Astir IIB a good as a first glider.
Probably not the best choice, but the transition for a low time pilot can certainly be done safely. Based on about 250 hours in a Speed Astir IIb, I'd note the following: The handling isn't the ...
by sfahrner
Re: Libelle/Kestrel aileron drive
Don't feel bad, On Knuckle type aileron drives, there are those that have installed the wrong hand and those who are going to. The main thing is catching it before it gets out of the shop. Don't ...
by BEE
Re: Eta flights this summer?
I was in Germany last week and saw the Eta in the DLR hangar at Braunschweig. It is indeed being regularly flown, by Hans-Werner Große. It is an amazing looking sailplane, beautifully designed, ...
by Keit.Smiss
Re: Accurate Contest Scoring - Distance
Actually, what was used some days during WGC in Bayreuth was a Time Distance Task with a compulsory first turnpoint, not a complete task as a first **** of the TDT. The bonus for landing back at the ...
by morg_dog
Re: Pilatus B4 questions
... hy due to the very large elevator and other controls. I wouldn't recommend it for a low time glider pilot. That said, I got a lot of my badges in it ...
by woodster
Re: Glider Dolly
The best I have seen is the one sold by, of all places, Sporty's Pilot Shop. They have a dolly built to move powered aircraft that is meant to be used three at a time. One on each wheel of a Cessna, ...
by Grogs
Re: Don Engen and Bill Ivans NTSB Report
The NTSB took 3 years to come to their 'Probable Cause', which was essentially 'pilot error'. They likely had to come to that conclusion because they could not find anything wrong with the Nimbus ...
by alexsch
Re: Worse glider ever...
... expensive time with the certification with a new sailplane. I remember my father who was their test pilot telling me ...
by Jiggybo
Re: L-33 wing drop
... -33 lets look at the propwash. This is stronger on a hard surface than grass. You may have the tow pilot ease the power on.The propwash takes about 4 sec. to reach the glider. let me know how ...
by George Frecker CFI-G
Looking for a 2-33 in Canada
Hey everyone, my name is Dylan, I'm a glider pilot for the Air Cadet Gliding program and I'm am looking for a Schweitzer 2-33 for my own private use. I've searched everywhere and can only find 2-33's ...
by cdt.fitzsimmons
Re: Libelle Antenna
;-) So, that's your secret weapon, JJ! Mine is a fellow-lady-pilot I've been cherishing for years, the only one skinny enough to plunge down my Std. Cirrus fuselage and fit the tubing on the TE-probe ...
by 10stone5

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