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A Vintage Sailplane is any glider of a type first flown prior to 1958, or a more recently built glider with appearance, performance and construction characteristics similar to gliders built before 1958. Read more about vintage sailplanes A Classic Sailplane is any glider of a type first flown prior to 1975, but not categorized as a Vintage Sailplane. Read more about classic sailplanes VSA...
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Natiowide directory of soaring centers that offer glider rides & lessons. Use the links or phone numbers to contact the soaring center nearest you to find out about going for a flight or purchasing a gift certificate. The sport of soaring involves FAA licensed pilots flying FAA certified sailplanes, which are also known as gliders, (not to be confused with hang gliders). The thrill of soaring...
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Natiowide directory of soaring centers that offer glider rides & lessons. Use the links or phone numbers to contact the soaring center nearest you to find out about going for a flight or purchasing a gift certificate. The sport of soaring involves FAA licensed pilots flying FAA certified...
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Eastern Sailplane, CRS E3NR568J is the only certified repair facility that was a sailplane importer. John's sales connections with Schleicher gave him almost daily contact with them. It is quite easy to get complete factory support for any repair. This is not always available elsewhere. John has...
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Our company is dedicated to bringing quality flight instruction and flying adventures to aspiring aviators and the general public. Yuko Matsumoto, owner and Pilot, is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for gliders. Captain Elmer Udd (Master Pilot) has been an inspirational mentor and has led...
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Welcome Glider Guiders and Builders You have found the home of the Yellow Jacket Competition RC Sailplanes. Sonoran Laser Art is small business that designs and manufactures fine sailplane kits. I perform my own laser cutting which provides the means for quality control, wood selection, and parts cut to my specifications. Sonoran Laser Art is an approved dealer for both CLM Pro, Sig...
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As Southern California’s Premier Sailplane destination, Sky Sailing offers rides of one or two passengers, instruction in the art of Soaring, and a place for the Glider community to meet and practice their sport. Soaring is the flight of a sailplane or glider, by using the energy produced by gliding along on the air-currents, much like a powered airplane. Learning to soar in a sailplane is the...
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SSA.org - The Soaring Society of America's web site is the largest collection of information in the world about soaring, also known as gliding. Two different FAA re-authorization bills have been introduced recently by the Senate and by the House of Representatives. As described in the following two articles prepared by EAA and AOPA, the interests of General Aviation pilots, including SSA...
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Chilhowee offers natural scenic beauty and a sailplane site that offers year round soaring with good thermals Spring through Fall, excellent ridge lift Fall through Spring, and occasional Winter wave flying. Chilhowee has excellent cross country potential for those seeking that ultimate flying adventure. >>. Take hold of the controls! Learn to fly a sailplane from no experience at all or...
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Monerai is a homebuilt kit sailplane designed and sold in the early and mid 1980's. Designed by John T. Monnett and sold by Monnett Experimental Aircraft, Inc. of Wisconsin, USA. Construction of the fuselage is a welded 4130 "Chrome Moly" steel tube "Truss" with an aluminum tube boom and "V" tail empennage. The truss is faired with a fiberglass shell and molded canopy. The wings are all...
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Replacement sail sets, outdoor storage covers, and sailplane canopy covers are manufactured right here at The Ultralight Store. As a pilot and sailmaker since 1974, Ron Gonci searches the globe for the highest quality materials for our customers. Quicksilver, Phantom, Hurricane, Buccaneer, Maxair, Weed Hopper, Flightstar, B1-RD, X-Air, and many more.
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The Experimental Soaring Association, formerly the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, is a division of the Soaring Society of America. While the key points of design and construction of self-built sailplanes remain at the core of the organization, new types of soaring flight, the problems of economical launching methods, the place of motorized sailplanes, and the challenge of reducing the cost...
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The Lancaster Area Soaring Society was formed in 1972 and is a friendly group of over 30 radio control enthusiasts that fly a wide variety of silent, radio controlled aircraft from our fields in Lancaster, PA. and, from what some consider, the best East Coast slope site located on the Susquehanna River in Columbia, PA. We have members that fly Hand Launch, 2-meter, Standard, Open, Scale, Slope,...
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Glider pilots have surfed on mountain waves since 1932. The process is like surfing on a wave in the ocean, except the glider is in the wave rather than on the surface of the wave. Einar Enevoldson, a NASA Test Pilot, saw evidence that in regions closer to the Poles, in winter, the waves could extend above the troposphere and well into the stratosphere. Previously, no one had searched for waves...
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A new virtual way of addressing pilots' need to properly visualize terrain, navigation, traffic (ADS-B), instrument, weather, and airspace information with access to vital safety procedures and protocols, without the requirement of inspecting instruments, phone or iPad. Using Epson Moverio, Google Glass and other Head-Mounted Displays, Aero Glass is the first to bring Augmented Reality to...
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The official website of Marske Aircraft Corporation dedicated to the Flying Wing designs of Jim Marske, Graphlite Carbon Rod Composites, Experimental Aircraft, and Aviation. History of the Flying Wing designs of Jim Marske, from the revolutionary birth of XM-1 and Monarch Ultralite to the evolution of the Pioneer Sailplane Series (I, II, III, V). Discusses current projects by Marske Aircraft,...
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Starting in January 1990 and ending in the November 1991 issue. There are direct references to F3J, which had just been made an official event but the topics covered are easily related to all forms of RC soaring. Topics include the sailplane polar, weight and ballast, turning,drag, scale effects, performance calculation, moment arms and tail volumes, and horizontal stabilizer considerations,...
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Organizations change with time and the Wisconsin Soaring Society is no exception. Unlike so much bad news out there these days, good things are happening with the club. The club has been growing and evolving. The infusion of eager new people has helped the "old timers" re-tool so that both the experienced pilot and student pilot enjoy the freedom of soaring flight in a safe, congenial...
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The Tempest was designed and engineered by UASUSA specifically for the University of Colorado. The plane fit the University’s requirements for the National Science Foundation Tornado research project, Vortex2. The Tempest surpassed all of CU’s design specifications, and was 200% better than requested. The Tempest emerged from the latest trends in state-of-the-art sailplane flight profile,...
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Glider pilots have surfed on mountain waves since 1932. The process is like surfing on a wave in the ocean, except the glider is in the wave rather than on the surface of the wave. Einar Enevoldson, a NASA Test Pilot, saw evidence that in regions closer to the Poles, in winter, the waves could extend above the troposphere and well into the stratosphere. Previously, no one had searched for waves...
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