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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. As a result of moving the SSA Web Site to a new server and recent efforts by Titian Scholtemeyer, the SSA's Soaring Archive is complete from 1937 through 2016. It is word searchable with over 34 million words indexed. As Titian commented, "That's a lot...
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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 been actively in the repair business since 1980. He also keeps in stock German factory resin and...
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Poland has a long history of soaring excellence. Many Polish gliders have won or placed high in world competitions, including the SZD-19 "Zefir", the SZD-24 "Foka", the SZD-36 "Cobra", the SZD-55, the SZD-56 "Diana". So the "Diana 2" is simply the latest in a long series of outstanding Polish...
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Producer of woodpacks for plans that are available. Scale Sailplane Kits by marcslasershop.com offers laser cut wood short kits in 1:3, 1:3.5 and 1:4 scale from top scale sailplane glider enthusiast and designer, Chris Williams. We also offer select kits from scale designers John Watkins, Jim...
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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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The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to promote the acquision, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes by its members, and to assist the National Soaring Museum in the preservation of soaring history and the promotion of vintage sailplane activity. A Vintage Sailplane is any glider of a type first flown prior to 1958, or a more recently built glider with appearance,...
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A new range of stylish, high quality SGP clothing is now available to purchase from Soaringxx - the SGP official clothing partners, Click here to purchase direct from Soaringxx. 1st bulletin has been published. You can download in Event Information->Documents section. Bulletin includes information about schedule, accomodation and prices. The 8th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Series begins in...
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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 us to serve and promote general aviation in Hawaii. Captain Brian Neff (FAA CFIG/ SSA CFIG) is our...
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Texas Soaring Association is made up of people who love flying - specifically gliders. One of the oldest and largest clubs in the country, Texas Soaring Association has over 150 members ranging from teenagers to veteran pilots with decades of experience. Texas Soaring Association is typically open on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, weather permitting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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The Basic Ultralight Gliders are best characterized by their light wing loading, which is about the same as that of a hang glider (around 1.7 lb. of gross weight for every square foot of wing area). Light wing loading results in slow flight, which is safe, comfortable, and allows soaring in small thermals (because of the ability to turn tightly). Slow flight provides the unique ability to self...
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Free Soaring Classifieds. Organized, Easy & Packed with Features. There has been an increase in the occurences of purchase scams using Paypal across the internet. The signs may be similar to other purchase scams: poor English, asking for information that's already in the ad, insisting on getting your PayPal account information before other details are covered, an "agent" to pick up the item,...
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The Carbon Dragon is an ultralight, high performance glider. This glider was conceived by Jim Maupin who also designed the famous Woodstock sailplane and the Windrose motorglider. Jim received encouragement from Irv Culver, who promised to "run the numbers". As a result, Jim Maupin with an assist from co-designer Irv Culver, produced an exciting sailplane for 473 plan sets have been sold. The...
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Southern California Soaring Academy is the BEST Gliderport in Los Angeles County. Enjoy a glider ride or learn to fly a glider. The SCSA operates out of the Crystalaire Airport, located in Llano, California. When summer comes this column will again feature reports from individuals in the Crystal Squadron on their weekly straight-out cross-country flights, but that probably won’t be happening...
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Let’s look at the basic operation of the oleo strut. (Figure: 2) Inside the strut we likely have a combination of Mill-H-5606 hydraulic fluid and dry air or nitrogen. The primary job of the air located in the upper chamber of the strut is to act as a spring. And the primary job of the hydraulic fluid, which is located in the lower chamber of the strut, is to regulate and transfer the loads from...
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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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6 kt: will of course deliver higher average speeds in very good weather in a classic climb-glide-climb-glide situation, but in the Alps strong weather always brings good lifting lines and I had the impression that with a MC setting of 6 kts I ran a higher risk of dropping out of those lifting lines, thus being forced back to a climb-glide-climb-glide strategy which consumes quite a big deal of...
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