Soaring and Flying
as a Flarm
Airplane Lesson Plans
instrument course on charts
Managing Margins Presentation
video part 1
video part 2
video part 3
Doug Jacobs Contest Flying
Ground Launch Procedures by Sierra Mike
Soaring Book Library
Tony Verhulst's reading list: http://home.comcast.net/~verhulst/GBSC/read_lst/read_lst.htm
Foliage in Vermont 2000
Polly Gets a Duo Ride
Why is there Lift? Bernoulli is commonly misused:
The highly acclaimed video A Fine Week of Soaring.
Clubs and Organizations
Experimental Aircraft Association
www.glider.com Bill Bartell's soaring pages.
Greater Boston Soaring Club based in Sterling MA.
MIT Soaring Association based in Sterling MA.
Region 1 is the New England organization of soaring pilots and clubs.
Soaring Society of America
Sugarbush Soaring Association based in Warren VT.
Lands in Huntington PA
a soaring adventure in a very strange place.
The Franklin and I
A reminisance by Walter Lob about flying gliders in the late thirties
Touching the Clouds
Flight in wave at Sugarbush
Hindsight on an emergency.
at Mifflin 2000
The repair of Bonanza N8309N after it struck a bird on 30 April 2000.
Also shown are pictures of the damage.
Computing True Airspeed
The spreadsheet AirspeedFromThreeTracks.xls
Computes the actual true airspeed of a plane given three GPS tracks
taken at the same airspeed. Given three GPS tracks at the same
airspeed you can compute a complete solution for the heading on each
track and the TAS. The spreadsheet contains actual data taken at low
altitude in Lancair IV-P N776CM. Additional data will be added to the
spreadsheet as it is collected for other altitudes.
The method came from a good discussion by Doug Grey which used to be found at:
Applications and Support
Soaring applications are listed with other
supported on the Dragonnorth resources page.
LODA for Training in Experimental Aircraft
for Michael Newman to give Experimental instruction
LODA for Training in N776CM
After the FAA revoked the EAA training exemption at
Oshkosh in 2009 members of LOBO were discussing with the FAA how
to enable training in type for people who were building new
homebuilt kits. This discussion evolved toward the end of 2009,
resulted in discussions between Michael Newman and the Boston FSDO
in early 2010. The discussion continued in meetings with the FAA
at 2010 Sun N Fun. Shortly after that meeting Michael continued the
discussions with the Boston FSDO, getting their advice on how to
submit a LODA application for this training. This simple Application Letter was submitted in May
2010 along with the LOBO FITS Approved Training documents. Over the
remainder of 2010 there were many more discussions over details. The
FAA revamped the process of issuing LODA approvals over this period.
In January 2011 the actual LODA Approval
for N776CM came through.
Glider Speeds to Fly
The speeds in these tables were establish by graphical construction
from the polar show in the glider's manual on the GBSC web site.
Take them with a grain of salt, the speeds feel more like MC 1
|Speed to fly MC 0