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by greblo
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Why is my glider flying so fast?
Replies: 5
Views: 2880

Jeff; For the benefit of others... The result was to rotate the trailing edge downward, reducing twist (washout) and causing much more lift at the tips. This extra lift is rearward of the cg and therfore will rotate the nose down in flight. You're also correct in worrying about pitch stability as th...
by greblo
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Video of fatality in Khazakstan
Replies: 2
Views: 3094

Video of fatality in Khazakstan

As difficult as it is to watch, the recent video on the OZ Report of the accident in Khazakstan is insightful. It's clear to me that the initial problems encountered by the pilot just after launch are nothing more than Pilot Induced Oscillations (PIO) caused by the pilots unfamiliarity with the glid...
by greblo
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Several harness problems on launch
Replies: 1
Views: 1803

Several harness problems on launch

Yesterday (Saturday), one of of the launch assistants reported 3 separate incidents where advanced rated pilots nearly launched with problems in harness to glider attachment. It seems all 3 pilots at first declined the offer for a hang check on launch. After offering a second time, the pilots oblige...
by greblo
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: How I almost took 2nd in the Fishbowl
Replies: 2
Views: 2280

great flight Eric;
thanks for sharing it.
Joe
by greblo
Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prepare for Spring Flying Conditions
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Prepare for Spring Flying Conditions

Tips from your Safety Director Spring has arrived and along with it, more unstable more turbulent flying conditions. We normally see an increase in accidents this time of year as some pilots are slow to recognize the added dangers and flight planning necessary to fly safely. Look for more turbulence...
by greblo
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Getting sucked up into a cloud...
Replies: 4
Views: 3080

It seems for many that unless you've been scared by cloud suck, you're generally not too interested in learning how to avoid it. It's not too tricky if you know how and you're aware of when the potential exists. In reality, getting sucked into a cloud and not being able to get out is not likely unle...
by greblo
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Why get a radio license
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Why get a radio license

Here are some good reasons. 1. It's cool to be a legal user as 2M radios can be useful for lots of things other than flying, from disasters and emergency services to skiing and paintball and caravaning on flying trips. 2. Cross country flying pretty much requires the use of 2M radios for safety and ...