News und Infos rund ums Segelfliegen

2019-09-22, Videos, USA

5Z Lightning Pass

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The end of a fun soaring day. Britton and I flew from Inyokern to the south end of Death Valley and back.
Here's the view from the cockpit: https://youtu.be/5C5Bpee2Xbg ...

Quelle: Christian (DD)

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2019-09-21, News, USA

Managing the Safety Risk of Ridge Soaring

"When you talk to the old-timers about ridge soaring, they often say you just gotta believe in the ridge lift. I’ve always been a bit bothered by this statement. We are strapping ourselves into a 600 pound mass of fiberglass, metal or wood that has a considerable amount of energy and we’re insisting on taking this aircraft into some places where there is nowhere to land, counting on updrafts ahead to keep us up. In the places where you can land, many of the fields are tricky and have a much higher probability of damaging a glider and/or hurting yourself should you have to use them. Perhaps it’s my agnostic upbringing, but I am not one who readily counts on faith when piloting a sailplane. ..." [more]

Quelle: Christian (DD)

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2019-09-20, Unfälle, Deutschland

Boberg - Segelflugzeug

[ndr.de] [aviation-safety.net]

 

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2019-09-20, News, Deutschland

Tablets

"Der Einsatz von Tablets und EFBs in der Allgemeinen Luftfahrt ..." [aopa.de]

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2019-09-19, News, Brasilien

Sail By Wire

"... Iscold’s plan was to develop a new set of wings for the glider, which would offer several advantages: increased aspect ratio and wing loading to optimize cross-country flight and, more significantly, a fly-by-wire control system, which would allow constant in-flight optimization of the wing camber along its total length without added workload for the pilot. Thus was born the Nixus Project (Nixus in Latin can be translated as “pushing ahead”). ..." [kitplanes.com] [Nixus Project]

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2019-09-18, Videos, Österreich

Segelfliegen in den Alpen 2017

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Segelfliegen in der Saison 2017. In den Schweizer, italienischen und österreichischen Alpen. ...

Quelle: Christian (DD)

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2019-09-17, News, USA

Situation Awareness and Intersections

"What is situational awareness? It’s something that everyone knows and must have to succeed in flying, but it is not obvious exactly what it is and how you get it. When we make bad decisions it’s often that we weren’t really situationally aware. So like with other abstract, albeit intuitive flying concepts, I like to break it down into its components and see what it really is all about. So on a simple level, perhaps situational awareness is the pilot’s ability to process his present environment. A pilot can be said to be situationally aware when he recognizes where he is, how he got there and what are his choices going forward. ..." [more]

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2019-09-16, News, Deutschland

D-43 Trudelerprobung

Zum Idaflieg Sommertreffen 2019 gab es einen ausführlichen [Blog] mit interessanten Details und z.B. ein Video zur D-43 Trudelerprobung auf [Facebook].

Quelle: Christian (DD)

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2019-09-15, Unfälle, Österreich

Micheldorf - Segelflugzeug

[orf.at] [kleinezeitung.at] [aviation-safety.net]

 

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2019-09-15, Unfälle, Frankreich

Itxassou - Segelflugzeug

[actu.fr] [aviation-safety.net]

 

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