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Lecture Check list  Clothes, glasses, mask, shoes, glove  Out landing bag  Small white board  Pre flight box  Water bottle and coffee  SeeYou with.

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1 Lecture Check list  Clothes, glasses, mask, shoes, glove  Out landing bag  Small white board  Pre flight box  Water bottle and coffee  SeeYou with 2 flights  Pointing stick  Felt tips

2 What do you want out of Gliding?  Take the comments of the lecture based on your needs  However even if you are a casual flyer you will get a lot more from flying if you prepare and practice  If you don’t you will soon find how hard it is and become disillusioned.

3 Preparation  Personal  Preparation  Practice  Planning  Prevent  Poor  Performance.

4 Immaculate Flying  Platypus Immaculate flying.doc Platypus Immaculate flying.doc Platypus Immaculate flying.doc

5 What do we Practice and Plan?  Personal attire  Glider Preparation  Know how to read the weather  Know the rules  Navigation ability  Nutrition, Hydration and Air  Prepare and Fly the day like The Day  Prepare for out landing and retrieve.

6 Attire  Suitable Hat*  Sun Protection*  Glasses*  Clothing*  Shoes*  Gloves.

7 Body’s Needs  Water Easy to Drink  Pre and post flight drink?  Water Easy to get rid of  Food *  Coffee  Out landing Food*  O 2=>.

8 Oxygen  Have easy access ALWAYS  Use above 10,000 ALWAYS  Use above 8,000 if you are regularly above 10,000  Use if you are tired.

9 Check Lists  Not all pilots use check lists  But those that do never leave anything behind  Leaving home  Glider preparation  Pre Launch  Car  Landing.

10 Glider Preparation  Comfort  Toilet*  Oxygen*  Know your instruments*  Battery don’t rely on club*  Out landing Bag*  EPIRB and SPOT*.

11 Flight Box  Have a flight box with all your needs.  The list is long The list is long The list is long  Have somewhere at home to keep club stuff.

12 Pre Take Off  Pre Take off Check List Pre Take off Check List Pre Take off Check List  Prepare early*.

13 Out landing Prep  Food and Clothing*  Maps*  Note of Flight details in Van  Note in Car Note in Car Note in Car  Glider Out landing List Glider Out landing List Glider Out landing List  Distance and Bearing TO airfield  TEXT.

14 Is this just too hard  Is it just too hard  Preparing Preparation takes time and practice  But it will save trauma in the future.

15 We are Ready to Fly  Now we should be ready to fly.

16 How should you fly?  Fly every flight like you would on THE day  Launch how you would on the day  Cross the start line like the day  Fly as well as you can and improve  Turn the turning points like the day  Finish how you would on the day.

17 Set a goal for the day  Set 2 goals for each day  Write them on a note on the panel  1 Technical goal  1 Emotional goal  Examples. Examples

18 Flying Ability  Unless you can Soar you will not go cross country with any reliability  What speed should you fly in a thermal?  What angle of bank?  Where should the yaw string be?  How Much Practice.

19 What speed should you fly?  Not the slowest you can  The slowest speed a glider can fly is not minimum sink.

20 But what effect Does Circling Have?  It increases the wing loading of the glider and thus the stall speed  By 40%  The speed increase will be sqr root of the wing loading.

21 The problems with slow thermalling.  When a glider flies slowly it looses maneuverability  Fly at the slowest speed that the pilot can feel the air not the waffling glider  This will change with glider weight and type  It will change with the weather.

22 Accurate Speed and Bank  It is vital that you can fly the glider consistently at 45° Angle of Bank.  At the aforementioned speed  But these speeds need to be maintained very accurately.

23 How accurately,  45° 50 kts v 40° 55kts

24 The problems of flying too fast and flat.  Or 40° 50° kts v 35° 55 kts

25 How to Monitor Angle of Bank  You can only monitor your angle of bank with some device*  Like straws on the canopy for example  Remember you have to have it within a couple of degrees.

26 Yaw String.  Where should the yaw string be?

27 Golden Rule  Never fly through the same piece of sink twice.

28 Getting tired  When a pilot goes cross country they will tire before 3 hours  Because the thermalling work load is too high with the other mental functions  Fix this by making thermalling natural  This is only done by solid practice.

29 Know the Rules  FAI Sporting Code READ IT  You will need  An Official Observer  A Flight Recorder  For the Silver Distance know the 5% Rule  FAI or Cylinder.

30 Start  The most common rule failure is not starting!  To finish a closed circuit you must cross the finishing line*.

31 FAI Sector The flight path must pass in the FAI sector that is 45° either side of the bisector. If a logger is used the flight path is according to the Long Lat Position declared NOT the actual location.

32 Turning a Sector.  If you are turning clockwise.  Approach the turn point with the track slightly less than the bearing to the TP  As the bearing increases gradually turn to the right keeping the difference between the bearing and track to 10°+.

33 Cylinder  Deduct 1 k per turning point  Head straight for the TP and when less than 500m turn.

34 Get the turning point right  Or you get no points.

35 Navigation.  Know where the start is  Have an idea of the main geographical features you will pass.  Do not worry about navigation when you are low, concentrate on getting back to height where you will get a better view.

36 Keep an eye in front.  You can glide 10k per 1000ft  So look ahead accordingly  Look for land able terrain within Gliding Distance  Use the map as well as the GPS  Keep a look out.

37 Blue Book  Have a book to record your flights  What you did well  What you learnt  What you need to improve  Read it regularly.

38 Practice  Cross country flights are tiring  You will loose skills as you tire until those skills are natural  Make every flight that you do as if it were THE flight  When you fly work all the time on your skills.

39 Practice  If you are not cleared to go cross country practice at your home airfield  Once you are cleared practice how you mean to go on.

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