Soaring Seminars

2018 Preliminary outline:
SES Cross Country 101 Seminar

OVERSubscribed / Full No more RSVPs allowed


wally presents

Beginners learn how to comfortably fly their first distance flight.

Date: Saturday January 27, 2018    Time: 9:15am -2:45pm EST

Location: Southern Eagles Soaring, Warm Springs Roosevelt Airport   southerneaglessoaring.com

What: A seminar (and lunch!) to prepare pilots to fly their first cross country.

Who: Any glider pilots interested in learning how leave glide range of the pattern - now or in the future.

Why: Pilots who learn to fly XC & Racing tend to get more out of soaring , stay in the sport longer, and enjoy years of camaraderie with fellow pilots. Cross country soaring skills will take your flying to the next level.

Cost: Attendees are asked to contribute $15 for lunch and expenses.


Preliminary program - subject to adjustment:

9:30-11:40

  • Silver planning: How to plan & execute that first x-country/Silver C  50 km/31 mile Flight.  Planning, nav, decision heights, landing out, flight documentation.   (Wally & Chris)

  • Prerequisite skills before trying this, basic skills & badge ladder.  (Wally)

  • Courses that make sense from Warm Springs.   (Chris)

  • Dual practice you can do with an instructor or experienced pilot.  (Chris)

  • Posting to OLC.  (Chris)

  • Good reference books.  (Wally & Chris)


11:45-11:55

  • Touch on flight computers like XCSoar and flight analysis in SeeYou.  (Chris)


12:00-12:30

  • Landing out, better. Having never landed out is a barrier to feeling comfortable leaving the nest.   (Wally)

  • Learn some best practices and some stories.  (Wally)

  • Hear about are upcoming outlanding practice day - with instructor and club 2 seater.  (Chris)


12:30-1:30 Lunch - Pizza, Wings and Salad.


1:40-2:45  

  • How to communicate you location, contact crew, help your crew with a checklist  (Chris)

  • Glider assembly/disassembly and trailering - until you have done it  - it seems like a big scary barrier.  Learn how to retrieve yourself or your buddy (and occasionally both).   (Wally & Chris)


Depending on the weather we can also fly afterwards.


RSVP done, no more spaces are available, we have 37 people!. - ruf chris - @ gmail- .com 404-312-6377. Space is full.  Plan to bring a chair, $15 and some good questions.


please forward this invite anyone interested in flying cross country some day...


Presentation by Chris Ruf & Wally Berry


Chris has flown state records in GA & TX, and hopes to fly more than the 500km. He helps organize the GTA - Georgia Tennessee & Alabama race series and often serves as Competition Director.  He has flown many GTA, as well as SSA Regional and National Competitions.

Wally has flown many long flights in GA - looking for any excuse to head for Cordele or Alabama. He has been a Regional Soaring Champion multiple times. He served as Competition Director at the 2017 Cordele 15m, Standard & Open Class National Races, and has flown several National Competitions.

 

2017 Glider Competition 101 Seminar
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wally presents

The seminar was a success with a full house of 29 attendees from SES, and as far away as Huntsville, AL, Sylacauga, AL, somewhere in SC, and Jacksonville, FL. We had an engaged audience and some good questions too. Might be getting some new racers soon!Beginners learn how to comfortably fly their first race day & have fun too!What:  Seminar to prepare pilots to fly their first contest. Not focused on how to win, but on how to avoid a lot of common beginner mistakes.Who: Any glider pilots interested in learning how take the leap into racing - now or in the future. Why: Pilots who learn to fly XC & Racing tend to get more out of soaring , stay in the sport longer, and enjoy years of camaraderie with fellow racers. Racing hones your cross country soaring skills and will take your flying to the next level. Beginning racers are often impressed by how much their flying improves and by how far they can fly on days they once considered marginal.

Course materials:Glider Competition 101 Seminar.pptx . PowerPoint 2010+
Glider Competition 101 Seminar.pdf . PDF
Checklists: US Team PDF, also Cross Country Checklists.doc Click for Warm Springs Training Task List

Much of the Content is based on the SSA Guide to Competition &How to Prepare for and Fly your First Contest by Hank Nixonhttp://www.ssa.org/ContestRules - see especially the guide at the end.Calendar http://www.ssa.org/ContestCommittee?show=blog&id=3110http://www.dragonnorth.com/djpresentations/  Andy Davis’ article and othersXcsoar.org

https://gta-racing.info
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GTA-Racing/             GTA-Racing@yahoogroups.com

Gliding Safety Videos World Wide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange   http://soaringweb.org/TP/NA.html#US

We are hoping other clubs can host this same seminar, we can supply the presentation materials.


2015 Cross Country 101 Seminar


seminar on XC

Beginners learn how to comfortably fly their first Cross Country flights.

Course materials:

Oh the Places you’ll go Soaring.pptx . powerpoint 2010+

Checklists: US Team PDF, also Cross Country Checklists.doc

Click for Warm Springs Training Task List

 

Training Resources


Course materials:
2018 - coming soon

2017 Glider Competition 101 Seminar.pptx. PowerPoint 2010+
2017 Glider Competition 101 Seminar.pdf PDF.

2015 Oh the Places you’ll go Soaring.pptx . powerpoint 2010+

Checklists: US Team PDF, also Cross Country Checklists.doc
Warm Springs Training Task List

Cross Country For Beginners, Rand Baldwin & Bill Elliot 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.1, 5.2, 6

Thermal Structure and Behavior, Angevine

SSA Guide to Competition
How to Prepare for and Fly your First Contest
by Hank Nixon

Doug Jacob's collection of presenation DJpresentations/ 
Andy Davis’ article
and others

GTA-racing.info GTA beginners XC racing.

Gliding Safety Videos

World Wide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange  

Xcsoar.org

http://www.ssa.org/ContestRules - see especially the guide at the end.
SSA Calendar


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