Webinar Series

These “how to” webinar series will take place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and covers practical beginner-level to advanced material.

3 Things Every Glider Pilot Must Do At The Beginning Of The Season 5/1/2018 “Garret Willat, 3 time USA national soaring champion and world class glider instructor, will be sharing his TOP 3 tips for getting ready for the start of the soaring season.”

THERMALING 101_ The Easy As 1-2-3 Method      5/15/2018 This is the first webinar in a series that focuses on thermal and cross country soaring covering practical beginner-level to advanced material presented by ERIC CARDEN.

Takeoff Dangers and How to Avoid Them 6/6/2018

Finding ‘Near Miss’ Thermals 6/24/2018

Glider Flight Simulation   07/03/2018 (CFI-G Scott Manley) Scott has dedicated his life to promote the use of flight simulation (CONDOR) to improve glider flight education and pilot proficiency.

How to Find and Stay on Lift Lines      7/18/2018
This is the 3rd webinar in a series that focuses on thermal and cross country soaring covering practical beginner-level to advanced material presented by ERIC CARDEN.
HOW TO FIND AND STAY ON LIFT LINES covers parallel-to-the-wind, long-run “lift lines”, such as are present on most soaring days with moderate wind. The light lift in these lines can greatly extend a glider’s reach and promotes thermals, making them popular thermal hang-outs. A basic understanding of how to detect and stay on lift lines can have the same effect as doubling your glider’s glide ratio – when you’re on a lift line, at least. This is Part 1 of a two-part series on lift lines. Part 2 is a discussion of advanced lift line concepts. (Condor V1 doesn’t simulate lift lines, so unfortunately there are no lift line exercises in the course yet.)

Soaring Weather Forecasting for Dummies   8/15/2018
The presenter is Ramy Yanetz, one of the top cross-country pilots in the country (he REGULARLY logs 1,000 km+ flights and is constantly a top 5 finisher in the OLC). Ramy started flying hang gliders in Israel before moving to the U.S. in 1990. He transitioned to sailplanes 20 years ago and has accumulated close to 7,500 flying hours and nearly half a million km in cross-country flights! Ramy flies an ASG29 out of multiple places in California, Nevada, and Utah.