Soaring Seminars

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 Nixon

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

Calendar http://www.ssa.org/ContestCommittee?show=blog&id=3110

http://www.dragonnorth.com/djpresentations/  Andy Davis’ article and others

Xcsoar.org

http://gta-racing.org/
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



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