Flying

The Sportsman and GlaStar are docile and feel at home on short back-country strips. The flying techniques shared by others make us better pilots.

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LODA

Glasair Aviation announced recently that the company received a LODA (Letter of Deviation Authority) to conduct flight training in their experimental aircraft. A LODA authorizes...
FAA Advisory Circular 90-109A

Advisory Circular: How to Stay Safe in Unfamiliar Aircraft

New AC advises pilots on how to stay safe in unfamiliar aircraft Experimental airplane flights represent only a small component of total general aviation (GA)...
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Wolfgang Drahanowski’s GlaStar Flies

After 11 1/2 years of building time, one more Glastar experimental aircraft (OE-VWD #5605) joined the flying fleet on Sunday, January 16 2011, at...
Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Matt Freeman’ s GlaStar Accident in Alaska

I spoke with Matt Freeman this morning--he and his daughter are fine. Matt has a GlaStar taildragger with large, 26" tundra tires and likes...

GlaStar N533WW Down in Utah

Bill Wilson left Cheyenne accompanied by an RV-4 headed for a fuel stop at Wendover, UT. The agreement was to fly at 10,500 and...
Dave Hulse landing his GlaStar

Landings in a GlaStar Without That “Sinking Feeling”

On December 13th, 1994, Tom Hamilton (idea man extraordinaire, designer, and head of the design team for the GlaStar) handed me the keys to...
NASA artist's rendering of a microburst.

Caught by Downdraft on Short Final

This report was submitted by Gary Bennett. I am sad to report that our Glastar N241GS flipped forward on to its back and sustained major...

The GlaStar: An Instructor’s Perspective

By Michael Crowell, reprinted with permission from INFLIGHT Magazine Mike is a CFII, Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor, an FAA Safety Counselor, and a check...
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First Flight or the Thrill of Having a Baby

For each airplane, first flight is only done once. In my mind, it’s the closest builders get to the thrill of having a baby. Amazing...
Dave Hulse landing his GlaStar

Crosswinds in the GlaStar

On a very windy, gusty Saturday Bill Janes and I flew to a nearby airport to attend an EAA Chapter meet ing. Because I...
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