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.

Pilot logbook cover

LODA

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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...
Chuck Yeager in front of the Bell X-1. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

Are You a Test Pilot?

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Who do you think of when you hear the term, ‘Test Pilot’? I’d bet many, if not most of you, think first of Chuck...
FAA Advisory Circular 90-109A

Advisory Circular: How to Stay Safe in Unfamiliar Aircraft

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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)...

Wolfgang Drahanowski’s GlaStar Flies

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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...

Spinning the GlaStar

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When I heard that Arnie Clarke had been doing some spin testing on his GlaStar I asked him to write about it for us....
Photo: Bidgee [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]

Flying In Poor Weather

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The GlaStar is such a fine, stable airplane flying slowly that it opens up some interesting possibilities for poor weather flying. Have you thought...
Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Matt Freeman’ s GlaStar Accident in Alaska

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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

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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”

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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

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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...

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