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.

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...
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...

Vapor Lock Causes Trouble Over Water

This cautionary tale was submitted by Al Lange. After 4 years and 6,000 hours in construction, two long-time pilots were finally on the way to...
Bill Yamokoskis GlaStar in flight.

GlaStar Required Nose-up Trim

This tip was provided by Craig O’Neill , Stoddard-Hamilton. Several folks mentioned having difficulty trimming out the required back pressure at 60 knots down final....

Testing the Airspeed Indicator

While flying off your test time, why not check your airspeed gauge? A simple, somewhat accurate way, if you have access to GPS, is...

Spins in a GlaStar

I did my required spin training for the instructor's rating in the second, demo GlaStar. (Learned to fly in a Luscombe, didn't enjoy spinning...

Glasair I – Still Strong After 20 Years

Submitted by Jeff Wernli V.P. Sales & Marketing, Stoddard-Hamilton As we come toward the end of Stoddard- Hamilton’s 20th year anniversary, l thought it would be...
John Lake cruising in his GlaStar N484VM

GlaStar Cruise

One of the best things about the GlaStar is going somewhere; a little stick pressure is all it takes. It's comfortable - get lumbar...
Werner Schneider flying his GlaStar in Switzerland

Climbs in a GlaStar

I marvel at the feel and authority of the GlaStar in a climb, especially at slow airspeeds. Let's look at a normal climb, best...
Dave Hulse landing his GlaStar

Normal Landings in a GlaStar

When flying at airshows, it's not uncommon to have many aircraft of various approach speeds all headed for the same or parallel runways at...
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