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.

Martin Baumer taking off from Boeing Field

Normal Takeoffs in a GlaStar

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Want a wonderful way to start the day? It's amazing thinking about what it took to get you here, ready to fly your GlaStar. Congratulations! You...

Are You a Safe Pilot?

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Do you consider yourself a safe pilot? Why? When you make a flight in your GlaStar, Sportsman or other aircraft, what kinds of pre-flight...
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)...
Crosswind Component Chart

Crosswinds in a GlaStar

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On a very windy, gusty Saturday Bill Janes and I flew to a nearby airport to attend an EAA Chapter meeting. Because I learned...
Dave Hulse landing his GlaStar

Crosswinds in the GlaStar

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

Normal Landings in a GlaStar

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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...
Stall warning vane

GlaStar Stall Warning

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I think a stall warning indicator (SWI) or angle of attack indicator can be an important safety aid if the danger of entering an...
first-flight hb-ynd

First Flight or the Thrill of Having a Baby

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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...
Werner Schneider flying his GlaStar in Switzerland

Climbs in a GlaStar

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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...

Spins in a GlaStar

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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...