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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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...

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...
Tom Flemming's GlaStar on landing. (Photo: Dave Prizio)

Tail-Low Wheel Landings

I have written several times about the long-standing debate over three-point versus wheel landings in tailwheel equipped airplanes. Of course the debate has been...
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...
Right rudder, right rudder, right rudder...

Transition Training Challenges

Pilots who haven't started transition training into the Glastar or Sportsman should be prepared to encounter a few challenges that are quite common for...

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...
Martin Baumer taking off from Boeing Field

Normal Takeoffs in a GlaStar

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?

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

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

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