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...

Vapor Lock Causes Trouble Over Water

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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...
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...
Bill Yamokoskis GlaStar in flight.

GlaStar Required Nose-up Trim

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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....
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...

Towing the Line – Glider Operations with the GlaStar

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I have been asked by representatives of many soaring clubs if the GlaStar could be a good towplane for gliders. After examining the towplane's...

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....
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...

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...
John Lake cruising in his GlaStar N484VM

GlaStar Cruise

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