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.

Inadvertent Flap Retraction

On our last fuel stop coming home from our Idaho adventures I was landing on a long runway with breezy conditions at KTKX. Due...
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...

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

Are You a Test Pilot?

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...
Pilot logbook cover

LODA

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...
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...

Towing the Line – Glider Operations with the GlaStar

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...
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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...