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.

The GlaStar: An Instructor’s Perspective

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By Michael Crowell, reprinted with permission from INFLIGHT Magazine Mike is a CFII, Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor, an FAA Safety Counselor, and a check...
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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...
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...

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...
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....

Testing the Airspeed Indicator

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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

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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...

Glasair I – Still Strong After 20 Years

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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

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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...
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...