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So, you would like to fly into AirVenture at Oshkosh?

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You've not done it, but there it is, on your bucket list, maybe at the top. You want to fly your GlaStar, Sportsman or...

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...

Transition Training Challenges

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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...

Can an Aircraft Be Too Safe?

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Can you imagine that? I was hit with this question after I returned from Oshkosh. And that question was from an underwriter no less. Pilots,...

Tail-Low Wheel Landings

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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...

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...

Demo GlaStar Tailwheel

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So, what do you put on the tail of a demo GlaStar? That's easy, Stoddard-Hamilton put on a little tailwheel so it doesn't drag...

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...

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...

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...