Crazy mountain wave: flying a glider at redline and still going up!
Mar18

Crazy mountain wave: flying a glider at redline and still going up!

What do you do when you are flying a glider at redline, and a strong wave is pushing you into class A airspace?  Join Ben Hirashima me on a winter wave flight to find out and discover what flying sailplanes is really like. This is the story of a full glider flight, from take-off to landing, shown in time-lapse. It includes voice-over commentary, 3D visualizations, instrument overlays, statistical overlays, 360 video, and post-flight...

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Best of gliding 2023
Jan30

Best of gliding 2023

Glider pilot and influencer Flyingmutz highlights his 2023 gliding season by creating a montage of his best flying sequences. During the year the pilot became the Swiss Junior Champion, and completed successful flights in both the Alps and Southern Germany....

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Why gliding makes you a better airline pilot
Nov13

Why gliding makes you a better airline pilot

It is believed that many skills learnt flying a glider are transferable to a professional pilot flight training. Talking at the European Airline Transport Symposium (EATS) Sergio Gómez Brito, head of training at Spanish ATO Quality Fly discussed the merits of using gliders in commercial flight training. This video from Quality Fly illustrates a number of ways in how gliding can help under training commercial pilots in terms of manual...

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First time flying a jet powered LS4 glider at 200kph
Oct22

First time flying a jet powered LS4 glider at 200kph

The new LS4 ‘jet’ retrofit option by M&D Flugzeugbau is being well received by glider pilots after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved the jet modification in November 2022. The pilot in the video demonstrates how much fun it is to fly the jet-powered glider and lists its advantages. The LS4’s jet engine can sustain the glider’s flight and prevent glider pilots from landing-out from an...

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