If you know any more please
email me and I will add them to the list
I was once told
listen to everyone, read everything. Discard what doesn't work for
you, question what you don't understand (or conflicts with what ohters
say) and build up your own toolkit of what works for you.
Fly at best glide, not min
sink, to cover more ground.
In weak conditions, fly gingerly.
Thermals may only last fifteen
Look for lift upwind of clouds,
or up sun.
Small cu have lift directly
The best lift is usually
under clouds with flat bottoms.
Follow line of least sink.
Headwind = shorter range.
Tailwind = greater range.
Notes on Glider performance
Junior 34:1 @ 42 kts
Being pessimistic, take 30:1
With no wind and no sink = 4.8 nautical miles per 1,000 ft
Discus 43:1 @ 54 kts
Being pessimistic, take 37:1
With no wind and no sink = 5.8 nautical miles per 1,000 ft
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