1. FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix 2011 - Day 4

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    Commentary and tracking from Day 4 of the FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix 2011. This is the complete race showing the gliders competing head to head on the 28th of July. Screen capture from the 3D…

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    • SAGA Winter Lecture #7: Outlandings & Safety (Bernard Eckey)

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      Outlandings are an inevitable part of the cross-country soaring experience. As such, it is critical to be mentally and logistically prepared for this outcome on every cross-country flight. Take the…

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      • SAGA Winter Lecture #4: Flying at Bunyan (David Pietsch)

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        Bunyan, located just north of Cooma near Kosciuszko National Park, is a perfect location for wave soaring and is home to the Canberra Gliding Club (www.canberragliding.org).…

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        • SAGA Winter Lecture #4: Oxygen Use: Physiology & Hypoxia (Graham Parker)

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          As glider pilots, we will have opportunities to literally soar to great heights. It is critical that we understand how the reduced partial pressure of oxygen at altitude affects our performance and…

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          • SAGA Winter Lecture #3: Aircraft Structures (Redmond Quinn)

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            Gliders must be carefully designed to be structurally and aerodynamically sound, no matter what their materials of construction. Get to know the insides of aircraft you fly so you can appreciate the…

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            • SAGA Winter Lecture #5: Basic Soaring Theory (Craig Vinall)

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              Finding and centring thermals are basic soaring skills that we build on every time we fly. This lecture delves into not only how to visualise and extract the most energy from a thermal, but also how…

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              • SAGA Winter Lecture #2: Basic Glider Aerodynamics (Anthony Smith)

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                Every glider pilot must have at least a basic understanding of the aerodynamic principles that are critical to the stability and control of a glider. This lecture introduces Bernoulli's Theorem and…

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                • SAGA Winter Lecture #1: Lookout (Mandy Temple)

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                  The first lecture in the 2011 series for the South Australian Gliding Association. Mandy Temple provides an insight into the limitations of our visual system and discusses how these relate…

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                  • SAGA Winter Lecture #6: Motorgliders for Environmental Sensing (Andrew McGrath)

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                    Airborne Research Australia (ARA) has the resources to sense many different environmental parameters using state-of-the-art imaging technologies. ARA owns a number of capable aircraft, including two…

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                    • SAGA Winter Lecture #9: Advanced Flight Analysis (Terry Cubley)

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                      Analysing logger traces recorded by the world's top glider pilots gives us some insight into cross-country performance that is achievable, and hence a benchmark to aspire to. Terry provides an in…

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