Link to Wings and Wheels article titled, “SAFETY AT THE TURNPOINT.” http://mailchi.mp/wingsandwheels/safety-at-the-turnpoint Here we find yet another excellent example of one of the “MANY INHERENT DANGERS” which accompany the mindset of the...
Exhibit A: From the 2017 SSA US Rules opinion poll Here we see the many assumptions and opinions that are provided to steer the casual US contest pilot towards a particular answer in the SSA’s US rule committees world famous “opinion” poll. They...
The stake-burning efforts of any non-believer continues… Over the past several years, I have regularly been portrayed as the “bad guy” because I argue for more than the SSA’s current near-zero number of annual racing tasks. What are the...
I am off to lunch, planning to read the 45-page FAI Gliding World Championship rulebook for the very first time. I am a US Soaring Team member, and I am unfamiliar with the rules, strategies, and tactics of an FAI World Gliding Championships. The same goes for most of...
Ask yourself the following question before reading my article. Does the diagram on the task sheet below look like like a race? Over the past 20 years, United States soaring competition tasks have changed significantly. Soaring competition used to consist of mainly...
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