Tuesday May 14
Enjoy a flight with Bellair [AU]
Terry Bellair is flying high. The 73-year-old glider pilot from Glenlyon this year completed his longest ever flight - 1037km in just over 10 hours.
Thu May 09, 2013
Kintbury aviation fan restores historic glider, after 1,000 man hours [UK]
IT'S TAKEN 32 months and more than 1,000 man hours - but Kintbury aviation fan Alan Pettitt has nearly completed his labour of love on this historic glider.
Wed May 08, 2013
'Secret of Flight' portable museum set to showcase Wright Brothers gliders [US]
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Montgomery's Aviator Bar will sponsor the "Secret of Flight" portable museum on Saturday during the second annual Montgomery Street Fair.
Tue May 07, 2013
Soar above blue Hawaii [US/NZ]
Herald journalist Yvonne Tahana and New Zealand travel journalist Ruth Scott gliding over Hawaii with Honolulu Soaring.
Sun May 05, 2013
Forgotten aviation pioneer's aircraft to take to the air once more [UK]
A pioneering aircraft, built by a Welsh colliery worker more than 100 years ago but destroyed before it made a recorded flight, is being rebuilt from scratch to prove it would have flown successfully.
Pilot hurt in Bucks County glider crash [US]
A glider crashed at a Bucks County small-plane airfield Saturday, injuring the 70-year-old pilot, who was rushed to the hospital, authorities said.
Thu May 02, 2013
Pickens students win Glider Challenge [US]
Pickens County students took home top honors in the 2013 Glider Challenge held April 25 at Lockheed Martin at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center.
Wed May 01, 2013
Air Cadets glider program spared from cuts [CA]
There will be no changes to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets glider training program.
Earlier this week, the CBC published Defence Department emails that discussed cuts to the program in order to help meet budgetary reduction targets.
An email from Bill Berrill, the national governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, that was forwarded to The Chronicle Herald, also alluded to the financial challenges, saying the “Canadian Cadet Organization is not immune from the effects of these reductions and is reviewing all options to meet the best interests of everyone.”
But on Wednesday, Defence Minister Peter MacKay released a statement through his website and social media saying “there are to be no reductions in resources allocated to the cadet glider program or any cadet program.”
“I believe in the merits of this program and the benefits it provides to Canadian communities are unparallelled,” he said.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Eagle's Nest told by state authorities to not allow grass runway operations [US]
The use of grassy areas at Waynesboro's Eagle's Nest Airport for the landing of antique aircraft and weekend glider operations will no longer be tolerated because it constitutes the use of an unlicensed runway, the Virginia Department of Aviation told airport users in a Monday meeting.
Virginia Department of Aviation Director Randall Burdette said the airport would need to have a licensed turf runway that would be separate from the regular runway and must meet state requirements.
Air Cadet Glider Program Hit By Cuts? The Issue Makes It To the House of Commons [CA]
"The Air Cadet Program is planning on making some changes This is what we know: 1) As of September 1st, the Gliding Program is intended to be shut down 2) This has NOT been signed off yet!!! 3) They are planning on continuing power flight, and doing some power famils.
If you are in the Cadet Program, regardless of if you’re a pilot or not, if you have experienced the joys of gliding, you can definitely understand why this petition is being created. Gliding is hands down one of the most, if not the most, memorable experiences an Air Cadet can experience in their cadet career. Speaking from personal experience, gliding is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I think every single Air Cadet who puts in the effort merits to have the opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Investigators looking into glider crash that killed pilot on Long Island [US]
The National Transportation Safety Board is on the scene of a crash of a small glider on Long Island Saturday that killed a pilot.
Fatal glider crash mystifies onlookers [AU]
A man next to the winch operator who launched a glider into the air seconds before it collided with another glider is mystified how the fatal accident happened.
The ground crew including the winch operator and pilots of both gliders were on the same radio network on Saturday afternoon.
A Sydney man, 50, was killed and his 70-year-old co-pilot from Tallong was seriously injured in the accident 20 kilometres north of Goulburn.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Emergency landing turns into show and tell [US]
A single seat glider flew into the Owls’ nest this afternoon and almost went unnoticed.
Pilot Tony Smolder of Spring was en route from Waller to Texas Municipal Power Agency at Gibbons Creek when he had to complete an emergency landing in a German Rolladen-Schneider LS 8 glider plane today, at about 3 p.m., and spotted the open field at Anderson-Shiro Junior-Senior High School. After a smooth landing at 50 mph, the pilot said he was soon welcomed by staff and students who took photos with the plane.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
8th Graders Competing in Glider Challenge [US]
8th grade students from across the Upstate are set to compete in the 2013 Glider Challenge Competition this Thursday, April 25. The competition will be hosted by Lockheed Martin at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) in Greenville County from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The event is the capstone of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education program for 8th graders in Pickens County. In the Glider Challenge, students explore the relationship between force and motion and the effects of weight and lift on the glider. Most importantly, they learn how to work in small teams to solve a problem and accomplish a goal.