We have seen PGC members venture further East towards Trenton recently. If you have not read it yet – Daniel ventured quite far towards the Shore – read his blog here: https://soaringeconomist.com/2022/08/30/08-22-22-what-a-breeze/
Have you had your phone overheat while flying? Are you ready to deal with a battery pack catching fire? Worth a watch and a ponder: https://youtu.be/mwzs7vQizpk
The April edition of the SSA magazine has the perhaps best explanation yet, why a dropping head wind on final may cause you to come up short. Worth a read!
We will be voting on some by laws changes to prepare the club for the next 80 years! See separate emails and physical letters sent to your home for more details!
A weekend read that may save your life. A detailed analysis by Clemens of a recent fatal glider accident in Colorado. I don’t think this issue is just a concern out West: https://chessintheair.com/invisible-microburst-kills-expert-glider-pilot/
The SSA offers several scholarships for CFI-G, Youth members… Check the latest SSA magazine for details
Our weatherman is at the region 5 North contest in South Carolina. But here are some tools you can use: Check Wunderground: https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/pa/hilltown/40.32,-75.24 Windy: https://www.windy.com/40.342/-75.253?39.863,-75.253,8 Dr. Jack: http://www.drjack.info/BLIP/NAM/NE/index.html Here is one, which presents a good forecast for aviation: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KDYL&state=PA And you’ve probably heard about Skysight – a very compelling tool, if for no other reason … Read more
If you haven’t yet – have a read in this month’s SSA magazine. Several really good articles. From first land outs to wave flying out West, electric powerplants to knife fights in phone booths and “exciting losses” – how inattention can cost in money and downtime. But wait – there is more. Open that paper … Read more
The days get longer, the snow will melt, the field dry out and flying @PGC resumes. Get ready for the season by attending an Ops and Safety briefing, schedule your duty days and go through the required paperwork for your Annual check ride. Plus give a hand with getting our club ships ready with a … Read more
Ground School every Saturday morning 1/29 through 3/5 from 9:00 AM until 12:30 on Zoom. See the flyer below for details: https://www.pgcsoaring.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/PGC-Ground-School-Flyer-2022.pdf