25 March 2010

Ottawa Soaring Seminar

This past weekend the team members participated in a Soaring Seminar in Ottawa.  The seminar was attended by 46 pilots from the Ottawa and Montreal area clubs and a small contingent made the drive from the Toronto area as well.

Dave made a presentation on Weather Forecasting from Internet sources including the relatively new XC Skies soaring weather website.
Willem presented Macready Theory as applied to the inter-thermal and final glide modes of flight
Jerzy presented techniques to optimize cross-country speed while on task.

The seminar was well received by all who attended and many took away new concepts to apply in improving their own cross-country flying.

Thanks to all who attended.