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NOV. 6TH WEBINAR - Your First Task and Contest

Please register for TOP TIPS: FLYING YOUR FIRST TASK AND CONTEST, held on November 6th, 2018, 5:00 pm PDT at:


Learning to fly a sailplane (glider) is great fun and will make anyone a better pilot. Once you have learned how to safely takeoff, stay aloft using various lift sources, and execute spot landings, it’s time to broaden your horizons and fly cross-country (XC) flights. A fun way of doing this is to fly a preset task around a course of turn points. Once you can fly a task, you may want to accelerate your learning by entering a regional contest. BREAKING NEWS: contest flying is NOT about the contest, but rather the opportunity to spend a few days surrounded by likeminded pilots and to improve your own soaring skills at an exponential rate!

After attending this webinar, you will know:
- How to create and fly a task
- How to prepare for and what to expect from your first contest
- Next steps for those who are interested

The guest panel for this “hangar flying” style webinar includes our own Bruno Vassel IV (Bruno created the Nephi UT cross-country/OLC camp), Andy Blackburn (longtime XC/contest pilot), Ken Sorenson (SSA Chairman, contest director and longtime contest pilot) and myself, David Lessnick (flew my first contest this year).

This is the 7th webinar in a series that focuses on a myriad of soaring topics ranging from soaring safety, off-field landing techniques, soaring weather, badge flying, setting up your glide computer, flying cloud streets and oh, so, so much more!

Each webinar in this series is presented by a different expert and takes place live every 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 pm CENTRAL TIME.

THIS AND ALL OF OUR WEBINARS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR THE FAA WINGS PROGRAM! The FAA Pilot Proficiency Program, or WINGS program, promotes educational training which can reduce accident rates dramatically.

It is easy to sign up for the program and is free. Go to www.faasafety.gov for more information. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SAME EMAIL TO REGISTER FOR WINGS AS YOU DO TO REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINARS.

Seats are limited to 500 and fill up fast so REGISTER TODAY!

After registering,  you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Posted: 10/22/2018 By: General News

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