Thermaling

Thermal Flying Tips

Here are a few  tips to help improve your thermal flying.  1. Listen to your variometer. As you hear its pitch increase, indicating stronger lift, straighten up your flight path a bit so that you fly deeper into the strongest part of the thermal. When your vairos pitch decreases, indicating weaker lift, tighten up your …

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Thermaling tips Learned in Mexico…

1. When thermalling, fly deeper in the brakes.. almost carabiner level.  Better pressurizaton, less pitching, occillations.  I was flying right through a bunch of the juicy stuff and getting tossed over the waterfall on the backside.    2.  When on speedbar, fly with your fingertips on the stabillos.  “Checking” the glider with the stabillo lines in …

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HOW TO THERMAL BETTER

So you’ve found your climb – now what’s the best way to use it? by Jay Rebbeck, Published: 27-Aug-01 X-C Magazine Centering thermals efficiently, and climbing quickly, are probably the most fundamental skills you need to soar successfully. Even a small improvement in your technique could easily mean an extra few hundred feet in every …

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