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In this issue

With gliders grounded, pilots have been scratching the itch with visits to new gliding sites and taking part in competitions using soaring simulators. Before lockdown, a new world record was set with an epic 1,730km flight, and some gliding greats discovered heaven on Earth during the Helli Lasch Challenge. Read about these in the June/July issue of S&G and don’t miss essential top tips on caring for your parachute and how to use it correctly to save your life after a bale out.

– Distribution of the June/July issue of S&G will be taking place as usual and we are anticipating that most (UK) subscribers will have received their copy by 5th June. If you have not received it by that date, advise the BGA by email (not by phone, please): office@gliding.co.uk

Best of Sailplane & Gliding

  • Alps Schematic

    This copyright schematic of the French Alps is a purely illustrative representation of the kind of information that glider pilots mark on the topographic air charts to help plan their route through the Alps. It accompanies an article by William Malpas, Getting Going in the Alps, in the December 2005 – January 2006 S&G. It may be downloaded for personal use only.

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  • Low-down in the alps – Part 1

    William Malpas, in the first of his three-part series, Low-Down on the Alps, gives advice and information on exploiting this soaring paradise. This copyright article first appeared in the April-May 1988 S&G and may be downloaded for S&G readers’ personal use only.

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  • Low-down on the Alps – Part 2

    William Malpas, who lives in France and spends much of the season mountain flying, continues his advice to British pilots who are taking gliding holidays in the Alps. This copyright article first appeared in the April-May 1989 S&G and may be downloaded for S&G readers’ personal use only.

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  • Low-down on the Alps – Part 3

    William Malpas collaborates with Jean-Renaud Faliu and Jacques Noel for the third article in this series on mountain flying, this time concentrating on safety when gliding in the Alps. This copyright article first appeared in the December 1989-January 1990 S&G and may be downloaded for S&G readers’ personal use only.

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