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A nine-hour flight from Switzerland to the UK and a 60km flight that brought the fun back to flying were both epic adventures for the pilots involved. You can read about them in the Aug/Sept issue, which also includes news of a low-cost vario that is helping pilots fly more efficiently. Plus, you can learn how the risk of mid-air collision can be calculated.

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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