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In this issue

April saw some epic cross-country flying in the UK, including three laps of a 500km and the first Standard Class glider to complete more than 1,000 declared kilometres. Read about these flights from Portmoak in the June/July issue of S&G, which also features more top tips on thermal centring. You can discover what it is like to fly Stemme’s S12, plus there is an eight-page report on the highlights of AERO 2017, including the HpH TwinShark.

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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