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In this issue

They said it couldn’t be done, but Mark Kidd bags a first with a flight all round Gatwick. Read about this and more Epic Thursday flights in the Oct/Nov issue of S&G. There are top tips on how to find the best climbs, plus news from the recent Worlds. The cover has a vintage feel with one of the stunning photographs taken at this year’s VGC International Rally.

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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