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Why Soaring?

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Better Outrach to Grow Your Soaring Groupby Neita Montague

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Why Soaring?

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  5. 5. 5WHY SOARING: ORHOW TO MAKE GOOD CLUBS BETTER
  6. 6. 6WHAT KEEPS A GLIDER IN THE AIR? • WHY THIS TALK • HISTORY • WHAT WE DO NOW • THE FUTURE OF SOARING • WHY YOU SHOULD CARE • DEMOGRAPHICS • PLANNING TO CHANGE THAT FUTURE • TRAINING ISSUES • SUMMARY • HANDOUTS
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  14. 14. WHY? 14SSA Convention – ABQ – PR for Clubs WSPA Seminar – Avenal, CA 2007  Training issues of attendees  How they were treated at home gliderports  Visits gliderports: across the U.S., in Europe, New Zealand
  15. 15. 15TAKING A BREAK FROM WORK – A GLIDERPORT IS FAMILY FRIENDLY
  16. 16. IT TOOK A COMMUNITY: 16 YOU BROUGHT YOUR CREW YOU BROUGHT YOUR FAMILY YOU HAD MEALS TOGETHER EVERYONE WAS ACTIVELY WELCOMED PHONES WERE ANSWERED SENSE OF “WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER” EMPHASIS ON CROSS COUNTRY SENSE OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY LESS EMPHASIS ON EQUIPMENT WORKED YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SHIPS
  17. 17. 17PART OF THE CULTURE – YOU WERE EXPECTED TO GIVE BACKINVOLVED WITH THE GLIDERPORT:TIME, MATERIALS, MONEY, EXPERTISE, CONTACTSEQUAL EMPHASIS ON COMPETITION –MORE WENT TO DEVELOPING THEGLIDERPORT AND THE SPORT – and gettingnew members
  18. 18. Why You Should Care: 18 About Increasing membershipMore People to:  $ for better field Rig and de-rig equipment, solar, t Retrieves/Crew rees, carts, land! Walk in rides- $ makers  Grant writing Do stuff: repairs, tools, equipmen  Legal advice, fees t, meals  Connections to Future instructors and resources in town tow pilots  Retain members – Financial support: Philadelphia Glider dues, tow Council fees, donations Good friends
  19. 19. 19What are you gliderportDemographics - It matters!Look at your age groups – Air SailingLook at your experience groups Students or Cross CountryTHEN PLAN TO GROW YOURGLIDERPORT!
  20. 20. YOU WANT TO GROW YOUR 20GLIDERPORT DONE BEFORE/DO AGAIN Answering the phone! Stack of newsletters, cards Target groups CAP, Boys & Girl Scouts, NEW IDEAS or OLD? Young Eagles $1 M Flying local weatherman, City Girls/Boys Clubs Council, Fireman, Police, Rotar AF JROTC, etc. y, Women’s Club, Toastmasters Newspapers for events Air Shows  TV station for special event Power Pilots’ Groups  Power Safety Clinics Open Houses  FAA Instructor Clinics Specific to age or gender  Phone Crib Sheet Signs and flyers Chamber of  Local businesses: products Commerce, Mayor, City Hall
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  22. 22. Answering the Phone Excerpt 22HI! OUR GLIDERPORT. THIS IS _____________How can I help you?We’d love to have you come out to: Look at a glider Take a ride, take a lesson Talk to an instructor Just walk around- Here’s a phone # of someone you can talk to about flying:- Why don’t you drive out and bring a picnic lunch/join us- We’re flying on ____ day and we’ll be here from X:00 to X:00- Contact you? Send you a newsletter? Great you called!-Check out our website: www.ourgliderport.org
  23. 23. Tucson Soaring Club 23
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  25. 25. 25 9 Accidents in 7 Yearso ASW 20o L-13o Blaniko Grob 103o Grob 103o 1-36o Pegasuso Russiao L-33
  26. 26. Duty Instructor System 26STUDENTS:1. Do not fly often with the same CFIG2. Training typically takes longer = frustration, higher drop out rate3. Becomes more expensive than need be. You want your students up and out flying and enthusing others4. Flying with too many different CFIGs diminishes confidence levels5. CFIGs often just sit in glider: no briefing/de-briefingINSTRUCTORS: - Must guess where the student is in training (even with records) - Is looking for consistency (oh, he flew well on the day I flew with him) - Solo decision is critical (how can you be sure all this is covered)
  27. 27. FAR Part 61.87 27 Solo Requirements Code of Federal Regulations Sec. 61.87 Part 61 CERTIFICATION: PILOTS, FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS, AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS Subpart C--Student Pilots Sec. 61.87 Solo requirements for student pilots. (a) General. A student pilot may not operate an aircraft in solo flight unless that student has met the requirements of this section. The term "solo flight" as used in this subpart means that flight time during which a student pilot is the sole occupant of the aircraft or that flight time during which the student performs the duties of a pilot in command of a gas balloon or an airship requiring more than one pilot flight crewmember. (b) Aeronautical knowledge. A student pilot must demonstrate satisfactory aeronautical knowledge on a knowledge test that meets the requirements of this paragraph: (1) The test must address the student pilots knowledge of-- (i) Applicable sections of parts 61 and 91 of this chapter; (ii) Airspace rules and procedures for the airport where the solo flight will be performed; and (iii) Flight characteristics and operational limitations for the make and model of aircraft to be flown. (2) The students authorized instructor must-- (i) Administer the test; and (ii) At the conclusion of the test, review all incorrect answers with the student before authorizing that student to conduct a solo flight. (c) Pre-solo flight training. Prior to conducting a solo flight, a student pilot must have: (1) Received and logged flight training for the maneuvers and procedures of this section that are appropriate to the make and model of aircraft to be flown; and (2) Demonstrated satisfactory proficiency and safety, as judged by an authorized instructor, on the maneuvers and procedures required by this section in the make and model of aircraft or similar make and model of aircraft to be flown.
  28. 28. 28Further Requirements for Solo Maneuvers and procedures for pre-solo flight training in a glider. A student pilot who is receiving training for a glider rating or privileges must receive and log flight training for the following maneuvers and procedures: ) Proper flight preparation procedures, including preflight planning, preparation, aircraft systems, and, if appropriate, powerplant operations; ) Taxiing or surface operations, including runups, if applicable; ) Launches, including normal and crosswind; ) Straight and level flight, and turns in both directions, if applicable. ) Airport traffic patterns, including entry procedures. ) Collision avoidance, windshear avoidance, and wake turbulence avoidance; ) Descents with and without turns using high and low drag configurations; ) Flight at various airspeeds;<, ) Emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions; ) Ground reference maneuvers, if applicable, ) Inspection of towline rigging and review of signals and release procedures, if applicable ) Aerotow, ground tow, or self-launch procedures, ) Procedures for disassembly and assembly of the glider, ) Stall entry, stall, and stall recovery, ) Straight glides, turns, and spirals, ) Landings, including normal and crosswind, ) Slips to a landing ) Procedures and techniques for thermalling; and ) Emergency operations, including towline break procedures.
  29. 29. 29 DUTY INSTRUCTOR IMPROVED Start making new instructors: a gliderport goal  Tie into untapped sources of new students, especially women – One club ASKED!  CFIG Camp “Teaching the Female Student” One Master CFIG to track chick No more than 3 instructors – Stage Checks Can be a good thing to learn different techniques but better to assign one main instructor Better scheduling for entire next month, not just week ahead Support for CFIGs: regular meetings, ongoing training, weeding out
  30. 30. EXAMPLE OF HANDOUT/RESOURCES 30 AIR SAILING GLIDERPORT www.airsailing.org www.nevadasoaring.com SOARING SOCIETY OF AMERICA www.ssa.org COLLEGIATE SOARING ASS’N www.iaa.com/soaringBOOKS: Gliding Made Easy Joy of Soaring FAA Glider Flying Handbook Beginning Gliding Stick and Rudder
  31. 31. 31SUMMARY WHAT WE WOULD LIKE OUR CLUB TO BE WHAT WE CAN DO LOOK AT YOUR DEMOGRAPHICS WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE - 2 YRS/10 YEARS? MODIFY THE CULTURE IN YOUR CLUB MODIFY THE DUTY INSTRUCTOR SYSTEM EMPOWER YOUR CFIGS & BOARD TO SAY “NO!” WELCOMING ALL - PHONE OUTREACH + Handouts + PowerPoint presentations
  32. 32. 32 To power pilots/lost medical To young people To community groups To people who want a career in aviation
  33. 33. The following is an example of 33one of two different presentationsgiven to the Women in AviationConferences – 2009 and 2010This one is entitled: “MAKE YOUR CAREER SOAR” These are just excerpts of the entire presentation given in 2010… and information may be outdated. Neita Montague President Women Soaring Pilots Association
  34. 34. 34MAKE YOUR CAREERSOAR or… Why Soaring? BECOME A BETTER PILOT WORK WHILE EARNING HOURS & MONEY STAND OUT ON YOUR RESUME
  35. 35. WE’LL COVER: 35 SHORT HISTORY JOB OUTLOOKS FAA REQUIREMENTS COMPETITION AND AWARDS EARNING $ WHILE FLYING FOR FREE/build time CONTACT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORT AND SCHOLARSHIPS NETWORKING
  36. 36. WORKING ON GLIDER 36RATINGS MORE FAMILIARITY WITH THE ATMOSPHERE BETTER ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRECISE LANDINGS BETTER DECISION-MAKING SKILLS ENJOY THE CHALLENGES OF FLYING CROSS COUNTRY ENJOY EARNING YOUR BADGES AND DIAMONDS ENJOY THE CHALLENGE OF COMPETITION ENJOY BEING AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EXCITED ABOUT FLYING EACH AND EVERY DAY!
  37. 37. 37STEPPING STONES TO YOURCAREER:OR BETWEEN JOBS… OR MOVINGUP$$ earn money while building hours TT JOB OUTLOOKS: COMMERCIAL RIDES INSTRUCTION TOW PILOT And don’t forget … NETWORKING!
  38. 38. 38AIR SAILINGGLIDERPORT, RENO, NEVADAOne United 777 CaptainOne retired United 747 CaptainOne ExpressJet First OfficerOne 2-Star General9 CFI-Gs and 8 Tow pilotsAir Force Fighter Squadron Commander/ThailandOne C-141/C-130 pilot/KC-135 InstructorThe Chief Pilot of Northwest Airlines/UtahOne ex-Eastern CaptainOne Fed Ex 767 Captain
  39. 39. RESOURCES 39 WOMEN SOARING PILOTS ASS’N WWW.WOMENSOARING.ORG SOARING SOCIETY IN AMERICA WWW.SSA.ORG COLLEGIATE SOARING ASS’N WWW.IAA.COM/SOARING FIND A GLIDERPORT  WWW.CUMULUS-SOARING.COM/SOARING_LINKS Books: Bob Wander’s TRANSITION TO SINGLE-SEAT GLIDERS JOY OF SOARING FAA GLIDER FLYING HANDBOOK HELMUT REICHMANN’S CROSS COUNTRY SOARING
  40. 40. 40WHAT GLIDERPORTSOFFER*a community sport for all ages*beautiful settings*learn great stick and rudder skills*scholarships may be available*great networking for aviation careers
  41. 41. STEPPING STONES TO YOURCAREER: 41OR BETWEEN JOBS… OR MOVINGUP$$ earn money while building hours TT JOB OUTLOOKS: COMMERCIAL RIDES INSTRUCTION TOW PILOTAnd don’t forget … NETWORKING!
  42. 42. COMPETITION: 42+ A, B, C, BRONZE AND SILVER BADGES+ GOLD BADGE AND DIAMONDS+ TROPHIES (AML TROPHY, EASTON TROPHY etc.)+ STATE RECORDS……..+ REGIONAL, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS+ RECOGNITION IN NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPARS and on the local level.
  43. 43. SCHOLARSHIPS! 43 WOMEN SOARING PILOTS ASSOCIATION THE NINETY-NINES INTERNATIONAL SOARING SOCIETY IN AMERICA YOUR GLIDERPORT!
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  45. 45. 45WORKING ON GLIDERRATINGS MORE FAMILIARITY WITH THE ATMOSPHERE BETTER ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRECISE LANDINGS BETTER DECISION-MAKING SKILLS ENJOY THE CHALLENGES OF FLYING CROSS COUNTRY ENJOY EARNING YOUR BADGES AND DIAMONDS ENJOY THE CHALLENGE OF COMPETITION ENJOY BEING AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EXCITED ABOUT FLYING EACH AND EVERY DAY!
  46. 46. Soaring for 2.5 hours: Cost: $35 46  Airport field elevation: 4100’  Towed to 2000’ AFE  Climbed to 17,500’  Traveled 300 km  Time aloft: 2.6 hours
  47. 47. A COST-EFFECTIVE ADD-ON: 47 GLIDER CLUBS: COMMERCIAL OPS:  Membership fee $0 to $250 None  Plus monthly fee $0 to $ 50 None  Instruction: $0 to $75 an hour $ 60 average  Glider rental free or low cost $ 35- 60/275  Tows: $10 to $50 per 3,000’ $70 average Free camping $15 a night trailers
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  49. 49. 4917,998’ INWAVE
  50. 50. 50REQUIREMENTS PRIVATE GLIDER ADD-ON: 3 hours of flight training in a glider – include at least 10 solo flights 3 training flights with an authorized instructor No written exam
  51. 51. 51COMMERCIAL ADD-ON200 hours of flight time heavier than air aircraft including3 hours of flight training or 10 training flightsand at least 20 flights in a glider as PICno written exam
  52. 52. 52CFI-G ADD ONNeed only take a glider written(most of you have taken the Fundamentals of Instruction if a CFI)Must hold a Commercial Glider CertificateLogged 15 hours in category as PIC
  53. 53. 53SEE YOU AT THE GLIDERPORT!
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