McCready and Speed-to-fly resources (Aviation)

Gliding is all about flying efficiently, and one of the main things we try to do is minimze the amount of time we are spending in sinking air.  These links are probalby not worth reading unless you’re into aviation in general, and have at least some interest in how we glider pilots maximize our time aloft. 

These articles both give much more clear explanations of speed-to-fly than I’ve ever managed to do, so I thought it worth bookmarking them for future consideration.

http://www.5c1.net/Glider%20Performance%20Airspeeds.htm

http://www.dartmoorgliding.co.uk/Cross_Country_Training_Module_5.pdf  (part of a series of 7 articles at http://www.dartmoorgliding.co.uk/html/cross_country.html)

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