Soaring Information and Resouces
- Soaring Meteorolgy by Tom Bradbury
"A Met Guide for Beginners" All about clouds and thermals and how to pick a good soaring day.
- Turning radius versus speed and bank angle - principles and calculations
- Theory of Wave Soaring by Tom Bradbury
"Wave Soaring over the British Isles" - while this is for Britian, its discussion of conditions apply anywhere there is orographic conditions to produce wave - even in Nova Scotia.
The Soaring Pilot
- Real Winches
Pictures of Winches in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Also a page of measured winch launch profiles
- Winch Launch Simulation:
A mathematical model of the launch of a Ka7 and Ka8 to show the time varying value of forces, speeds, and power.
- Understanding the Winch Launch - by John Gibson
An article from Sailplane and Gliding explaining how the pilot should handle the winch launch.